I can’t think of anything more beautiful than nature’s change of colors from one season to the next. Leaves are now turning from summer’s lush greens to fall’s fiery oranges, yellows and reds. And what usually comes to mind at this time of the year is pie—all kinds of pie. So here’s a delicious, fragrant and “easy as pie” pumpkin pie that blends perfectly with the colors of fall, and will fit right in on any Thanksgiving table.Read More →
These delicious Chocolate Chip Breakfast Scones are great not just for breakfast but for any time of the day. Scones are a little bit like cookies, though not as rich. The outer texture is firm and crusty while the inside is soft and flaky. They are super easy and fun to make and the aroma of scones baking is just pure heaven. I’ve made this recipe several times before. Read More →
Continuing with the Valentine heart theme, I topped these pecan tarts with heart-shaped pastry cutouts. Any shape cutout will do, depending on the occasion, so maybe small snowflakes would be great for winter and little flowers for spring. Individual, bite-size treats are so hard to resist since you can count exactly the number of portions you take, and can decide to stop at one, two or three tarts. For myself, I think I had more than that in one sitting—so much for portion control.Read More →
Mini tarts are to pies as cupcakes are to cakes. They are miniature individual portions of their larger kin, and more easily portable. So portable that, why, you can even carry a wrapped one in your shirt pocket, not that you would want to, but you could. These caramel tarts are made even more convenient by their boat-like shape, in that each could be consumed in two to three bites.
Apple pie, blueberry pie, cherry pie, oh my! A piefecta trifecta indeed. While I’m on the subject of pies I thought I would revisit these pies I baked earlier this year, in the winter to be exact. Now what Read More →