Pies

Mocha Meringue Pie

Pies are hard.  I envy bakers who have mastered making pies.  Any recipe that I can’t sneak a taste of before I serve it makes me nervous.  And with pies that have to cool before you cut them, it’s so hard to know if they’re done enough. When I created this recipe, I based the cook time on the cook time of a standard lemon meringue pie. When it came out of the oven, the meringue looked beautiful…

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Fudge

Hot Cocoa Fudge

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love hot cocoa.  It doesn’t just taste like chocolate – it has it’s own unique flavor that you immediately recognize as soon as you taste it. There are so many hot chocolate desserts out there, and while they are chocolatey and delicious, they don’t taste like hot chocolate.  But this fudge tastes just like hot cocoa!

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Breads

Chai Loaves

One of my favorite things in cold, snowy weather is chai.  It’s so comforting and warm and delicious!  I only started drinking coffee in recent years, so a chai was my coffee shop go-to for the longest time.  When we were first relocating to Boston and did not yet have internet in the apartment, I spent a lot of time at a local coffee shop in my neighborhood drinking chai after chai while working.  That coffee shop has the best chai: it’s so light and foamy and delicious! Continue Reading

Cheesecakes

Bite-sized Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes

I was discussing an upcoming bite-sized cheesecake recipe with my husband and he asked if I could make the bite-sized cheesecakes in a pumpkin pie flavor.  I thought that sounded like a perfect Thanksgiving dessert so I decided to give it a try.  Continue Reading

Cupcakes

Hard Cider Cupcakes

I love that hard ciders are so widely available these days. Cider is such a great fall flavor and goes well with so many other fall flavors.  And now you can even get different seasonal cider flavors year round!  For this recipe I used the Original Angry Orchard, but I look forward to experimenting with other cider flavors and other cider recipes with these flavors! Continue Reading