• 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…

  • Gingerbread Cake with Apples and Brown Butter Frosting

    There are two words in the English language when used in combination will get me to click every. single. time. Those words are Brown Butter. If you’ve never had brown butter before, then your life is about to change, my friends. Before I started this blog it was a rare occurrence for us to have butter in the house. Not because we don’t like butter, but specifically because we like butter. Now that I have an obligation (read: excuse) to bake regularly, I find myself buying butter in larger and larger quantities. The size of my ass is starting to reflect this. It is no secret that a copious mound…

  • Savory-steak-and-ale-meat-pies

    Steak and Ale Pies – Pie for Dinner

    Brag time: My husband and I had an epic honeymoon. We went to Edinburgh, London, Paris, Venice, Rome, and Barcelona. It was awesome and exhausting, and most of all, Delicious. I occasionally dream of my favorite dishes I had there: truffle gorgonzola fettuccine, haggis (no seriously, it’s amazing), all the pastries, and of course, you knew it was coming cuz it’s in the title: Meat Pies. The Hubs loves meat pies. He has gone so far as to suggest that we open a restaurant that serves exclusively meat pies and frequently reminds me to “practice” making them. So while in London, we stopped at a pies and ale shop called…