Skillet Brownie for Two (gluten free)

I am a sucker for a brownie, but I’m also passionate about what a brownie should be like. For instance, when someone says “I like a cakey brownie.” Ma’am, you like chocolate cake. A cakey brownie is not a brownie. It’s cake. A brownie is fudgy, super chocolatey, rich, and decadent. The end. Ok, great,…

Whole Blood Orange Cake (gluten-free!)

This one started how a lot of my recipes have started over the years. Something I bought at the store was going to go bad soon and I didn’t want it to go to waste. I had 3 blood oranges that were in danger of turning soon if I didn’t so something with them. I…

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…

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…

Chai-Spiced Pear Pie with Gingersnap Crumble

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. “This chai-spiced pear pie with gingersnap crumble will fulfill all of your family’s desires.” At least that’s what my nine year old daughter said when I told her I was feeling a little uninspired to write a post about pie this morning….

Gingerbread Spiced Pear Pound Cake

What type of cake lover are you? Are you more of a a light and airy sponge cake lover or more of a dense, flourless chocolate cake type of cake lover? I think I might be both (because cake!), but I feel a definite pull toward the rich, dense, type of cake. Oh wait! Is…

Caramel Apple Spider Pie

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. Confession time: I have never been a fan of spooky Halloween food. You know the kind: pretzel rods that look like zombie fingers and cocktails with grenadine and fake vampire fangs. I have been to Halloween parties where I’ve ended up…

Pumpkin Crumble Bars

I know everyone is saying it, but HOW did we get to the first week of October already!? Well regardless of what 2020 has given (or hasn’t given?) we still have allllllllll the pumpkin treats for the fall (yay!) and this is one for the books (maybe MY book? a cookbook!? We’ll see)! Out of…

Baked Pumpkin Apple Cider Donuts (gluten and dairy free!)

Ok, I’m getting into the fall spirit. There, I said it! 😉 These gluten and dairy free baked pumpkin cider donuts with maple glaze and toasted pecans could totally serve as evidence! Every year we go to our favorite local orchard and pick apples, but as 2020 would have it, this year the early frost…

Blueberry Basil Galette with Marscarpone Creme

Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon come together in this perfectly balanced dessert with a warm, flaky crust and cool creamy marscarpone creme to top it all off. A simple dessert for any night of the week!