I bake A LOT of cakes. I’m still learning, but they’re becoming second nature to me. Sometimes, it’s nice to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. With an overabundance of lemons in my kitchen, I tackled a traditional lemon tart with a non-traditional kick. Much easier than I anticipated and absolutely refreshing and delicious! The candied lemons and lavender-infused honey are optional, but absolutely worth the extra effort.
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When asking my husband what he wanted for his birthday, he kept telling me that he didn’t need anything. When I asked him what kind of cake I could bake him, he said, “I don’t need a cake.” To which I immediately refused to accept as an answer: EVERYONE should have a cake for their birthday! For me, baking has become a love language for me and I absolutely enjoy putting my heart and joy into creating something delicious for the people in my life. Of course, baking during a pandemic means using whatever you have on hand, and in our house, there is never a shortage of coffee or chocolate. Since Brian’s favorite froufrou coffee drink is a mocha latte, I set out to recreate the flavor into an absolutely phenomenal cake that is now a favorite.
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Summertime is here and with that comes sipping on sweet tea, dangling feet into the cool water, and munching on watermelon. And nothing, I mean nothing compares to eating a warm bowl of delicious homemade peach cobbler with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Continue reading →
Over my many years of attempting pie crusts and getting impatient, I finally perfected an old recipe of my mom’s combined with multiple different recipes I’ve toyed with online and from cookbooks. It’s super flaky, delicious, is fantastic for both sweet and savory pies, and is easy to prepare. I even like to make mine the night before and sometimes even freeze pre-rolled out bits for pie art.
Trust me, the extra effort of making your own pie crust is not only worth it for the taste, but also the self-satisfaction of knowing you can make a better-than-store-bought pastry. Continue reading →