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Pies

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Tart

I think I’ve found my new favorite non-chocolate dessert.  Strawberry and balsamic is such a great combo, and I was recently inspired to add basil to the mix. I was hesitant to taste it, but OH. MY. It is amazing. Continue Reading

Cookies

Cast Iron Cookie

When my husband and I finally decided to spend our wedding gift cards, probably like 2 years after our wedding, one of our purchases was cast iron skillets.  We got a really large one, and then a smaller 8″ one.  My husband spent a lot of time learning how to care and maintain them and learned that we should have separate cast irons for savory and sweet. We agreed that the large one would be savory and the small one would be sweet.  Because what one person would need more than 8 inches of skillet dessert?  (Oh wait, me. I would.)  Continue Reading

Pies

Party Pie

I majored in math in college so as a (formerly) mathematic baker I feel an obligation to celebrate Pi Day.  But let’s be honest, Pi Day isn’t about pi…it’s about PIE!!! Pi Day this year was especially exciting because Pi Day also brought Winter Storm Stella. Snow days are perfect baking days, but when a snow day and Pi Day collide…that’s fate!   Continue Reading

Bars

Maple Rice Krispie Treats

I’m a sucker for anything maple.  Living in New England I am constantly enticed by various maple items from lattes to meats to donuts. And I’ve tried them all! And they’re almost always delicious.  But the go to maple is, of course, maple syrup, which is the perfect breakfast condiment.  I’m not usually a huge fan of breakfast foods, but the breakfast foods that are most often accompanied by maple syrup are my favorites. Continue Reading

Cupcakes

Strawberries & Champagne Nutella Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

I love Valentine’s Day! I know it’s known as a “Hallmark Holiday,” but I love a holiday about LOVE!  Growing up, Valentine’s Day was the holiday where my parents would hide candy and cards all over the house, and all day my brother and I would continue to find new surprises.  It was one of my favorite holiday traditions and one I try to continue with my husband and dogs each year. (Yes, my dogs get treats too!) Continue Reading