Apple Pie with a Twist

I have had a craving for a classic apple pie for weeks, so I finally hunkered down for an evening of baking. I should start off by saying that I am a crust person. There are two types of people - crust people and filling […]

Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

Lazy Sunday mornings call for homemade pastries, leisurely cappuccino sipping, and casual perusing of The Seattle Times (okay, well mostly just the comics). This recipe is a little more involved than your typical weekday oatmeal or eggs, but the result is definitely worth it! So […]

Chocolate Chip and Almond Butter Cookies

These tasty morsels are a sure treat for your taste buds with half the guilt! With no butter, these cookies are much lower in cholesterol and saturated fat than your typical chocolate chip cookies. Inspired by Thug Kitchen, I’ve been using whole wheat pastry flour […]

Pistachio and Dried-Cherry Biscotti

Biscotti are a type of hard Italian cookie. They are hands down one of my favorite cookies. Although they’re not gooey and chewy like I usually bake my cookies, these cookies are a treat to eat! According to On Food and Cooking, the word biscuit means “twice-cooked” in […]


Sweet, creamy, smooth, satisfying… Gelato literally translates to “frozen,” but according to “On Food and Cooking,” the word can be used to describe a variety of frozen confections in Italy. This style of custard ice-cream traditionally has a high content of butterfat and egg yolks, […]