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…

Bourbon Pecan Pie

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a requested dessert. Most of the time I bake things as experiments, testing them out on friends and coworkers, but this is different. Every Thanksgiving, my office requests that I make pecan pie for our potluck, friends and family ask me to make one for…

Ginger-Pear Galette

My co-worker and her fiancé went to dinner in Chinatown the other evening.  Every time they dine at this particular restaurant, the owner gives them a couple of boxes of Asian pears.  It seems that the owner is a family friend of the fiancé.  My co-worker brought them to the office to share, so I…

Cashew, Chocolate and Maple Pie

  I had a pretty big jar of cashews that I wasn’t eating fast enough, and I wanted to do something with them. My first instinct was to dip them in chocolate, but I remembered that I wanted to try this recipe. I discovered it around the holidays while I was making pecan pie. I…

Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie

I was on the web (as always) the other day googling something about peanuts (or peanut brittle, or french burnt peanuts), when this recipe title caught my eye. One click and I immediately started checking to see if I had the ingredients in my cupboard. I eagerly started with the Honeycomb. Preparing honeycomb is very…