dessert

earl grey shortbread cookies

I grew up in a tea-loving family. My parents have a tea drawer in the kitchen and I, the only tea drinker in my apartment, have enough tea to fill a drawer of my own. We don’t mess around when it comes to a good cup of tea. I didn’t try coffee until I was…

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mini vanilla cake with blueberry frosting

Have you been to a farmers’ market recently? So many tasty summer fruits and vegetables have shown up on the stands in the past few weeks! So many tomatoes, blueberries, watermelon, and summer squash adorn the colorful market stands and entice me each week with their fresh flavors and inspire me to cook with local,…

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loaded peanut butter cookies

Otherwise known as peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip peanut cookies, or, as my siblings refer to them, peanut butter crack cookies. There is a café nearby that flaunts the most wonderful bakery counter. Behind the glass are jars of cookies, freshly baked quick breads, biscuits, scones, and muffins of the day. While I love snacking…

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caramelized lemon tart and the story of our lemon tree

This lemon tart has been two years in the making. Not to scare you, you will be able to make yours in one afternoon, but ours began when we brought a lemon tree home more than two years ago. We got the tree when we found out we were going to move and would have…

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lemon poppy seed coconut macaroons

Coconut is a divisive ingredient. I am obviously strongly on team coconut, but a few members of my family are vehemently opposed to the contentious ingredient appearing in any recipe. I get it, but I will forever continue to make coconut goodies for the good of the rest of us ;) Sometimes I can hide…

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milk chocolate cadbury mini egg cookies

I am so excited to share these Cadbury mini egg cookies today! I recently learned that Cadbury mini eggs are not as revered by everyone as I think they should be. Some people (cough, Will) think they are gross and merely nostalgic, and when I brought them up in another crowd people thought I was…

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dark chocolate chunk espresso shortbread

In the past few weeks, it seems like everyone on the Internet has been making Alison Roman’s salted butter and dark chocolate chunk shortbread cookies. Cookies are my favorite baked good to make because of their versatility – there is always a twist, an addition, a substitution, or a tweak that can create an entirely…

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blood orange bundt cake with cinnamon caramel

Last week we covered wine and chocolate as a delicious Valentine’s Day treat. This week, in honor of the month of everything pink and red overlapping with wonderful winter citrus season, I’m excited to bring you this blood orange bundt cake covered in cinnamon caramel! While I love citrus on its own, my appreciation for…

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brown butter ginger cookies

If you make one type of cookie this holiday season, let it be brown butter ginger cookies. Out of all of the cookies I have made all year, these are my favorites and the ones I have made the most often, which is crazy, since I just started making them in November. The name aptly…

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chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, aka Thanksgiving menu prep week! Start rolling your pie dough, because you won’t want to miss the two pies I’m sharing this week, starting with a chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie! Like most people, our family’s Thanksgiving meal is pretty much the same every year. Though we stick to a…

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