apple tart.

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 ūüćŹ 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.

ina garten’s outrageous brownies – justifiably delish

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

sour cream mini doughnuts.

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.

pumpkin tarts.

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.

pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling

I found a pumpkin maple muffin ūüéÉ 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

old fashioned apple cake with cream cheese frosting

after apple picking ūüćé last week, I now¬†have to get creative with a bunch of sweet delicious apples. ¬†(apples are one of my absolute favs). ¬†one of the first recipes I found intriguing was this¬†old fashioned apple cake¬†from King Arthur Flour. ¬†I¬†made a few minor¬†modifications, but I would recommend this cake any time of the … More old fashioned apple cake with cream cheese frosting

fall favs: sweets

celebrate¬†fall seasonal produce¬†with a display of scrumptious sweets. ¬†perfect for an autumn inspired wedding or party. ¬†which one will you try? Sweets basket of fresh apples and pears ¬†(show them off ūüćźūüćé) southern style caramel apples via southern living gluten free pumpkin apple pie crisp via the whole serving pear vanilla sorbet via a pastry … More fall favs: sweets