• Pan of Bacon Bananas Foster Bread Pudding in oval pan on wooden table with bananas, candles, and book

    Bacon Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

    Yes, Im putting bacon in desserts again. Because why limit bacon to breakfast? I don’t know what it is about bacon in sweets, but there’s just something about that salty-smokiness that really rounds out a dessert. So when a bacon-themed instagram collaboration came across my feed, I just had to jump on board! I had a hard time deciding what to make, however. Autumn is coming in fast, so I wanted to make something hearty and satiating, but I wasn’t quite ready to give up the flavors of summer yet.  I feel like this recipe is the perfect compromise. It has the sweet, summery flavors of banana and rum, while…

  • Three sweet corn custards with blueberries stacked on wooden table with ear of corn and bowl of blueberries

    Sweet Corn Custard with Blueberries

    Is there anything more American than corn? Living in the Midwest you can’t drive more than 20 miles without passing a corn field. And I only say 20 because I live in Chicago, but most of the Midwest it’s more like 2 miles. There’s something very folksy and Americana about corn. When you think of sweet corn you typically envision barbecues on the lawn, corn bread at chili competitions, and creamed corn on the table at Thanksgiving. It is a cultural staple. An iconic representation. It’s kitsch. I love it. Lately, however, I feel that corn has gotten a bit of a bad rep. It’s association with high fructose corn…