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Upside Down Apricot Snacking Cake

Upside Down Apricot Snacking Cake

I know peaches are all the rage, but apricots should get equal attention. When ripe, they’re just as sweet, tangy, and flavorful. This Upside Down Apricot Snacking Cake takes advantage of its smaller size. You can fit 10 whole apricots in one cake and keep them mostly whole. Not chopping or dicing here. Literally cut […]

Triple Layer Cookie Brownies

Triple Layer Cookie Brownies

These Triple Layer Cookie Oreo Brownies are a bit out of left-field for me. About 90% of my desserts are fruit-based and usually reduced in sugar and butter, just because that’s my taste and style. However, even though it’s a different style recipe, I can use the same exact principles to make this delicious and […]

Strawberry & Cherry Buttermilk Cornmeal Cobbler

Strawberry & Cherry Buttermilk Cornmeal Cobbler

This Strawberry & Cherry Buttermilk Cornmeal Cobbler is my ideal summer dessert: an easy and breezy process (that takes about 20-30 minutes and is hard to mess up) and a result that ends in bubbling cooked down berries that fill your kitchen with a heavenly aroma. Seriously does it get any better than those few […]

Apricot, Orange & Creamcheese Danishes

Apricot, Orange & Creamcheese Danishes

These Apricot, Orange & Creamcheese Danishes remind me just how much I love puff pastry. IT’S SO GOOD. Dangerously good. It also makes this seemingly impressive danish actually really simple to make. Since the dough is an already prepared puff pastry, you can prep this whole recipe in about 15 minutes. The bake time is […]

Seriously Addictive Cornflake Krispie Cookies

Seriously Addictive Cornflake Krispie Cookies

These seriously addictive cornflake krispie cookies are the cookies I wish I had had as a kid. They have the essence of a homemade rice krispie treat, but in a cookie. The first time I tried these, I was immediately brought back to my childhood memories of eating homemade rice krispie treats. So buttery. And […]

Healthy One Bowl Banana Chocolate Muffins

Healthy One Bowl Banana Chocolate Muffins

Healthy banana chocolate muffins that can be made in one bowl – they are finally here. No equipment. Just a whisk and one bowl. These also happen to be gluten-free and refined sugar-free,. After two solid years of more traditional baking, I can confidently say these healthy one bowl banana chocolate muffins ignore a lot of […]

Brown Butter Summer Berry Cake

Brown Butter Summer Berry Cake

The quintessential summer cake: A breezy cake that requires almost no equipment (no electric mixer needed!) and can be made in less than an hour. Even though it may sound fancy, this brown butter summer berry cake is actually that simple. If you happen to be traveling or at the beach, you can still make […]

Honey Cornmeal Cake with Berries & Fresh Whip Cream

Honey Cornmeal Cake with Berries & Fresh Whip Cream

For me personally, I always load up on the fresh berries as much as possible for any dessert- and I don’t think I’m alone. This is my play on a trifle, but deconstructed so people can take as much or as little of each component as they want. It also allows you to make this […]

Cardamom & Berry Jam Palmiers

Cardamom & Berry Jam Palmiers

One of the best metrics to determine how popular a cookie is: how long the batch lasts. Solely based on this, this may be my favorite dessert yet. They never last longer than a couple of days! There’s just no resisting a buttery, flakey puff pastry. This recipe is adapted from @sarahkietfer 100 cookies (highly […]

Brown Butter Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Buckwheat and brown butter add a nutty dimension to this otherwise classic chocolate chip cookie. The other thing that makes this special is that it doesn’t require any equipment beyond a whisk. I’ve posted these a few times on my stories (Matt requests these ones a lot) and some of you reached out to get […]

Puff Pastry Parmesan Straws

Puff Pastry Parmesan Straws

This recipe is from Claire Saffitz from Bon Appetit is a WINNER in my book, especially when entertaining. It can be made ahead of time, works for all ages (even kids), and is surprisingly easy to do. I haven’t changed this recipe much at all (the beauty is in its simplicity so I didn’t want […]

Buckwheat Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies (no butter!)

Buckwheat Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies (no butter!)

