Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

There’s no reason pumpkin pie can only be enjoyed at Thanksgiving. Personally, I love pumpkin in every season, 365 days year-round. But it’s true that there is something especially comforting about pumpkin in the cold weather months. And if you have some extra purée from your holiday prep or fall harvest, these Bourbon Pumpkin Pies […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

When I say hazelnut, do you think Nutella? Hazelnuts have recently gained a well-recognized and fashionable status thanks to the famous Italian hazelnut-cocoa spread. But despite the great popularity of Nutella (and the popularity is indeed substantial!), hazelnuts do not have a prominent presence in American cupboards or baking repertoires. Almonds, yes. Pecans and walnuts, […]

Fresh Orange & Thyme Tartlets

Winter is often associated with rich comfort foods, but it’s also the season of bright citrus fruits. Navel oranges start appearing in California around mid-November with their peak season occurring in February, March, and April, when they are the sweetest and most vibrant. And they couldn’t arrive at a better time! When you’re still recovering […]

Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies

For a baker, the annual Christmas cookie exchange is a highly anticipated event. Not only is it an excuse to whip out your mixer, it’s also the perfect occasion for trying out a new recipe. After all,  you’re guaranteed a large group of hungry test tasters! Since the Christmas season is typically filled with rich, […]

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes

Happy Independence Day!  Nothing says July 4th quite like grilling.  But while grills are firing up all across the country, parts of the East Coast are taking a rain check due to some unfortunate wet weather.  Yet even when the grill plans fall through, there are still plenty ways to whip up some patriotic fare–like […]