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”

Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

I made salted dark chocolate chunk cookies a few weeks ago and have been dreaming about baking them again. I said it then and I’ll say it again: anything with a salty/sweet combo is unquestionably delicious. But this time we’re adding ice cream! It has been HOT in Chicago lately. Not that I’m complaining. I’mContinue reading “Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches”

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have always loved a salty sweet combo: PB&J, caramel popcorn, chicken and waffles. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. So these salty sweet cookies really hit the spot. The dark chocolate chunk cookies would probably be pretty darn good on their own, but add the flaky sea salt and *boom* it takesContinue reading “Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

Browned Butter Maple Banana Bread

Let’s be honest. You have probably made at least two loaves of banana bread since March. For whatever reason we think we’re going to consume massive amounts of bananas in a week and then end up with seven overripe bananas by Wednesday. To make matters worse, if you’re like me you definitely don’t learn yourContinue reading “Browned Butter Maple Banana Bread”

Frozen Lavender Blueberry Mini Pies

Prepare yourself for a whole bunch of new lavender recipes here. I finally got my hands on dried culinary grade lavender and have been testing out lots of ideas. Today I bring you a frozen blueberry treat that has a hint of lavender and a whole lot of deliciousness. These mini pies use my favorite,Continue reading “Frozen Lavender Blueberry Mini Pies”

Chai Blueberry Muffins

Is there anything better than an iced chai latte on a sunny spring day? I’m definitely craving one right now, but I guess I will “settle” for one of these muffins instead. I love chai so much (as noted here and here), so a chai infused muffin felt very on brand. The husband heard myContinue reading “Chai Blueberry Muffins”

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

I have news for you. Apparently I’m the worst pie blogger ever. Today is a big holiday in the pie world and I had no clue. It’s National Pie Day…according to my reliable sources at nationaldaycalendar.com. (Because I guess 3.14 is not celebration enough for this high maintenance dessert). I know what you’re thinking…I’m aContinue reading “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie”

Cranberry Apple Pie

Christmas season is in full force my friends. Of course Christmas cookies are a main staple in your holiday dessert table, but don’t overlook the classic pie. This recipe is perfect for the holidays with the bright red cranberries. Grab yourself a few holiday pie crust cutters before they’re sold out for an extra festiveContinue reading “Cranberry Apple Pie”

5 Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving may be over, but my fridge is still filled with leftovers. If you’re in the same boat, here are a few ideas to put your leftovers to good use. Let the feast live on! 1. Thanksgiving Leftover Mini Pies All the delicious-ness of leftover sandwiches, but wrapped in warm, flakey pie crust. Get theContinue reading “5 Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers”