Cooking · Dinner

Apple Cheddar Penne Pie

Or as I've decided to call it: Fancy Pants Mac n' Cheese. I love everything about this dinner. First of all, anything that I get to eat as a main dish with "pie" in the title is awesome in my book. I've always heard how great cheese is on top of apple pie (but never… Continue reading Apple Cheddar Penne Pie

Baking · Desserts

Poppa’s Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve rhubarb. Actually, they revolve around my grandfather (who I called "Poppa"), his cabin, and the rhubarb that grows by the laughing creek that runs the length of his property. My cousins and I established lifelong friendships in the field at the cabin. I learned to play volleyball and… Continue reading Poppa’s Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Baking · Desserts

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

The technically correct term for this recipe is "Pumpkin Flan". I'm pretty sure you need a crust to call something a pie. But I think the word flan is a little gross sounding, and I adore everything about pumpkin pie except the crust, so I'm doing this recipe on my own terms. Crustless Pumpkin Pie… Continue reading Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Baking · Breakfast · Desserts · Snacks

Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Gorgeous food makes a bad day better. It makes a good day amazing. Beautiful breakfast treats can change your whole outlook by setting your mood from the first tweet of the morning songbirds. These pinwheels look really impressive but are totally quick and easy to create. They would make an excellent addition to your next… Continue reading Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Baking · Breakfast

Homemade Pop Tarts

Are you ready for a truly horrifying confession? Here it comes. Brace yourself. I have never eaten a pop tart. Never. <GASP!> Oh the humanity!! Now I suppose people of a certain age who all had mothers vacuuming in pearls and cooking 6 hour roasts for dinner every week will not find this shocking. But… Continue reading Homemade Pop Tarts

Baking · Desserts · Food and Drink

Not “Doren” – Banana Cream Pie

My dad is the best in the world. You only think yours is, because you didn't have mine. I love him and he's amazing. We had a special time together as a family tonight to celebrate my dad's birthday. Instead of cake, I made him his favorite - Banana Cream Pie. I was going to… Continue reading Not “Doren” – Banana Cream Pie

Baking · Desserts

Lemon Curd

I was inspired to make this lemon curd by three things. 1. My cousin Shannon posted this recipe on her blog. We both love allrecipes.com -- they have awesome stuff there. 2. I have several lemons rapidly getting closer to serving no purpose but attracting fruit flies. 3. Lemon curd is awesome and delicious. I'll… Continue reading Lemon Curd

Baking · Desserts

Nectarine Raspberry Pie

We had a bunch of fruit leftover from my sister's bridal shower this weekend. So, I took the nectarines home, combined them with some raspberries I had in the fridge and tried out a new recipe for pie. It was kind of a complex recipe - but the pie was really good. Very flaky crust… Continue reading Nectarine Raspberry Pie