Apple Rhubarb Pie

A few weeks ago, I was lamenting over not buying some beautiful rhubarb when I had the chance. I really wanted to make an apple rhubarb pie, but ended up with an apple slab pie instead.  Still, the rhubarb lingered. I went to a few different markets searching for rhubarb without luck. Until one day,…

Apple Slab Pie

This was the apple slab pie that almost wasn’t.  The other day I saw the most beautiful rhubarb at the market.  Instead of buying it then, I decided to come back the next day.  I hadn’t really thought about making anything with rhubarb, but by morning, all I could think about was a pie.  Actually,…

Buttermilk Pie

This year I decided to make a “formal” Easter dinner. It was pretty last minute, and there was lots of scrambling around for ingredients. The menu consisted of pork loin with a mustard apple cider glaze, mac and cheese, homemade dinner rolls, salad, and buttermilk pie. The only recipe I have to share with you…

Blueberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust

It’s Labor Day which means berry season is coming to an end and apple season is about to begin.  I wanted to take advantage and make one last berry dessert for a Labor Day bar-b-que with this blueberry galette with cornmeal crust.  I’ve been so into galettes this year.  They’re easy to throw together, they…

Apple Galette with Ginger

Whenever I go out of town for any length of time, I like to get rid of any perishable foods I have laying around.  No one likes to come home to moldy bread!   I did have a few apples sitting on the counter that has seen better days and I thought about tossing them out…

Rhubarb Galette

Finally, spring-like weather!  It’s so nice to see the sun again and not feel like I’m living in Seattle (I hear it rains there a lot !).  Hopefully, I can now put away my comfort food recipes and get back to nice spring desserts, and what better way to start than with a rhubarb galette. …

Salted Maple Pie

The last time I was in Detroit, I went to a new bakery called Sister Pie.  I fell in love with the place immediately.  Unfortunately, I arrived minutes before the shop was closing and had a very limited selection of pie slices to choose from.  One of them was a salted maple pie.  I couldn’t…

Chocolate Chess Pie

I was in a pie baking mood, but I wasn’t in a go to the store to buy the ingredients mood.  I was lucky enough to have the ingredients to make a chocolate chess pie which is something I’ve never made before.  I’m also still trying to understand what a chess pie is. The pie…

Blueberry Slab Pie with Cornmeal Crust

This has been my summer of fruit!  I made a vow that I would bake more with fruit this summer and so far I’ve stuck with it.  While I was at Trader Joe’s the other day, buying ingredients for another recipe and a few snacks, I saw a huge beautiful box of blueberries.  I decided…

Cherry Hand Pies

When I think of hand pies, I think of my mother’s peach fried pies.  She would buy a bag of dehydrated peaches, let them soak for a while and cook them gently on low heat with sugar and a few spices.  Then she would shape and fry the pies to golden perfection.  The filling would…

Peach Tart with Olive Oil Crust

I made a promise to myself this summer that I would make more desserts with fruit.  Now that peach season is upon us, I thought I’d try another peach dessert.  This time a tart.  I found a great recipe from food52 that makes a shortbread crust with olive oil and almond extract.  I loved the…

Peach Crisp

I’ve been so obsessed with my cast iron skillet lately! I’ve had it for a few months now, but whenever I see a recipe for a dessert that uses an iron skillet, I want to try it. The other day I came across a recipe for a peach crisp on Bon Appetit. Peach desserts are…