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apple turnovers

Apple Turnovers (Chaussons aux Pommes)

An apple turnover is a classic pastry that has been enjoyed for centuries. And I get it, what’s not to love? These beloved sweet treats are a favorite among many, due to their flaky, buttery crust and sweet, spiced apple filling. But where did these delectable pastries come from, and when is the best time […]

apple and olive oil cake

Apple And Olive Oil Semi-Naked Cake With Maple Frosting

A quintessential autumn dessert; an apple and olive oil semi-naked cake with creamy maple frosting. This is a new fall favorite I recently developed and I’ll be making this throughout the season. This lovely cake highlights seasonal flavors we’ve all come to adore: apples, cinnamon, and maple. The twist is Extra Virgin olive oil, which […]

peach-pecan snacking cake

Peach-Pecan Snacking Cake

In the United States Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. What it has also come to represent is a long weekend in September that unofficially marks the end of summer. As a kid raise don the east coast, this meant the last hurrah before the new school year began. Although […]

apple tarte tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin

An apple tart tatin is a classic French dessert everyone should learn how to make. It is also the perfect easy dessert to make for any holiday meal. Considered a simply pastry where the fruit (most commonly apples) are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked. A tarte tatin is for the most part, […]

pumpkin muffins

Small Batch Pumpkin Muffins With Crumb Topping

While life is far from “normal” it continues. With that, I mean, fall and pumpkin season is now in full swing. I’ll be honest, COVID holidays look very different than normal holidays once did. I don’t know about you, but crowds now terrify me. Gatherings of any kind immediately put one on edge. And while […]

pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake With A Pretzel-Graham Cracker Crust

Yes, believe it or not, there is a National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, it’s October 21st. It’s funny, I would have thought it was closer to Thanksgiving. The Fall baking season is in full swing, holiday meal planning has begun and pumpkin desserts are now more popular than ever. So naturally, a dessert combining two of America’s […]

pear olive oil cake

Pear Olive Oil Cake

This recipe is based on a recipe I recently saw in The Jewish Weekly in a special food feature about Rosh Hashanah (which starts tonight) the Jewish New Year–also known as the first of the High Holidays. As someone who celebrates the Jewish holidays, I welcome new foods to make during the celebration. This cake captivated […]

pumpkin-cheesecake brownies

Pumpkin-Cheesecake Brownies

I love pumpkin and I’m not done baking with it this season just yet. As I said in my Fall pumpkin cookie post, there truly are a million great recipes, both sweet and savory, that make use of pumpkin. This is a great one for pumpkin cheesecake brownies and they are worth every single calorie. This recipe […]

pumpkin cookies

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Frosted pumpkin cookies are a common request by my older son, these and my coconut cake that is. With just a subtle pumpkin flavor, these soft pillowy cookies are light on pumpkin flavor and not too sweet, so the frosting is by no means overkill.  I myself, love these as well. Serving these warm further […]

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