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Chocolate Salami, Salame, Italian Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Salami

So I’ve been attending this international gathering of women this fall and one week we all brought food from our countries to share. Of course Italy totally wins at All Things Food. A gal from Italy brought a cookie that is meant to appear like salami but is actually chocolate. I knew immediately that I …

Blackberries, Scotland, Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberries are growing everywhere in Aberdeen right now, and it’s slowing my walks way down that I have trouble walking past blackberry bushes without stopping. I’ve snagged all my sweaters on these dangling vines, and tights are out of the question entirely. Some days I carry a bucket and fill it up so I can …

Santiago Cake

Camino Recipe: Tarta de Santiago

In every bakery window in Santiago you can spot a Tarta de Santiago, a light almond cake that has the cross of St James dusted on top with icing sugar. You can buy boxes of these cakes to take home to your family and friends (I did!) but they tasted better right on the street …

Valentines Treats, Cookies

Valentine Treats

This photo is from last year on Valentine’s Day. Which feels like a lifetime ago. It was before we knew we were moving. Before we left our life in Arkansas. Before Tiny Oven. And slightly mildewed jeans + towels. Friends, let me just admit that this is the year I turn into the person who …

Blackberry Pie, Mama's House, Thanksgiving

Blackberry Pie

I am trying to manufacture a little Thanksgiving spirit over here in Scotland, even without canned pumpkin or grocery store freezer cases full of turkeys. However, I will not be attempting to make an entire feast that usually I make alongside my extended family. Instead, I have reached the conclusion that all I really need …

Blackberry Crumble, Blackberries, Berries for dessert, berries for breakfast

Blackberry Crumble

After a long hike last Saturday we were ready for a warm treat. We made this yummy Blackberry Crumble and ate it in the afternoon before dinner. Then we finished it for breakfast the next morning. I love how easy it is throw together a fruit crumble.  It is faster (and healthier) than a pie …

Molasses Spice Cookies

Dorie Greenspan has been my hero ever since I had one bite of a World Peace Cookie, possibly the best chocolate cookie in the world. I am also a big fan of her carrot cake. So, when my winter cravings turned to molasses and ginger, I looked through the pages of her giant Baking book …

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Pie is probably the most necessary part of Thanksgiving to me. Mother used to make 3 apple pies, 2 blackberry pies and 1 pumpkin pie for the big crowd at our Castle Bluff Thanksgiving gathering. We would leave straight from school and the van would be all packed with pies and food.  One year I …

Halloween Spider Web Pretzel Snacks

We made the cutest spider webs out of pretzels for an activity at Literacy Camp this past summer that would be a great Halloween craft and snack. This activity ties in perfectly with children’s book Anansi the Spider, the African folk tale about six spiders with different gifts for helping others.   We also did …

fall instagram, pumpkin, breakfast breads, pumpkins, brunch, snacks

Pumpkin Bread

Fall is in the air and I am loving all things pumpkin! I have an affinity for pumpkin recipes that call for an entire can of pumpkin.  They appeal to my practical side.  I don’t love to save a part of a can of pumpkin puree for some undetermined use, one that usually requires that …

best ever chocolate cake, fudge icing, pecan fudge frosting

Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake

For as long as I can remember, we’ve been making the same birthday cake in my family. We call it Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake. It is a buttermilk chocolate sheet cake with a pecan fudge icing.  You serve it with vanilla ice cream.  It is even more perfect if you also have a cup of coffee.  …

chocolate, peanut butter, delicious desserts

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

    Chocolate and peanut butter have long been happy companions at our house, so when I saw a recipe in All You magazine for homemade chocolate peanut butter cups, I knew I had to try it.   Ben and Mary Polly were all over this project!  They both jumped in and helped, which was …

Patriotic Pretzels

Here’s an easy treat we made in honor of the Olympics this week! Patriotic Pretzels! We dipped pretzels in melted almond bark and then Simon sprinkled them. They harden in about 20 minutes on parchment paper. Then you can scoop them up and serve them in a bowl.  So easy! And we decided they almost …

award winning blackberry peach cobbler

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

This is the Award Winning Blackberry Peach Cobbler Recipe that was featured on Daybreak on KATV and that won me a year’s supply of Yarnell’s Ice Cream! This recipe is quite possibly the easiest cobbler you can make since it uses a streusel topping instead of a crust. Easy Blackberry Peach Cobbler with Walnut Streusel …

Sucre Pie

Sucre Pie from the book about Hutterites. I read this book about Hutterites last year and at the back of the book was this wonderfully simple recipe for a sugar pie.  It almost seemed too easy to be good. But the sweet gal who runs Boxed Lunch Book Club at church always brings a dessert …

Honey Grapefruit Cupcakes

I love a really sharp citrus flavor in the spring.  I think these cupcakes would be perfect for Easter.  Since the cake is made with yogurt and oil instead of butter and milk, it is lighter than a lot of cupcakes.  This airy flavor makes this dessert a perfect ending to a heavier meal.  And …

Christmas Cookies

My kitchen is covered in cookies today. If you need a few all wrapped up for gifts, give me a holler. Or you could make some yourself!  They are so yummy and happy! Tomorrow I will be turning all my baking efforts solely to… the cupcakes! Over half of our cupcakes are already sold, so …

Fresh Peach Cake

  Fresh Peach Cake I’ve had my eye on this fresh peach cake for a while.  I really like my cake with fruit. And Ina Garten is the queen of cake with fruit.  Her lemon pound cake is my favorite.  Her flag cake is always a big hit at a party. So I knew when …