A Small Weekend Getaway and a Nectarine Plum Cobbler

Plum and Nectarine Cobbler Last weekend Ryan and I took his family to my parents cabin in Utah. We were all hopping to get way from the Vegas heat. The forest floor was covered in purple and yellow wild flowers, one of my favorite things about this time of year. There was a wild fire… Continue reading A Small Weekend Getaway and a Nectarine Plum Cobbler

Cinnamon and Sugar Empanadas

I’ve had the baking itch lately and with the autumn fruits coming into season all I can think about is pie! Apple pie to be exact, this is my absolute favorite kind of pie. My mom makes a killer apple and cranberry deep dish pie with a handmade crust. I’m going to try to make… Continue reading Cinnamon and Sugar Empanadas

What To Do With a Peach?

Peachberry Pie   My future father in-law went to California for a weekend and came home with about two dozen peaches from an orchard. They were ripe, fragrant and totally ready to be eaten. But how does one consume so many peaches before they go bad? How about a pie but not just an ordinary… Continue reading What To Do With a Peach?

Cookie What?

Cookie Butter, this Trader Joe’s Speculoos creation comes in crunchy, smooth and the newest version, cocoa swirl. This new kid on the block was all the rage on Instagram and Facebook for quite some time. Its reputation got so big that if you even had a chance of getting your hands on a jar you… Continue reading Cookie What?

No Ordinary Birthday Cake

Chocolate Tart with Mandarin Oranges and Toasted Almonds My Mother’s birthday was last week and my sister and I had decided to make her a fabulous dinner of grilled shrimp and our grandmother’s famous strawberry salad. But instead of the usual cake and candles I wanted to do something extra special that would incorporate some… Continue reading No Ordinary Birthday Cake