so, I just got back from the U.S. Virgin Islands where I got to spend Mother’s Day weekend (yeah!). and I baked this apple 🍏 tart (with my mom) for Mother’s Day dinner with my family (it’s perfect for any celebration or any day!). it’s a recipe that I hope you will enjoy immensely – so please share if … More apple tart.
here is a great brownie recipe I recently made for a crowd of friends: Ina Garten’s outrageous brownies. they are absolutely delicious. and with Valentine’s Day coming up, you may want to just half the recipe and then enjoy a few with your sweetie and freeze the rest for another day. I made slight modifications to … More ina garten’s outrageous brownies – justifiably delish
this easy cocoa brownie recipe from Nestle is perfect for a quick dessert and even better when made into brownie bites and dipped into melted chocolate. take them to the next level and get creative with toppings and make these brownie bites the star of your holiday party. recipe is below. let me know if you make … More chocolatey chewy cocoa brownie bites.
so for Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make a “traditional” dessert, but with slight modifications. it was pecan tartlets…the classic “pecan pie” but made in mini tart pans. it was an absolutely delectable dish. I loved that I found a recipe where it wasn’t overly sweet, but had just the right amount of sweetness. … More southern pecan tartlets
banana nut bread is one of my personal favorites. whether it’s for breakfast, weekend brunch, or even during afternoon tea — frankly, banana nut bread is perfect at anytime. I made some this weekend but I wanted it to be a little different. so, I made it in mini bundt pans and instead of using … More banana pecan bundt. the best ever.
when you’re looking for something small, not-overly-sweet, but will still make you smile – then these doughnuts are for you. sour cream mini doughnuts slightly modified from my recipes, “Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts“ ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon … More sour cream mini doughnuts.
I was never a huge fan of pumpkin. it was a vegetable I would more tolerate than actually request. but I’ve actually begun to really appreciate it for breakfast, brunch, and even just roasted with some olive oil for a perfect side dish. yet, one classic pumpkin dish, (hint: its readily available at Thanksgiving) has always … More pumpkin tarts.
here’s how I turn a pumpkin breakfast into dessert. yes, all eaten before midnight. 🎃 (hmmm, did anyone else think of Cinderella?) pumpkin waffles for one inspired by top with cinnamon ingredients: 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder ( I use Jay Robb) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 large egg whites OR 1 large egg … More pumpkin breakfast for dessert.
there are so many ways to enjoy pears this season and I found a dessert recipe that is pear perfect. 🍐 the pretty blog’s caramel, pecan and pear lattice pie. I was intrigued this recipe used cake flour, egg, and room temperature butter for the crust (because typical pie crust recipes require cold ingredients, no eggs, and I’ve never seen … More caramel pear and pecan mini pies
I found a pumpkin maple muffin 🎃 recipe on the nytimes cooking site that’s perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch. I added a little extra to this already delicious recipe, but it’s a win-win. here’s how I made it: first, this recipe calls for pumpkin puree and I didn’t have the canned version BUT I did have an actual pumpkin (that … More pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling