Nutella Puff Pastry Twists

Nutella Puff Pastry Twists

 A month ago, I was perusing around Trader Joe's looking for new goodies to try out.  One thing that caught my eye was the frozen puff pastry sheets (in the ice cream aisle).  I typically make my own puff pastry, mainly because I find that store-bought puff pastry sheets typically just don't taste as good [...]

Very Berry Crumb Bars

Very Berry Crumb Bars

  I LOVE CRUMB BARS.  They are one of those really easy desserts to make but looks a lot more decadent than brownies or cookies.  The best part of crumb bars, in my opinion, is that the base and the crumble are THE EXACT SAME MIXTURE.  Also, it's the perfect excuse to get rid of [...]

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

  So back in July, I vowed to rarely turn on the oven as to not overheat my house.  Now that we're in mid-December, I crank up my oven every chance I get so not only do I get a delicious treat, my house feels warm (and smells amazing).  So whenever I open the fridge [...]

Apple Butter Muffins

Apple Butter Muffins

Fall is here!  I absolutely adore fall and everything that comes with it.  The best part of fall, in my opinion, is all the apple things we get to eat.  One of my favorite activities each fall is making a huge batch of apple butter to can and give out to neighbors.  This year, I [...]

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Ahhh summer.  One dessert I can never get enough of is sorbet.  I love, love, love the perfect combination of cold and citrus on a hot day.  The best part is sorbet is super easy to make and only requires ingredients I always have on hand. I like to serve the sorbet in the lemons [...]

No-Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecake Cups

No-Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecake Cups

I LOOOOOOVE no-bake desserts.  Especially when the heat is high in the middle of summer, no-bake desserts are the best.  Lately, I've been on a citrus kick, and I've been experimenting with the jar of lemon curd I made a week ago. Coincidentally, I'm also cleaning out my pantry at the moment, and I found [...]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

If you know me, you know that my favorite desserts come from the citrus family.  And because I love citrus things so much, when it comes to lemon curd, the more the merrier.  I like to spread lemon curd on basically anything - scones, crackers, I can even eat it by the spoonful. But I [...]

Castella (Honey Cake)

Castella (Honey Cake)

  If macarons are the finicky, pain-in-the-butt to make cookies, then castellas are the macaron-equivalent of a cake.  At first glance, castellas don't look super difficult.  It's a loaf cake.  What can be so hard about it?  Well, the hardest part is keeping the shape once it's out of the oven.  A lot of times, [...]

Triple Mango Macarons

Triple Mango Macarons

I've been waiting all week for these!  Ian is going out of town for work and this weekend, my best friends are coming down from New York to have a girls' weekend in Philly.  We've been saying that we want to have a fancy tea party, so tomorrow, we'll be serving so many tea party [...]