Charlotte aux fraises

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“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” –Ellis Peters

Looking for a make-ahead, no-bake, showstopping spring dessert?  Look no further.  This strawberry charlotte is it!  The lovely pink color comes from puréed strawberries which are passed through a sieve to give the filling a luscious, velvety texture.  The lady finger cookies are dipped in a lemon simple syrup giving the cake a fresh burst of flavor.  Easy to make, the cake looks sensational and tastes, well, like a slice of heaven!

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And the Oscar Goes to…..Kir Royale Panna Cotta

imageWhy not toast your favorite movies on Oscar night with an easy, make-ahead, dazzling dessert worthy of the red carpet?  This Kir Royale Panna Cotta is drop-dead gorgeous, luxuriously creamy and can be eaten from the couch while you and your guests watch the Academy Award ceremonies. Continue reading