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Life is uncertain.  Eat dessert first.  ~Ernestine Ulmer


Everything tastes better with a dollop of whipping cream!

  • Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce »

    Submitted by Janet Fletcher, reprinted with permission from Yogurt (Ten Speed Press)

    Time Required: About 1 hour active

    I like to serve this panna cotta parfait-style, in clear glasses, with the ruby-red fruit puree on the bottom. Diners plunge their spoon down through the creamy layer and bring up a smidgen of sauce with each spoonful, no inverting required. Full Recipe »

  • Bing Cherry Breakfast Clafoutis »

    Submitted by The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni, Chronicle Books, 2012

    Time Required: 45 minutes

    A clafouti is a rustic, country French dessert, but its fruit-studded eggy base has always said “breakfast” to me. Honestly, a stack of flapjacks with maple syrup is sweeter, so I say it’s time to make clafouti a legitimate breakfast option. To that end, I created this version with a fat dollop of thick Greek yogurt and a crumbly, buttery topping of sugar-spiced oats. If you’re feeling a bit fancy, bake it in individual ramekins. Or make it easy on yourself and use a large baking dish. Full Recipe »

  • Pear Bread Pudding »

    Submitted by Rosie Misenhimer

    Time Required: 1 hour (and let the pudding rest overnight)

    We are ever so grateful that our customers are willing to share their favorite recipes with us. This delicious dessert recipe comes from Rosie Misenhimer, who has spend years refining and perfecting this delicious bread pudding. It might take a little bit of time to prepare, but it's well worth it, she says! We recommend using all-organic ingredients. Full Recipe »

  • Crispy Pecan Bars »

    Submitted by Heather Stoner Appleby

    Time Required: 40 min. active

    These delicious pecan bars bring a holiday feeling home on any given day of the year. Even the beginning baker will find this recipe easy to follow as simple, but quality ingredients come together for a delightful dessert. One of our 2012 Facebook Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest winners! Full Recipe »

  • Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce »

    Submitted by John D. Kerr

    Time Required: 30 min. active

    Sticky Date Pudding is a British classic - rich and incredibly delicious. It is really more a moist cake than a pudding and is easy to make. One of our 2012 Facebook Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest winners! Full Recipe »

  • Salted Butter Caramels »

    Submitted by Kristy Augsburger Smith

    Time Required: 1.5 hours

    Making caramels requires a bit of time and skill, but these melt-in-your-mouth caramels are worth every minute. The rich buttery flavor is amplified by sea salt for a rich and creamy finish. One of our 2012 Facebook Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest winners! Full Recipe »

  • Ellen Straus’ Pie Crust Recipe »

    Submitted by Straus Family Creamery

    Time Required: 20 min. + 40 min. for baking

    This hefty, absolutely unbelievable crust is what we all grew up on. We love it! This pie crust is thick and tastes almost like shortbread, but better. It is a perfect crust for any type of fruit (strawberries, Santa Rosa plums, or apples). In the spirit of Ellen, we recommend that you use all organic ingredients. Full Recipe »

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What’s the advantage of glass bottles?

Glass bottles have so many advantages - we don’t even know where to start. First of all, they’re reusable. On average our bottles have a return rate of 80% and get reused 6-8 times, so that’s definitely good for the environment. But glass bottles also keep your milk colder in the fridge and therefore it lasts longer. Learn mooore about glass... »