Breakfast · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts with Maple Glaze

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in 2011, a girl who had just started her baking blog made homemade raspberry pop-tarts, posted them, and had her first ever post really go “viral.”  Not real viral.  Not Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” viral, but definitely Pinterest viral.  It got hundreds of thousands of hits,… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts with Maple Glaze

Breakfast · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

The Best Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

It’s August 22nd, 80° in Seattle, and I pulled out the pumpkin today.  Personally, I feel like I have shown tremendous restraint.  I’ve wanted to start baking fall/pumpkin spiced things for at least a month now.  I can’t wait any longer. Somebody try and stop me. Consequences for early fall baking are as follows: House… Continue reading The Best Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

Breakfast · Desserts

Easy Cherry Danish

Almost once a week, I either host or attend a “tea party” with my mom, my sister, my great-nanny, my kids, and occasionally other random guests.  By “tea party,” I mean we brew a couple pots of English breakfast tea, serve some kind of pastry dish, like cookies or scones or butterhorns or even crumpets,… Continue reading Easy Cherry Danish

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Desserts

Blueberry Buckle

I’ve been making blueberry buckle for years.  It was one of the very first recipes I ever made by myself when I started learning how to bake.  If you’ve never had blueberry buckle, it’s really just a single layer blueberry cake topped with a streusel crunch topping.  It’s a lot like a big blueberry muffin,… Continue reading Blueberry Buckle

Breakfast · Desserts

Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

My mother-in-law tells me that her mother, my husband’s grandmother, made an amazing kuchen.  Sometimes she made it with apples, sometimes with peaches, you could really use any kind of fruit that was in season.  She passed away before I got to meet her, but I hear she was an amazing baker and I would… Continue reading Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Desserts

Disneyland’s Mickey Mouse Beignets

I’ve gotta tell you, nothing makes me happier than adding a gem to my Disneyland recipe collection. It’s not even debatable that one of the tastiest treats at Disneyland is the Mickey Mouse shaped beignets served at Cafe Orleans and the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. In fact, the Disney Food Blog, (my… Continue reading Disneyland’s Mickey Mouse Beignets