Holly Holiday Sugar Cookies

My Grandma always made the best sugar cookies ever and I’m trying my best to follow in her footsteps by baking these delicious holiday sugar cookies every holiday season. I don’t have the heart to use her exact recipe (hello, shortening!) but this recipe is pretty close. These cookies are soft, flavorful, chewy and make me… [read more]

Top 10: Summer Desserts with Fresh Fruit

Desserts bring people together; how can you not smile while sharing a cobbler together around a campfire or enjoying cake at a birthday party? Summer desserts are particularly delicious as they often feature fresh fruit and are usually easily paired with ice cream.  Dessert variations are limitless from galettes, to crepes, to popsicles, but I want… [read more]

Ina Garten’s Fresh Fruit Tart

I really enjoy making fruit tarts, even if they are a labor of love.  When I was growing impatient waiting to give birth to my second child, Maverick, I started baking these fruit tarts to pass the time.  I needed something to take my mind off the fact that he was not in any rush… [read more]

Top 10: Dessert Galettes

Dessert galettes are like pie but better because you don’t have to fuss over a perfect crust. I made a fruity dessert galette for my sister Jessica’s birthday once and besides the melted candle wax that snuck in with the raspberries it was lovely. Cold weather makes me want to eat lots and lots of pie crust so I’m excited to make dessert galettes a regular part of my comfort food diet. I hope you enjoy this delicious dessert galette roundup!