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Oct 5, 2022

Butterscotch Pot de Crème

This butterscotch pot de crème is a French-style make-ahead dessert that is elegant and totally delicious.

Butterscotch Pots de Crème on a red striped cloth.

This butterscotch pot de crème dessert is very special. It's custardy, but much creamier and silkier... plus, it's richer and much more decadent. Other custards do not even come close.  

Oct 1, 2022

30-Second Smoothie

The 30-Second Smoothie! Toss the ingredients for this smoothie into a blender, and 30 seconds later you have a refreshing and nourishing treat. 

30-Second Smoothie with a blue blender behind it.

This 30-Second Smoothie is for those days when you and your kids are too hot to eat anything and just want to cool off. 

Sep 26, 2022

Sourdough Maple Pecan Muffins | #MuffinMonday

Sourdough maple pecan muffins filled with chopped toasted pecans and real maple syrup. Plus, these muffins are a great way to use up leftover sourdough starter. 

Sourdough Maple Pecan Muffins on mini cake stands.

These muffins are delicious warm from the oven and slathered in butter. They are easy to make, with very few dishes to wash.... even less if you use a kitchen scale to measure the ingredients directly into the mixing bowl. 

Sep 24, 2022

Black Coffee Ice Cream

This black coffee ice cream brings the wonderful flavor and aroma of fresh roasted coffee to your favorite dessert. 

Coffee ice cream in two white bowls topped with caramel sauce.


The temperature here tomorrow is supposed to hit about 90 degrees. This makes me think of ice cream... and my dad. I don't think a day went by that my dad did not have a bowl of ice cream. I love ice cream too with a capital "L." If I were to assemble a list of my top 5 favorite foods, ice cream would be on it. 

Sep 20, 2022

Rustic Grape and Almond Paste Cake | #CakeSliceBakers

Take advantage of the fresh, plump grapes available in the fall and treat yourself to a delicious rustic grape and almond cake.

Grape and Almond Paste Cake on a stand with a piece on a black plate in front.

This grape and almond paste cake will convince you that you really should bake with grapes more often. I love how baking them makes them even sweeter. 

Sep 18, 2022

German Potato Salad

This comforting German potato salad, with pork, potatoes, and a vinegary dressing, is delicious, and it goes with anything that you might serve with any potato dish. 

German Potato Salad in white bowls.

This German potato salad is super tangy and packed with bacon flavor. It is definitely a contrast to the traditional American mayonnaise-based potato salad. 

Sep 17, 2022

New England Style Hot Dog Buns Using Tangzhong

These New England-style split top hot dog buns are so soft and fluffy. They are perfect for your favorite hot dog, sausage, or lobster roll. 

What makes New England style hot dog buns different is that they are split at the top rather than the side, stand up straight, and the sides are buttered and grilled before they are filled.