Apple Walnut Oat Bread + A Guide to Baking Apples

Opinions on the pumpkin spice craze. Go. Now, I’m a major pumpkin fan. Whether in latte or pancake form, I enjoy indulging in the many spicy, pumpkin-y creations of fall. But to me, there’s an even more important – and oft forgotten – autumnal debut: the apple. True, apples exist year-round. So what makes them […]

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 […]

Banana Maple Walnut Scones

March is National Nutrition Month, and I think it’s time to correct a common misconception. Many people believe that a nutritious diet is a restrictive one – that in order to qualify as “healthy” you have to completely cut out this food or that nutrient. But a healthy diet needs to be a realistic one. […]

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, […]