A traditional apple pie is a thing of beauty, of course, but it can get a little…predictable. And that’s a quality I just can’t have in my baked goods. I want show-stealers. Eye-poppers. Taste-bud-tinglers. And that’s where these next-level apple recipes come in. Because once you’ve made an apple rose mini tart or an apple pie-baked apple, you’ll never go back. Continue reading
Who else is excited for fall baking? These Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies are pretty much the essence of the season. Sweet and chewy oatmeal cookies packed with fresh, juicy apples and gooey caramel bits—what could be better? They’re also really easy and quick to make, which makes them a perfect treat anytime. Continue reading
Zucchini has been a longtime favorite veggie of mine, but until recently, I never dabbled with adding it to my baked treats. But I came across more than one recipe for zucchini bread lately and I’m all for getting in a little green wherever possible, so this proved a worthwhile kitchen experiment! The shredded zucchini was almost undetectable thanks to the dark cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate, though it added a perfectly moist texture to these Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.
Do you keep up with your food holidays? No, I don’t mean Thanksgiving or Easter; I’m talking about Blueberry Cheesecake Day (May 26), Pierogi Day (October 8), or, perhaps most important of all: S’mores Day which is August 10th! Sure you could gather around the campfire and cook up the classic, but these require no bug spray! Continue reading
Ripe, juicy summer fruit is bursting from grocery and farmers’ markets these days. Time for me to grab my rolling pin and reach for the pie recipes! The window of opportunity to make desserts from perfectly ripe berries or peaches is brief but glorious, and I’m asking just one thing of you: Take advantage of the bounty while it lasts and make a pie. Any kind! Blueberry pie, double-berry pies, fruit-stuffed hand pies…they’re all amazing. And with the right recipes (*cough* like the ones I picked below *cough*), they can be ridiculously easy to make too.
I see the color begin to pop up from tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth and I can feel the earth waking up from its winter slumber. The warm sun beaming on my face is something I’m looking forward to. That’s one of the reasons living in Utah is great: I enjoy experiencing all of the seasons, no matter how short or long they may be. I have to have winter in order to fully appreciate spring when it comes.
I can hear the birds chirping outside, and sunshine is pouring through my office window. Spring is here!