• Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Marshmallows for Cozy Winter Nights

    Hiya Crumblers! I know it’s been a very long time since I posted. So long, that this post is now way out of season. I guess the bright side of this debilitating world crisis is that I now have time to write a few posts (if I can crawl out of my sad quarantine blanket cave long enough to bake something). But enough excuses, let’s talk about why the fuck I’m posting Christmas treats in April. To be totally honest,¬† I started writing this when I was on the top of the winter hill – right before Christmas – when I’m too busy with the pending holidays and extra workload…

  • Buttermilk biscuits with compound butter

    Buttermilk Biscuits with Compound Butter

    The first day of fall was last week. It might still be warm out, but you know it’s coming. You can smell it in the air, that tinge of decay on the wind, the ground slowly getting crunchier below your feet. Even though in my heart I want to hang on to summer, I find myself craving hearty autumn foods. It’s almost primal, like my body knows what’s coming and will prepare whether I like it or not. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall as much as the next girl (although I find pumpkin spice lattes to be way too sweet for this black coffee lover), but the winters…

  • Freeform Galettes: Dare to be Recipe Free

    Sometimes I wonder if the internet has damaged the kitchen. On one hand, yes, it’s wonderful to have a world of information available to you at an instant. If I want a recipe, I no longer have to flip through endless cookbooks or food magazines. If something is going wrong with my recipe, no need to panic, just google it and the world wide web will provide me a solution. But I also feel there is something lost by having everything you need at your fingertips: Creativity. I no longer have to come up with something to do with that accidental two pounds of plums I ordered, the internet will…

  • Bacon Apple Pie for Pi day

    What better pie to feature for pie day than The Pie That Started It All! Bacon Apple Pie. This pie was my first foray into making my own recipe, or rather not following someone else’s recipe as I didn’t pay attention to what I was doing and actually write it down for quite a while, and it has turned into a household staple. It is a frequently requested pie for Friendsgiving¬†celebrations and was even the dessert at my wedding. It is sweet and savory, tart and salty all at once. Best yet, it’s super easy to make. That being said, it’s not for everyone. Vegetarians for one, and the unadventurous…

  • Spiced-ricotta-tart-with-apples

    Spiced Ricotta Tart with Apples – The Most Fall Thing You’ll Ever Eat

    The people have spoken! Your favorite fall ingredient is… drumroll please… apple! I wouldn’t be doing my job if I gave you just another hum-drum apple pie, I mean this is the age of social media and you need Instagram likes. So I present to you a Spiced Ricotta Apple Tart. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the results of the poll. I was preparing myself for all the pumpkin I was going to have to choke down, but apparently, you’re all as sick of the pumpkin spice hype as I am. Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin’s alright (except pumpkin pie, gross), and I will break it out…