I struggled with what to call this one. I’m obsessed with this recipe and felt like no matter what, the title wouldn’t do it justice. This cookie recipe uses nut butters instead of butter, but other than that it’s a traditional cookie. I was trying to find the right description to get across that this […]

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

They’re sweet, but not overly so- Matt felt like their sweetness was more like a muffin, but I still wouldn’t categorize these as muffins because their texture is much lighter and fluffier (like you’d expect from a cake or cupcake). These recipe is very straight forward and a great weekend bake. The only slightly fussy […]

Whole Grain Miso Buttermilk Biscuits

Whole Grain Miso Buttermilk Biscuits

About a year ago I would have considered myself a biscuit novice- certainly not one to create my own recipe. Now, having tried a wide variety of recipes and techniques, I’ve come to love how simple they actually are- provided you do the correct techniques and focus on a few things. I’ve borrowed and combined […]

Brown Butter Pistachio Cardamom Sables

Brown Butter Pistachio Cardamom Sables

Prior to December, shortbread cookies were not high on my list. Luckily these beautiful cookies caught my eye. And turns out I was seriously missing out. Not only does the dough make the perfect buttery, sweet, & sandy texture that melts in your mouth, but it also gives the perfect canvas for lots of subtle […]

5-Ingredient Cinnamon Baked Apples

5-Ingredient Cinnamon Baked Apples

The best thing about this simple cozy dessert: it’s completely customizable. You can be as minimal as you want or get creative with your filling. The key ingredients: cinnamon, some form of sugar (coconut sugar, light brown sugar, maybe even maple syrup?), and a touch of butter (or coconut oil if you prefer). Point already […]

Spiced Molasses Cookies

Spiced Molasses Cookies

Another cookie to add to my collection! My goal is to have about ten different cookie recipes that cover my basis for any occasion and have a wide array of flavors and textures. The generous amount of spices and molasses is what makes these special. While I’ve been changing up the spices just a bit, […]

Dark Chocolate Brownie Rye Cookies

Dark Chocolate Brownie Rye Cookies

This cookie is like the perfect match for Matt and me- all the decadent gooey chocolate for him; sea salt, browned butter, dark chocolate, and rye for me. Here are a few other reasons why I’m loving this recipe: It’s almost a one bowl cookie recipe. Yes, two bowls and a pan, but it’s still […]

Whole Grain Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Whole Grain Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

I originally began this recipe in September, knowing that some time would be needed to perfect these before Thanksgiving. I’m happy to say that after my sixth time working with this recipe, I think I’ve hit the spot with texture and flavor. While I’ve been relatively happy with the recipe for the last few times, […]

Pumpkin Cider Donuts

Pumpkin Cider Donuts

I’m a bit obsessed with this dough batter: it comes together in about 10 minutes and is whole grain, low in sugar, and even has a dose of protein. After some testing with baking, I’ve decided that frying is the way to go. While you can bake them (they will hold their shape), I found […]

Step by Step: Ghost Macarons with Pumpkin Buttercream

Step by Step: Ghost Macarons with Pumpkin Buttercream

The perfect way to celebrate Halloween this year: ghost macarons! They take some time, but are 100% worth it. After 4 batches of macarons in the last month using the same method, I’m confident in it. The key- making an Italian meringue- it takes an extra step but is more foolproof, which I personally think […]

Homemade Spelt Pretzels with Everything Seasoning

Homemade Spelt Pretzels with Everything Seasoning

Looking for a fun weekend baking project that you can enjoy all week long? This is it. I’ve adapted my bagel recipe into pretzel form and with spelt flour. Fluffy on the inside, a crispy exterior, and lots of flaky salt and seeds, these are going to be delicious no matter what shape you make […]

Chai Spiced Donuts

Chai Spiced Donuts

The ultimate weekend brunch recipe: Shockingly simple, minimal bowls and equipment, a delicious result, and good for leftovers throughout the week.  The first time I made the recipe, I set aside a good amount of time for it, assuming homemade doughnuts would be a bit of a project. Not only do these not require much […]

Fig Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Fig Pistachio Frangipane Tart

I said this was one of my favorite desserts I’ve made in months when I posted a photo of this pre-bake a few weeks ago. After making it about 5 times since to perfect this, I can still confirm this is AMAZING. I could eat all day. And luckily, I’ve made the recipe simple and […]

Golden Graham S’mores Blondie Cookie Skillet

Golden Graham S’mores Blondie Cookie Skillet

A bit of a nod to my childhood, this cookie skillet is seriously loaded: chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter, Golden Grahams, and marshmallows. Classic with a twist. Generally this isn’t the type of dessert I gravitate toward- but there’s a time and place for something like this and since I was participating in this cookie […]

Simple Summer Pluot Torte

Simple Summer Pluot Torte

I’ve seen this torte from @nytcooking about a dozen times throughout my feed (they claim it to be their most famous recipe) And for good reason. It’s super simple and hits the spot. One bowl. A handful of ingredients. Straight forward directions.  Essentially, here’s what you do: Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add flour. […]

Rosemary Peach Spelt Focaccia

Rosemary Peach Spelt Focaccia

I’ll take any excuse to make this focaccia dough. I posted the recipe for the bread earlier this summer- this is a variation of it with spelt flour (from @seyloubakery) and peaches to make it seasonal and with a hint of sweetness. It requires just a bit of planning with the timing, but the beauty of […]

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Cereal (Gluten and Grain Free)

