These mini berry galettes were such a pain to make that I actually screamed: I hate baking! But then I changed my mind when I tasted them. Best pastry of my life. No joke.
I’m not the biggest fan of carrot cake. But when I saw these adorable creations, I willfully took up the challenge. And with that little step, I fell in love. Small and petite, yet packed with flavor, these little love bites will forever be in my heart. Make them for a birthday party or luncheon, or gift them… Continue reading Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
I don’t know how I started a food blog. That was never my intent. But here I am snapping photos of every meal, dreaming up new recipes to share with a small collection of folk who follow my humble blog. It’s an odd thing, this blogging. But it’s very holistic for me, and very natural.… Continue reading For the love of pie
Yesterday was our One Year Anniversary. It’s hard to believe twelve months have already passed since that blessed day in the Oregon countryside where we tied the knot, followed by a lovely barn party packed with our nearest and dearest. During our honeymoon, it was the people we gushed about most. We recalled the sweet… Continue reading 1st Anniversary Pie Party
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, just like that. Truthfully, I’m not a fan of this Hallmark holiday, for how it singles out single folk and puts the pressure on loved ones who should really always love. You know? BUT. I do like the idea of having a themed party. A party where single and married… Continue reading Heart-shaped food. For the fun of it.
I made a little fall to-do list about a month back, and I have to say I did pretty well. Eight out of ten. The only two I didn’t tackle: pressing cider at the farm and hosting a harvest party in our backyard. That second one had me excited there for a bit. In the… Continue reading Harvest Party
Halloween is one of those odd holidays for adults without children. I realized I was past the dress-up parties three years ago when I showed up to a party and stood around feeling foolish. Half the women were obnoxiously under-dressed and looking for cat calls while the rest of us felt awkward in their presence.… Continue reading To Halloween or not to Halloween
It is mid October, and my first Christmas catalog arrived in the mail. Honestly, I don’t think there is any other holiday (or even day of the year, for that matter) that compares to Christmas. Our world is transformed before our very eyes. Starbucks brings out their red cups, department stores deck the halls accordingly… Continue reading Speaking of Christmas…
A couple of weeks ago I went to a friend’s house and watched her “wing” an apple crisp right before my very eyes. No recipe. Just chopped and tossed. I was flabbergasted. Now she is one of those country girls who grew up on a hunk of land with lots of siblings and probably tons… Continue reading Wing-It Apple Crisp
The only thing sweeter than autumn is having people over. Friends, family, loved ones. All piled together around a table… outside, no less, where the cool, crisp fall weather brings out the scarves and sweaters. I suppose the only question one such Oregonian must ask herself is, what is the chance of rain?