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Cherry Shortcake

Cherry Shortcake

It’s been cherry season in California for the last month or so now. My parents gave me a bag of red cherries. Oddly enough, I don’t like eating cherries on their own. I feel they’re better suited in desserts for some reason. I wanted to […]

Strawberry Thyme Galettes (Phoros Mix)

Strawberry Thyme Galettes (Phoros Mix)

When it’s good, it’s good. And what’s good is the combination of strawberry and thyme. I love balancing sweet flavors with fresh herbs. It’s refreshing and adds layers of dynamic flavor. It’s the beginning of strawberry season and I’m so excited about all the pastries […]

Chocolate Chai Babka

Chocolate Chai Babka

I’ve wanted to bake a plait after watching all the seasons of The Great British Bake Off on Netflix. The intricacies of the braids and the contrast between the dark and light colors are so beautiful. One of my favorite things to see is the […]

GOT Arya’s Meat Pie

GOT Arya’s Meat Pie

In honor of the final season of Game of Thrones premiering last night, I made the pie that Arya served Walder Frey. Unfortunately, my local butcher ran out of Frey meat, so I used a combination of lamb and lamb sausage. I’m sure it tastes […]

Hazelnut and Espresso Cookies

Hazelnut and Espresso Cookies

I’ve been wanting to experiment with a more nut flours. As I’ve restarted this blog, and have gotten into a good groove, I’m trying to avoid us packing on extra pounds from all my cooking/baking. I have to find alternative ways to cut sugar and/or […]

Apple Tart with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Apple Tart with Salted Whiskey Caramel

So I made a HUGE batch of salted whiskey caramel and wanted to make good use of it. Apples. Caramel. These two things go hand-in-hand. I decided to make an apple tart but I wanted it to look really pretty like those on Pinterest, cause […]

Salted Whiskey Caramel

Salted Whiskey Caramel

Chris is a whiskey drinker. For the longest time, it was the most disgusting smell and taste to me. But over the years, I’ve learned to appreciate the smokiness of whiskey and, on occasion, might even order a whiskey drink for myself. Pretty funny story, […]

Honey and Cheese Pear Tart

Honey and Cheese Pear Tart

Pear season is here! I think pears pair amazingly with cheese and honey so that was the inspiration for this recipe. I had recently bought some amazing local honey that I decided would be great with this recipe. You’ve probably noticed that I love fresh […]

Chocolate Ganache Tart

Chocolate Ganache Tart

Another dessert creation because I already had everything in the kitchen. Simple and easy to make, you can top this chocolate ganache tart with any seasonal fruit! I love the crust on this because it’s nutty and the hints of salt tame down the richness […]

Shallot Tart Tatin

Shallot Tart Tatin

I’m currently obsessed with making pastries. It probably doesn’t hurt that Chris bought me a stand mixer a couple of years ago and I’m finally using it on a weekly basis to make my crusts, doughs, and batters. Who knew it was so easy? I […]