Cakes · Desserts

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

"It has a pound of chocolate in it!"That phrase might have been excessively and giddily exclaimed by my friends and I during a recent house warming party. It was partially due to a honest excitement (food-enabling tendencies) of how good this cake is. The other contributing factor was the entire bottle of homemade blueberry wine… Continue reading Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake


Blueberry Swirl Crumble Ice Cream

Move over Salt & Straw, I've always thought you were a bit over-rated anyway. Ingredients Blueberry Sauce 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons water 1 cup (190g) fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw). I like to throw in an additional 1/4 cup of blueberries 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar Zest of 1 lemon Crumble 1/4 cup… Continue reading Blueberry Swirl Crumble Ice Cream

Breads · Breakfast & Brunch · Desserts

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

  Fall came seemingly weeks ago in the PNW and I defiantly embraced all things pumpkin and spice. Gone all my flower thief days; hello to the Autumn leaves that now decorate my recipes. The splashes of crimson and mustard leaves from my neighbors yards are too beautiful to not harvest (steal).  But there's a… Continue reading Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

Breakfast & Brunch · Cakes · Desserts · Fruits

Pear and Blueberry Frangipane Tart

I received an email with apple recipes and admittedly panicked because apples mean Fall. Summer in the PNW has barely made an impression and I'm in denial that the end of August is already here.  This is a tart that takes advantage of Summer fruits and adds a little French flair. It's both beautiful and… Continue reading Pear and Blueberry Frangipane Tart

American Cuisine · Sauces & Dips · Soups & Salads · Vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

I would swear off meat if all vegetarian dishes tasted like this. Well, all except fried chicken. This salad is incredible and filling - there's no second thought / panic attacks that the meat isn't there because you'll well be on your way to a second serving. Ingredients 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Breakfast & Brunch · Cakes · Desserts · European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine

Lazy Baker’s Sour Cream Pie or Tart Crust

If making a pie crust, rustic tart, or tart scares you, this is a recipe that is made entirely in the food processor. It's flaky, delicate, and can be made savory or sweet. Kiss goodbye to confusing terms like 'frisage with the heel of your hand' or even the frozen pie crust section--pretty please? I… Continue reading Lazy Baker’s Sour Cream Pie or Tart Crust