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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher


I started cooking alongside my mother I-won’t-say-how-many years ago. I guess those habits learned at any early age are hard to break, as I’m still dreaming up recipes at a rapid pace. Be sure to check back here often for the latest additions, both savory and sweet, to my recipe file. And don’t be daunted by the length of any recipe. I like to fully script out all steps, so that every recipe is do-able, even for novice cooks and bakers!

Red Raspberry-Rose Sorbet
Photo by Julia M. Usher


May 5, 2013

Semisweet Modeling Chocolate

Recently I’ve heard some trepidation about modeling chocolate expressed within my circles on the internet. But, truly, there’s nothing to...

Recipes | Other SweetsContinue

January 1, 2013

Clementine Cocktail

How did you ring in the New Year? I did it with Hubby and a colorful clementine cocktail!

Recipes | SippablesContinue

January 1, 2013

Nana’s Gingerbread Cake

Because I often spend the bulk of my work week decorating reaaally detailed cookies, I like to unwind when it comes to other baking,...

Recipes | CakesContinue

January 1, 2013

My Favorite Italian Buttercream

Super creamy and not cloyingly sweet (like its American counterpart), this Italian Buttercream lets flavor shine over sugar, and is the...

Recipes | IcingsContinue

November 27, 2012

Cranberry-Pomegranate Salsa

With all the turkey consumed between Thanksgiving and New Year, the world needs a condiment that breaks from the same old cranberry...

Recipes | SavoriesContinue

November 26, 2012

Pistachio-Cranberry Brittle

I miss my mother-in-law. I don’t think I told many of you, but she passed away this fall. If you’ve lost someone you love, you know: the...

Recipes | Other SweetsContinue

November 26, 2012

Mulled Cider Sorbet

Who says mulled cider has to be hot? Here’s an icy, spicy-sweet version that makes a wonderful holiday pie topper or standalone amuse...

Recipes | SorbetContinue

June 18, 2012

Pistachio-Rosewater Shortbread

When I’m at my island home-away-from-home where the über-fragrant Rugosa Rose grows with abandon on every roadside, I infuse the butter...

Recipes | CookiesContinue

May 31, 2012

Cranberry-Cabernet Rosemary Sorbet

Granted, it may be a little chronologically inappropriate to post a cranberry recipe as we’re heading into summer on this continent. But...

Recipes | SorbetContinue

May 31, 2012

Lapsang Souchong-Star Anise Ice Cream

Love coffee ice cream, but seeking a slightly more daring flavor? Well then, try this smoked black tea (lapsang souchong) ice cream infused...

Recipes | Ice Cream Continue

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