• Carrot Pineapple Muffins

    Carrot Pineapple Muffins

    July 16th, 2016

    I have to be honest: I don’t really remember making these muffins, like at all. This picture somehow appeared while downloading photos of desserts I distinctly do remember making (like the Hazelnut Layer Brownies that you’re going to go all apeshit for when I get around to posting the recipe around August-ish).  I know I made these […]

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  • Lemon Blueberry Tart

    Lemon Blueberry Tart

    June 25th, 2016

    I need to start taking better pictures of the stuff I’m trying to tempt you with. Take this picture, for example. You can’t tell that the crust is made with a sweet and flaky, lemony-shortbready cookie.  You can’t tell that the lemon curd is buttery and tart and that the blueberry goo on top is […]

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  • Paleo Apricot Muffins

    Paleo Apricot Muffins

    May 21st, 2016

    Because I’m obsessed with food, my digestive system, and more specifically how food affects my (usually pissed-off) digestive system, I’m always fooling around with a new diet.  Could there be a way of eating that doesn’t leave me feeling (or looking) 18 weeks pregnant?  (If being 18 weeks pregnant feels like a bloated stomach and heartburn […]

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

    April 30th, 2016

    In the spirit of honesty, this cake actually ended up being a train wreck, but I didn’t have the moral fortitude to write about it and post it in the Disasters section. I know, it’s weird, because usually I’m all about moral fortitude on this blog.  I usually have no shame, and even relish the opportunity to tell […]

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  • Apple Fritter Pie Sandwiches

    Apple Fritter Pie Sandwiches

    February 6th, 2016

    I’m going to start doing smart things more often, like reading the “100 New Health Discoveries” book The Husband got me for Christmas instead of binge-watching the Holiday Baking Challenge for five straight episodes On Demand (only getting up off the couch once, to pee).  Smart things like doing 5,000-piece puzzles to create smart things called synapses […]

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  • Healthy Peach Cake

    Peach Caramel Cake

    January 30th, 2016

    I’m starting to lose my mind. (If The Husband weren’t away for work in London right now, he’d question my decision to use the word ‘starting’.  I’d laugh, pretend to be wounded, and then absolutely agree with him.  I have conversations with people all the time when they’re not in the room [or continent].  The Husband […]

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  • Raspberry Creme Brûlée

    Raspberry Creme Brûlée

    December 26th, 2015

      Please don’t be disappointed with me because I didn’t caramelize a crispy layer of sugar on top of this creme brûlée.  I know it’s blasphemous to even call it creme brûlée if the aforementioned layer of sugared shellac isn’t present, so let’s just resolve this issue and I’ll rename the dessert if you can […]

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  • Strawberry Smoothie

    Strawberry Hemp Seed Smoothie

    October 10th, 2015

    I know, I KNOW.  It’s so not summer anymore.  You might be asking, why make an icy dessert when it’s six weeks away until the streets of Chicago are like smoothies themselves?  If that’s your attitude, then you need to chill the freak out.  Yeah, snow and slush are coming.  That’s a good point.  But why […]

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  • Apple Pie

    Apple-icious Pie

    October 3rd, 2015

    If you’ve been visiting this site for the last few years, holding out for a freaking apple pie recipe amidst all the other crap I’ve been churning out week after chocolate-covered week, then today is your day.  You can print and frame this post or paste it into evernote or do whatever you want with […]

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  • Raspberry Lemon Crumble Tart

    Raspberry Lemon Crumble Tart

    August 1st, 2015

    It’s really a perfect summer dessert. Take a lemony-shortcake cookie base, then stuff raspberries in between that and a lemony-crumbly topping.  Feel the rays of sunshine on you yet?  I do too!  It just begs for vanilla ice cream and it’s going to get what it asks for, let me tell you.  This dessert has […]

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  • Easy Strawberry Tart

    Easy Strawberry Tart

    June 27th, 2015

    Oh my gosh- this dessert is for you if you’re exceptionally lazy and couldn’t be bothered to do pretty much anything other than eat it with relish.  (With abandon, not with the green condiment.  Duh.) Here’s the deal, you tart-loving sloth: buy puff pastry, and thaw it.  Cut out a rectangle, and place strawberries (that […]

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  • Blueberry Lemon Crumble Bars

    Blueberry Lemon Crumble Bars

    June 20th, 2015

    I know this dessert is supposed to be all about the blueberries (look at it- it’s oozing with blue), but I’ve gotta tell you- the lemon really strikes a puckering chord. Imagine a lemony shortbread kind of cookie on the bottom of something great, and then a lemony zesty crumbly topping to crown said great […]

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  • Apple Puff Pastry Cups

    Apple Puff Pastry Cups

    June 13th, 2015

    I love making easy things that taste great.  I used to be a snob when it came to baking with dough that you could buy from the freezer aisle, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will likely never make puff pastry on my own… and I’ve also just become a lot more […]

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  • Pineapple Pomegranate Upside Down Cake

    Pineapple Pomegranate Upside Down Cake

    June 6th, 2015

    I flashed back in time and pulled out the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (you know the one- the one with the red and white gingham-checked cover), and realized that I have been spending way too much time online and not in the 1950s where I think things were probably better and simpler.  [I know […]

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  • Cardamom Pear Bundt Cake

    Cardamom Pear Bundt Cake

    May 17th, 2015

    Don’t tell me you’re unaware of the pleasures of cardamom.  Surely you’ve familiarized yourself with the uniquely spicy-sweet spice? Don’t think that just because you’ve had it in a curry dish or a spiced lamb hand pie (mmmm, yes, please) that it won’t get along with sugar in a Bundt cake with white chocolate ganache […]

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  • Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate Syrup

    Pomegranate Syrup with Yogurt & Honey

    February 25th, 2015

    Flashback to 2006, Rhodes, Greece. Imagine being served a cool bowl of Greek yogurt- drizzled in honey with walnuts sprinkled on top- on a scorching hot morning as a mere part of a massive breakfast that your impossibly generous innkeeper host will serve to you each day.  (If you ever go to Rhodes, which I […]

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  • Raspberry Fudge Brownie Sandwiches

    Raspberry Fudge Brownie Sandwiches

    February 18th, 2015

    I know, I know.  I missed the Valentine’s Day boat with these heart-shaped sandwiches of sin.  I’m a horrible baker-wife. I realized on Valentine’s morning, as we sat planning what we were going to make for our most-romantic-dinner-on-the-couch-that-night-while-watching-The Americans-and-drinking-a-bottle-of-Monte-Bello, that I had nothing to offer The Husband by way of dessert. “Oh shit.” I hadn’t planned a dessert […]

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  • Strawberry Raspberry Mousse

    Strawberry Raspberry Mousse

    February 14th, 2015

    Who doesn’t love a fluffy, fruity mousse in the middle of the winter? Fresh off the “5th Worst Blizzard in Chicago History” (whatever), we needed something reminiscent of a warm summer night with crickets chirping romantically in the background.  (I know that the crickets themselves aren’t romantic- although I’m not familiar with their mating patterns so […]

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