Gluten Free and Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

When I think about peanut butter pie, I think about gathering with friends. We are so close to being able to get together with the people we love regularly again, and this classic pie is sort of a celebration of that. It’s gluten free and vegan, but, trust me, everyone is going to enjoy this…

Gluten Free Puff Pastry Berry Strudels

If you are on a gluten free diet, and if you’ve ever been graced by the presence of a frozen Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, chances are you have probably been missing this breakfast treat. I’m here to help 🙂 While these aren’t made in the toaster, it is definitely reminiscent of a toaster strudel from days…

Quick Small Batch Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are the perfect chocolate chip cookie, but in a smaller batch and a lot quicker! You can start with cold butter and there is no chilling time involved, but the results are still a perfect cookie with a soft middle and a little crisp on the edges. Some may disagree, but I love…

Tender Gluten Free Cream Biscuits with Strawberry Honey Butter

I love recipes that are simple, have few ingredients, and are all about technique. For these biscuits, the cutting is the important bit. To get the highest rise and tenderness, you want to use a sharp biscuit cutter in a quick downward motion with no twisting. To release the biscuit from the cutter, just tap…

Jalapeño Popper Dip

I am totally a dip person, and if I could choose just one dip for to eat for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It’s that good. I first discovered several recipes for jalapeño popper dip while perusing Pinterest several years ago and got inspired to make my own. Over the…

Levain Bakery Inspired Cookies (Gluten Free!)

If there’s one Instagrammable cookie that has always caught my eye it has been the iconic NYC Levain Bakery cookie. Every time this or any copycat-type cookie pops up on my feed I am in awe of how thick and humongous it is while looking like it’s maintaining all of the textures that a chocolate…

How to Build the Perfect Simple Charcuterie Board

But first, a charcuterie board story Traditionally, a charcuterie board is a Willis family Christmas Eve Tradition. In fact, it’s such a firm tradition that I refused to stop dipping little clementine orange slices in chocolate for our 2013 board as I was in active labor for our second child. In my defense, I wasn’t…

Pomegranate Lemon Curd

There are two types of people. Those that love lemon desserts and those that don’t. I used to be a lemon dessert hater until I tried Alton Brown’s recipe for lemon curd. I think up until that time, every other lemon dessert I had ever tasted was made from bottled lemon juice and had artificial…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Raise your hand if you’ve only ever had hot chocolate from a packet. That was me up until several years ago when I decided to try out making my own. How hard could it be? Just mix cocoa powder, sugar, and milk, right? It turns out it actually IS that simple. After adjusting my recipe…