12 Festive Christmas Pie Crust Ideas

Our brand new Christmas tree is up and decorated, we have holiday scented candles burning, and our stockings are hanging on our new mantle. The only thing left to do is *all* the Christmas baking. On my list this year: trying out these gingerbread cinnamon rolls and these candy cane truffles. And of course…a fewContinue reading “12 Festive Christmas Pie Crust Ideas”

10 Gifts Bakers Will Love – The 2020 allspice Gift Guide

Are you hunting for gift ideas for a baker in your life? Whether it’s your friend, mom or spouse – as long as they enjoy baking, I guarantee they will enjoy these ideas. Coming from someone whose sole hobby is baking, I personally love everything in this gift guide. Plenty of these ideas would make awesome stocking stuffers too. Hope this helps you with your Christmas shopping this year…

How to Make a Braided Pie Crust Design

Sometimes I impress myself with a pie crust design. It looks cool in my head, and then *bam*…even more spectacular in real life. That’s how I feel every time I make a braided pie crust. I’m trying not to be dramatic here, but it always looks so epic. A braided pie crust design is perfectContinue reading “How to Make a Braided Pie Crust Design”

Happy Halloween! Spooky Pink Ghost Cake

Hi friends – it’s been a month. Let’s start with the parts and then get to the positives. We spent most of this month packing up our apartment, shopping, building furniture, and moving. Somewhere in the middle I hurt my back (from too much packing I guess?) and was essentially useless on move day. It’sContinue reading “Happy Halloween! Spooky Pink Ghost Cake”

Peach Honey Whipped Ricotta Crostini

I’m drooling just thinking about this crostini. It’s the perfect quick (but fancy) appetizer to truly impress your friends. The combination of toasty, sweet and cheesy is like a party in your mouth. Not gonna lie, I could eat the whipped ricotta by the spoonful. Seriously… Plus there’s something special about grilled bread instead ofContinue reading “Peach Honey Whipped Ricotta Crostini”

Lavender Arnold Palmer Cocktail

Hope you’re feeling rested and recharged after a short work week. It’s cloudy and rainy in Chicago today, but I’m not mad about it. I’m always a little more productive on gloomy days, I don’t know why. Speaking of productive…I found another use for my *famous* Lavender Simple Syrup. And it’s a winner. This LavenderContinue reading “Lavender Arnold Palmer Cocktail”

Raspberry Dark Chocolate S’mores Bars

S’mores are the ultimate summer dessert (right next to apple pie and ice cream sandwiches, of course). I live in a high rise in Chicago, so bonfires are a little hard to come by. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean toasted s’mores are out of the question (thank you, trusty kitchen torch!). I was thinkingContinue reading “Raspberry Dark Chocolate S’mores Bars”

Peach Thyme Bourbon Smash

I bought a bunch of peaches to make a grilled peach chicken salad that looked delicious. Really, it does. But then dinnertime rolled around and the idea of 1. cooking and 2. eating a salad seemed like a horrible decision. All I wanted to do was sit in the sun and finish my book clubContinue reading “Peach Thyme Bourbon Smash”

Homemade Strawberry Basil Poptarts

Are these poptarts or hand pies? …or mini pies? Honestly, I’m not entirely sure. Is there an official definition of a poptart somewhere? For now I’ll stick with calling them poptarts. But just know that whatever you decide to call them…they are delicious. These “poptarts” are made with my favorite all-butter pie crust and filledContinue reading “Homemade Strawberry Basil Poptarts”