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Cereal (Gluten and Grain Free)

Milk and cookies? How about 4 ingredient peanut butter cookie? This recipe adapted from the awesome @maggiebakesgrace is the perfect super simple cookie that can actually be made on a weekday. One bowl. 4 ingredients. Also naturally grain- and gluten-free. Any peanut butter lover will be all over this one. For those that have little ones, this […]

Spelt & Rye Tomato Parmesan Galette

Spelt & Rye Tomato Parmesan Galette

There’s few better ways to celebrate the tomatoes in season right now than with this galette. The beauty is its simplicity of ingredients: roasted & caramelized tomatoes are front and center, with a backdrop of a perfectly flaky parmesan pie crust. The more colorful the tomatoes, the better.  While the end result and ingredient list […]

Easy Summer Blueberry Spelt Cobbler

Easy Summer Blueberry Spelt Cobbler

I like to think of this as my lazy pie recipe. It has the essence of a summer berry pie- when that fruit smells HEAVENLY and is bubbling when you pull it out of the oven… with a fraction of the effort. As much as I love pie, I don’t always love the sometimes temperamental […]

Homemade Everything Bagels

Homemade Everything Bagels

Making your own bagels: sounds a bit intimidating, right? I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical. But I trust @food52 and my friend Tess was totally game to do these (and quickly became obsessed with this recipe.. in the best way possible). To be candid- this isn’t simplest recipe out there. However, I promise […]

Traditional Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Traditional Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

If I had to choose any traditional dessert to eat, it’d probably be pie. I mean, we even served it as a dessert at our wedding (best decision ever). And as far as flavors go, strawberry and rhubarb is probably my favorite combination. Pretty sure I single handedly devoured half a strawberry rhubarb pie on […]

Thin & Crispy Customizable Cookies

Thin & Crispy Customizable Cookies

After a month of experimenting different cookie recipes and dissecting them, I was ready to make my own recipe of EXACTLY what I wanted: a thin & crispy base, but totally customizable. More specifically, these thin & crispy customizable cookies needed 1) the perfect ratio of a crispy outside and chewy inside (I like them […]

Whole Wheat Focaccia

Whole Wheat Focaccia

As I begin to understand the art of baking and dabble in a variety of different bread recipes, I’ve gained an appreciation for recipes that are simple. At first, this recipe didn’t seem approachable, but after a few times, I realized that the active steps only take a few minutes. Most of the work is […]

Peanut Butter Miso Cookies

Peanut Butter Miso Cookies

If you’re looking for a fun and easy cookie to bake, but with a surprising twist- this is it. Im always looking for ways to spin off of a traditional recipe, so I was immediately intrigued by this peanut butter miso cookie by @kchambrot that had great reviews on @nytcooking. I found this unusual recipe when looking for […]

Almond Rhubarb Snacking Cake

Almond Rhubarb Snacking Cake

Beyond just being absolutely delicious- this cake was eaten within 2 days about 3 people EASILY- I love this cake for a few reasons: It doesn’t require any equipment except a whisk and some bowls. As much as I love my standing mixer, I also love recipes that don’t require any equipment and are more […]

Easy Whole Grain & Yogurt Banana Bread

Easy Whole Grain & Yogurt Banana Bread

Love seeing all the amazing breads being made during this quarantine time, but looking for something super simple? This easy whole grain & yogurt banana bread is your answer. I’ve been making so many yeasted breads recently that the ease and simplicity of this recipe was a pleasant surprise. Just toss everything into a bowl, […]

Pantry Cheese & Greens Whole Grain Tart

Pantry Cheese & Greens Whole Grain Tart

Normally I don’t give so many options in an ingredient list, but my goal is to show just how flexible this recipe can be. As long as you have some good cheese, some handfuls of greens, and a pie crust, everything else is easily adaptable to what you have in your pantry. Seriously, Matt and […]

Swedish Cardamom Buns

Swedish Cardamom Buns

In case you missed my stories this weekend, I made @nytcooking Swedish cardamom buns on Friday night. The first attempt… did not go so well. They tasted good, but I felt like the instructions were a bit confusing and not approachable. Of course, I saw the challenge in front of me and was determined to […]

Camouflage Cheesecake Brownies

Camouflage Cheesecake Brownies

If you’re looking for a fun recipe to bake this weekend, this is a great one! Here’s why:– They keep in the fridge or freezer so you can have these for dessert throughout the week. In fact, they are better cold (ask Matt).– The procedure and ingredients are a great balance of being fun and […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars

Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars

This Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars post has been updated in August 2021. It’s been a year and a half since I’ve posted these and it’s safe to say these Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars are still a favorite of mine. I got into a routine of making these about once or twice a month, […]

