Mascarpone Stuffed Fresh Figs and a Fair Trade Giveaway!
October is in full effect here with falling leaves, overcast skies, and chilly weather countered by many cups of hot tea brewed with my electric teakettle. This atmosphere makes me long to bake bread, but alas, I have no kitchen. Temporarily. But seriously - take a look . I'm going through baking
Homemade Ugly Apple Fritters
If there's one recipe that is quintessentially fall - correction, early fall, then this must be it. You'll find these fritters dense with apples yet light and pillowy, tart yet sweet. Both ugly and beautiful, they are a contradiction of the best sort: fried and smothered in cinnamon-spiced glaze.
Zodiac Constellation Cake
The Autumnal Equinox is on the horizon and if you're a fellow sky gazer, then you may have noticed signs of the season's change. Here in my corner of the world (Northern Hemisphere), daytime brings a shade of brilliant blue that is only visible in fall. Indoors the shadows move across the ...
Life Lately Behind the Scenes
Hello friends, bakers, and fellow dessert-makers! I thought it might be fun for you to see what I've been up to lately. Namely, there's a book trailer in the works for Sea Salt Sweet ! In the picture above I'm trying to look like a normal not-nervous person, but we all know that pictures can be ...
Peachy Orange Marmalade Cupcakes
I don't know how to feel about September. It's here too soon. The past two weeks have been especially full of sound and fury in my kitchen (the best kind of both) and many baked goods that you have yet to see. Most of those treats were for a book trailer (more on that in a future post), and others
Triple Stack Donut Cake
This past week has been filled with the deliberate business of comparing flooring samples, cabinet colors and countertops for the kitchen remodel. The whole thing feels foreign to me; too serious, too adult . To balance out all of that grown-up stuff, I decided to create a cake that would bring ...
Lime Soufflé with Toasted Meringue
I'm getting back into the swing of things after a mini hiatus from blogging. We're in the beginning stages of a kitchen remodel (!!!) which makes me all kinds of excited and nervous. The 'excited' part is easy to explain. I'm eager for my small kitchen to grow and become more user-friendly. I'm not
Malted Nutella & Biscoff Brownie Torte
This cake started out innocently enough with three brownie layers and a jar of Biscoff spread, but something happened along the way; namely the discovery of an unopened jar of Nutella in the back of the pantry. At first I felt like using these two European spreads in the same cake would be crazy ...
Frozen Strawberry Sensation
Today I'm sharing one of my mom's recipes. I'm not kidding when I tell you that whatever I make seems to pale in comparison to whatever she's got going on in the kitchen. But isn't that a cosmic rule? Mom's cooking always tastes best? I asked her if I could share this recipe (already knowing the ...
Pecan Joy Candy Bars
Most of the time I try to avoid making candy in the summertime, but this recipe has completely changed my mind. There's no standing over a bubbling pot of sugar and no candy thermometer involved. In fact, the only cooking required can be done in the microwave. I call these candy bars Pecan Joys .