Plum Thyme Pie with Rye-Butter Crust

This must be dessert week… Last weekend was a busy one for me, and it included lots of opportunities to bake. I made this pie for a bbq on Sunday, and it was fantastic! Last summer I made these blueberry basil hand pies, and the unique herbal fruit flavor hooked me. This plum pie has…

Olive Oil-Cacao Nib Gelato Sandwiches with Chocolate Rye Cookies

Rich, creamy, delicately flavored ice cream ¬†sandwiched between chewy, chocolate-y cookies¬†might just be the best thing that ever happened to dessert. In my not-so-humble opinion, home-made ice cream is the ultimate summer indulgence. There is something special about ultra creamy, perfectly soft ice cream, and the addition of olive oil really takes it over the…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Pecans

Strawberry rhubarb is just about the most stereotypical ‘springtime’ flavor. For the longest time I thought that I didn’t like strawberries and rhubarb combined. Perhaps because I have never been much of a pie fan, the combination just didn’t interest me. Then, a couple of years ago, I made a strawberry rhubarb crumble for my…

Mango Chia Pudding

I love a recipe that I can make in 5 minutes or less. Add seasonal ingredients and a touch of indulgence, and I love that recipe even more. I know that I’ve shared a couple of chia pudding recipes recently, but today I’d like to share another. I made this because I was craving frozen…

Amarula Chocolate Stout Cake

I celebrated my birthday earlier this week, and cake ranks high among the many things that I love about birthdays. In Germany, you are expected to bring a cake to work on your birthday. I absolutely love baking cakes, so this was a highlight for me. Now that I am back in the US, I…

Irish Coffee Pots de Creme

Do you need a last-minute dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day? In my opinion, it doesn’t get much better (or simpler) than a classic Irish Coffee, but if you want something a little more impressive, these easy pots de creme are a great choice. Pots de creme are a wonderful dessert. They are rich, smooth,…

Healthier Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you probably know that cookies and brownies are my baking weakness. There is something special about fresh from the oven, buttery, chewy, gooey baked goods, and I personally count the humble chocolate chip cookie as dessert heaven. Because I derive so much pleasure from making and…

Oatmeal Stout Apple Cake

Do you have a go-to dessert recipe? This apple cake from Biggirlssmallkitchen.com is one of mine. I first made it a few years ago for a dinner with friends, and I fell in love with the moist, not-too sweet cake studded with apples and chewy oats. The beer and cinnamon lend a wonderful, warm flavor…

Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Delicious Standby

Happy Friday! I don’t know about all of you, but I am really looking forward to the weekend. We have had a streak of amazing weather in Utah, and I really look forward to my not-freezing-cold long runs. I am especially excited to re-fuel after my long run with a superbowl feast. I’ve seen lots…

Paleo Grapefruit Tartelettes

Last week I saw a recipe for a grapefruit cream pie and couldn’t get it out of my head. I had never heard of grapefruit pie, or grapefruit custard, but it sounded appealing. A few weeks ago I made a mango coconut cream pie, and I loved the coconut milk custard base; it is creamy…