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Earl Grey Tea Cake

In the midst of social distancing and potentially high anxiety, this tea cake seems like the perfect thing to bake. Its steps are simple and easy and the heavenly smell of earl grey tea will fill your kitchen. Also, other than the greek yogurt, most of these ingredients are pantry/baking staples so you can make […]

Swirl Brioche Bread with Blackberry Jam

Swirl Brioche Bread with Blackberry Jam

I’m currently finding any and all excuses to make this brioche bread. As I’ve said before, baking is something I’ve far from mastered (unlike cooking, which feels mostly intuitive to me). Step by step directions with photos and clear tips are super helpful to making sure it’s done right, which is why I loved this […]

Chocolate Chip & Pretzel Oat Cookies

Chocolate Chip & Pretzel Oat Cookies

A cookie that’s gluten and refined sugar-free, but tastes like a traditional cookie? Yes- it’s possible, but it’s all about the right ingredients. Using a combination of oats and oatmeal adds texture (while sneakily making it gluten free) and coconut sugar adds a hint of caramel and depth of flavor beyond just “sweet”. Yes, there […]

Chai Crinkle Cookies

Chai Crinkle Cookies

One of my strongest memories of Christmas is my mom’s chocolate crinkle cookies. Given that, plus my mom’s affinity (and mine) to chai tea, I was immediately drawn to these Chai Crinkle Cookies from @nytcooking. To me, these were the perfect Christmas cookie for a few reasons: The dough is easy and fun to make. Matt […]

Parmesan Popovers with Rosemary, Thyme & Sage

Parmesan Popovers with Rosemary, Thyme & Sage

Looking to make homemade bread or rolls, but don’t want to wait hours or risk problems with multiple rises? Popovers are your answer. Seriously, popovers are in the running for my new favorite obsession, especially for when hosting. Here’s why: 1. They are fun and festive, yet surprisingly easy to make 2. You can easily […]

Whole Grain Gingerbread Biscotti

Whole Grain Gingerbread Biscotti

If I had to choose any cookie to have, biscotti might be favorite. Especially when they have the perfect amount of crunch and are just waiting to be dunked in some tea or coffee.  Adding in a variety of dried spices give these biscotti a holiday twist. I went one step further with by adding […]

Lemon & Poppyseed Whole Grain Bundt Cake

Lemon & Poppyseed Whole Grain Bundt Cake

Made with whole grain flour, greek yogurt, and honey, this cake is the perfect dessert to feel festive and indulgent without totally breaking the bank. Although it’s sweet, it’s not overbearingly sweet, meaning 1) you can really taste the lemon and poppyseed 2) you can have it for a breakfast treat the following day. It’s […]

Apple & Cheddar Galette with Buckwheat Pie Crust

Apple & Cheddar Galette with Buckwheat Pie Crust

Looking for an appetizer to serve or bring for Thanksgiving? To me, the best appetizers are those that meld savory and sweet flavors. With the simple addition of cheese, this galette evolves the classic apple pie to make an almost familiar, yet unique appetizer. And who doesn’t love melted cheese, a buttery flaky crust, caramelized […]

Spooky Ghost Meringues

Spooky Ghost Meringues

Spooky Ghost Meringues Makes 12 large meringue cookies 150g egg whites (4 eggs worth) (at room temperature- leave out for 30 minutes before using) 150g white sugar (3/4 cup) (superfine if possible) 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional, but helps eggs whip properly) pinch sea salt Preheat oven to 225. Place egg whites in standing […]

Banana Walnut Muffins (Grain Free)

Banana Walnut Muffins (Grain Free)

I wasn’t planning on making this recipe until I noticed our bananas were seriously over ripe one morning. I looked up my old tried and true banana muffin recipe, switched out chocolate for walnuts, and that’s pretty much it! One of my favorite things about this recipe is it truly is that easy- most of […]

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Quiche

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Quiche

I tried out several variations of this dish, as I feel like a good quiche is a good crowd pleaser and a great lunch. I added a side salad of arugula to go with this quiche and it was great! My main focus for this quiche was to find ways to incorporate more eggs and […]

Everything Bagel Parmesan Breadsticks

Everything Bagel Parmesan Breadsticks

For Christmas this year, Matt got me a book by Paul Hollywood, one of the judges on The Great British Baking Show. If you haven’t watched this, I definitely recommend checking this out on Netflix. It’s relatively detailed in teaching you some technical recipes and is a feel-good show. To be honest, I’m not the […]

Almond Flour Cornbread with Pecans & Seeds

Almond Flour Cornbread with Pecans & Seeds

I was inspired to make this in order to make this recipe here: Cornbread with Quark, Pluot, Peach, & Bee Pollen. I will say that if you eat this on its own, it doesn’t really taste like cornbread (and well, to be honest, why would it? It doesn’t have much corn in it!), HOWEVER the […]

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