Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup (105 g) light brown sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup pure canned pumpkin 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt generous…

Vegan Chocolate Pie

Good Morning! When I first developed this experimental recipe, I honestly didn’t know what to expect, and of course, I chose the perfect opportunity when there were guests coming over for this past Memorial Day weekend. Despite my doubts about a “healthified” dessert & a disheartening loss for OKC, victory may not have been sweet…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: 1 3/4 c (230 g) all-purpose flour 3/4 c (67.5 g) old-fashioned rolled oats 1 tsp. (2 g) baking soda 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) coarse salt 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated white sugar 3/4 cup (155 g) light brown sugar 2 large…

Banana Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe: Dough: 3 1/2 cups (455 g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) sea salt heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup half and half, lukewarm 3 tablespoons (40 g) unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons (17 g) dry active yeast 1/4 cup (50 g) + 2 tablespoons (30 g) white granulated sugar, divided 1 large…

Raw Granola Bars (No Bake)

Sorry for the MIA but life has finally decided to simmer down (no pun intended!) so let’s just get straight into the recipe! Recipe: 1/2 cup raw walnuts, roughly chopped 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower kernels 1 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 1/4 cups dried figs…

Black Forest Cake – Holly & Jolly (but not Boozy)

Happy post-Thanksgiving ya’ll! Who doesn’t love this time of year where everyone is joining in on the gluttony of the holidays? To guild the lily & since we’re full steam ahead towards Christmas now, this black forest cake must be on the to-do list. I made it for this year’s Thanksgiving feast (sorry pumpkin pie!)…

Summer Berry Pie – Cheers to Summer!

Every July and August when the sun decides to shine a little more and the weather’s more summer-like, there’s no better time for fruit pies. I recently made a delicious peach and blueberry crumble for a quick weeknight dessert, but the craft of pie making is something that should be attempted at least once. Rather…

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies – Just Because

Chocolate chip cookies are as Americana as apple pie and never gets boring for me anyway. But sometimes a girl needs her chocolate fix, and so the solution has to mean tripling the chocolately goodness. These cookies are just the right balance of sweetness, rich buttery-ness, and of course, the sharp flavor of that black liquid gold….

Whole Wheat Honey Buns – Better-for-You Treats

There’s no way in any shape or form would a sticky bun be ever classified as “healthy”. However, that doesn’t take away the fact that we can make them slightly less guilt-worthy, and definitely better than those we find in the mall or the frozen foods section (sorry little dough boy!). The main difference in these honey/sticky buns is…

Banana Walnut Bread – Simple Homemade Baking

The bananas hanging there on your kitchen counter are gaining black freckles by the day, so of course, there’s only one solution- banana bread. Even though it has to be one of the simplest things to make, these are the only times where it really crosses my minds. There are probably hundreds of thousands of recipes…

Cherry-Vanilla Cornmeal Scones- A Light and Summery Treat

Scones often have a reputation of being dense and heavy sweets paired with some afternoon tea, but don’t frown on these biscuits. With summer in full bloom, cherries are abundant and while a pie should be in the near future, scones are a fun and interesting way to incorporate the fresh fruit. No dried currants…