Desserts and Sweets

Blueberry Maple Shortbread Cookies

  There used to be this little bakery in Cincinnati called Queen City Cookies that made amazing shortbread.They were shaped like elephants, and were tender and delicious. My favorite was a rosemary sesame flavor, but they also had a blueberry maple that tasted exactly like blueberry pancakes.     I used to buy these at [...]

3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

After the holidays, I usually get to the point where I find myself telling someone “I don’t think I could eat one more cookie!” (Of course, if someone handed me a plate of peanut blossoms right now, I am sure I would eat the whole thing in one sitting, but since that’s likely not happening, [...]

Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

Browned. Butter. One of my favorites. If you haven’t made it, you are missing out. Seriously. It’s not hard to do, and you won’t regret it. It’s great in chocolate chip cookies. It’s amazing with butternut squash or sweet potatoes. Today, I made these blubbery muffins. Fresh blueberries, sour cream, yogurt, and butter that has [...]

Bourbon Vanilla Strawberry Sauce

I spend a good part of my day in the kitchen. Whether it’s writing recipes, working on various food photography projects, or making a my morning smoothie, I’m always there. Sometimes, by the end of the day, I don’t want to spend an hour making a labor intensive dinner like this one, even if I [...]

Cast Iron Skillet Banana Cake

Cast Iron Skillet Banana Cake

I always buy bananas when I go to the grocery store. I usually put them in smoothies, but sometimes I buy more than I can use and they start turning brown on me. Anyone who’s ever bought bananas knows that once they’re brown, you better use them because the next day they’ll be mushy and [...]

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