Brown Butter Nectarine Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream Frosting

Hooray for stone fruit season!! Brown butter and roasted nectarines are the two star ingredients of these cake layers. They get slathered in a whipped cream frosting that has hints of brown sugar, bourbon and a little mascarpone to add that slight tang to balance it all out. This is summer. This is potluck. This is leftover snack at midnight. This is, yes please, I will take a second slice.

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Thanksgiving Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cobbler with Cinnamon Maple Whipped Cream

 

As I’ve mentioned before, Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday.  This is the holiday that I scour my favorite food magazines, scroll through my favorite food blogs and visit numerous websites looking for the perfect new recipe to take to our family get together.  We, like so many other families, spend the night together Wednesday night so Thursday morning is literally wall to wall food from the moment we wake up till the moment we go to sleep that night.  In years past, Carmi and I have shared some family favorites, exciting new side dishes as well as an entire series on using up those leftovers.  This month we will be sharing some delicious breakfast options that don’t take a lot of time or effort but will still wow and impress your family Thanksgiving morning.  Of course, if your family is staying for several days, these next few posts would also work perfectly for the weekend after turkey day.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Summertime desserts are all about highlighting produce at its peak, while trying to stay cool! Strawberry shortcake is a quintessential summer dessert.  Fresh berries, cold vanilla bean flecked whipped cream, and a buttery crumbly shortcake makes for a winning combination.  Although cold butter technically can’t be used in the plastic whipping bowl, using frozen grated butter is a great workaround that allows shortcakes and biscuits to be made with the Ankarsrum.

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