Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is the perfect fruity dessert for summer with a wonderful balance of sweet and tart flavors! The crumble topping adds an irresistible crunch, and the whole thing can be prepared ahead of time, refrigerated, and baked when you are ready to serve. [amd-recipeseo-recipe:7] Yum, strawberries. I am so excited for this…… Continue reading Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Cinnamon Palmiers

Post 2 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Cinnamon Palmiers The first palmier cookie I ever ate was at a Chinese restaurant. Weird, huh? I’m not quite sure why palmiers seem to be a dessert buffet staple at Chinese restaurants, since the cookie is actually of French origin. I’m not…… Continue reading Cinnamon Palmiers

Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Roundup – Just in time for Thanksgiving!

So, by now, you probably have gotten an idea or two about my love affair with pumpkin. I’ve posted a disproportionately high number of recipes involving pumpkin lately, and it’s because I have had this recipe roundup idea in the back of my mind. First I’ll revisit some of my favorites, but I also want…… Continue reading Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Roundup – Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Custard Pie

Today’s recipe for Pumpkin Custard Pie is an ode to my grandmother. She passed away just over two years ago, about a month after my husband and I got married. Now, whenever I think about pumpkin pie, I think of the pumpkin custard that she made every year for Thanksgiving. Most of the people in…… Continue reading Pumpkin Custard Pie

Pumpkin Scones

Well, it’s finally time to bust out the pumpkin recipes for fall! Thank goodness the pumpkin puree shortage is mostly over. As I was looking for canned pumpkin in the grocery store, I started to panic because I couldn’t find it in the usual spots (canned veggies/fruits aisle, and the baking aisle). I ended up…… Continue reading Pumpkin Scones

Fig Galettes with Honey and Cream Cheese

Until today, I had never tasted a fig that wasn’t smooshed up and processed into a Fig Newton. Do those even contain real figs? Whatever, I have no idea. I was perusing the grocery store’s fresh fruits and veggies when I stumbled upon these. I figured, “Why not?” So into my cart they went. Once…… Continue reading Fig Galettes with Honey and Cream Cheese


Today’s recipe is for Baklava, a sticky-sweet dessert of contested origin. According to Wikipedia, “It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and much of Central and Southwest Asia. The history of baklava is not well-documented. It has been claimed by many ethnic groups, but there is strong evidence that it is…… Continue reading Baklava