Entries Tagged as 'dessert'

Lemon Berry Tart à la Coconut Oil

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Lemon Berry Tart à la Coconut Oil by Jessica's Dinner Party

Last weekend we had planned to host a dinner party for family friends, but unexpectedly had to postpone when one of our guests became bedridden with pneumonia. I was totally bummed we had to cancel…obviously because our family friend was sick…but also because I was really looking forward to making this tart.  The lemony crème pâtissière topped with fresh berries is perfectly balanced: not too sweet or cloyingly acidic. I made it on a whim last year and it was one of the most memorable desserts I made in 2013.  I was about to resign to the fact that I would have to write about it another time when I thought, why not make it anyways? Dinner party or no dinner party, everybody could use a sunny pep right now. We’re approaching the last bit of winter but spring could use a little beckoning with this zingy dessert.

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Summer of Pavlovas

Posted on: September 28, 2013

Summer of Pavlovas, Jessica's Dinner Party

Summer quietly whizzed past me, leaving me a bit out of sorts and unprepared for fall. I’m usually looking forward to this time of year, when the hot weather slowly turns cool, but this year I’m wanting to hold on a little bit before jumping into sweaters, pumpkins, and pie. I haven’t had the chance to properly introduce my new job, but if you follow me on instagram or twitter you will have noticed that I’m still working in the food industry. I’m constantly looking at food, reading about food, tasting food, but rarely for me, mostly for my job that I haven’t really had time or rather the energy to try out new recipes and experiment, thus the “Summer of Pavlovas.”

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Tarte à la Crème

Posted on: June 9, 2013

Tarte à la Crème by Jessica's Dinner Party

It was my parents’ anniversary a couple weeks ago and in celebration I came up with this simple tart. I combined my mom’s love for crispy sablée cookies with my dad’s affinity for creamy custards; perfect for the two of them!

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Cinnamon Roses and a (Re)Start

Posted on: May 19, 2013

cinnamon rolls, roses, dough, homemade, diy, jessica's dinner party, recipe, yeast

The last year has been a very transitional time for me: saying goodbye to Paris, seeing my sister get married, and moving back to Korea.  I felt a bit up in the air, heading somewhere but nowhere in particular at the same time.  It took be awhile to find my grounding and to be honest I’m still adjusting to this new phase in my life. I was looking for a good moment to revive JDP, a pause in my life when I could get all my thoughts together and let everyone know what was going on.  But things are always changing, and life continually transitioning, if I didn’t jump in at some point I was afraid another ghost of a year would pass by.

I’ll slowly get around to all the new changes that have taken place since I last posted (one being that I started a new job!), but before getting there I wanted to kick start my new blogging momentum by changing the look of this site! There are still a few kinks to be smoothed out, and it will continue to undergo some changes, but I hope this is a good (re)start!
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A Cheesecake for the Conscientious Glutton

Posted on: January 17, 2013

jessica's dinner party, cake, cheesecake, birthday

January may not be the best time to post a new cake recipe, especially with all those new year’s resolutions to “eat healthier” and “lose weight.” However, deprivation is anything BUT what this site is about. Detoxes and crazy wheatgrass diets have never helped me achieve those goals in the long run.  Aside from the obvious: exercise regularly and eat balanced meals, the best strategy I keep for myself is: glutton prevention. It may sound funny, but I can eat a lot.  I always get my money’s worth at a buffet, and have at one point out eaten 99% of the people I know (adolescent boys included).  When I was 16 that was ok, but today not so much.

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