Plum Frangipane Tarts

Flakey puff pastry filled with fresh plums, frangipane, and glazed with thyme-infused honey. These delicious little pastries are not overly sweet with buttery puff pastry and delicate flavors of plum, frangipane, and thyme honey. Frangipane is one of those things you either love or you don’t know about. Thankfully I know about it because it […]

Fluffernutter Millionaire’s Shortbread

Peanut butter caramel, homemade marshmallow, chocolate ganache, and toasted peanuts layered on top of a buttery shortbread cookie crust. Today I am taking two of my childhood favorites, fluffernutter and millionaire’s shortbread (a.k.a. Twix), and combining them into one decadently rich treat. All of the recipes below are fairly simple to make, and if followed […]

Cherry Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

Ricotta almond muffins, with chunks of chocolate and cherries, topped with cocoa nibs and toasted almonds. These muffins have a tender crumb with aromatic flavors from the almonds and cherries and richness from the chocolate. I did not want these muffins to be overpoweringly sweet. So I used a combo of cocoa nibs and semi-sweet […]

Melting Heart Cakes

Chocolate fondant heart cakes with gooey melting centers and a chocolate ganache coating. Treat your valentine with these heart-shaped molten chocolate cakes. The batter and ganache are a mix of red-tinted white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate for festive color. This recipe makes five 4-ounce heart-shaped cakes. They can also be made in a cupcake pan. […]

Cherry Buttermilk Pie

Fresh cherries, sweet buttermilk custard filling, and a buttery almond crust. Buttermilk pie is a southern classic. It was born in the depression era when ingredients were scarce. It is made with common kitchen staples, sugar, eggs, butter, and buttermilk. I jazzed up this traditional recipe with some fresh cherries and a little almond flour […]