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Pear, Manchego, and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Sourdough Discard Crust

Pear, Manchego, and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Sourdough Discard Crust

So, I realize that this pear pizza the third sourdough discard recipe to appear on this blog, but, what can I say, I have a lot of discard starter to use up! Constantly. Also, when someone proposes an intriguing recipe collaboration, I have trouble saying […]

Whiskey-Ginger Apple Pie

Whiskey-Ginger Apple Pie

I’ve admitted that sometimes my recipe ideas begin with an aesthetic vision. I now will admit that they also sometimes begin with a snappy recipe title. The original name for this whiskey-ginger apple pie was “double rye apple pie.” And, yes, I thought of the […]

Sourdough Discard Crackers with Herbs and Edible Flowers

Sourdough Discard Crackers with Herbs and Edible Flowers

In my continuing quest to find ways to use up my discard sourdough starter, I stumbled across a recipe for sourdough crackers on the Love & Olive Oil blog. To be clear, the recipe called for ripe starter, not discard starter, but, as my bread-making […]

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Over the past year, I have occasionally gotten Instagram comments or DMs asking me if I sell my baked goods anywhere. My response has always been “LOL I’m just a home baker.” Which I am. But, for some reason, when I received a message a […]

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

There is already a rhubarb panna cotta tart recipe on this blog. Yes, this is another panna cotta tart. And yes, it’s another PINK panna cotta tart at that. But, after I posted a picture of this red currant-vanilla panna cotta variation on Instagram, someone […]

Roasted Rhubarb, Buttermilk, and Brown Sugar Scones

Roasted Rhubarb, Buttermilk, and Brown Sugar Scones

When I got it into my head that I wanted to make rhubarb-buttermilk-brown sugar scones, I did what I normally do in such situations: I began scouring the internet for a basic buttermilk scone recipe that I could adapt. After a bit of searching, I […]

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I once read an article about starting a food blog that included some advice on content, including the entreaty: “Ask yourself, does the internet really need another banana bread recipe?” I read that sentence somewhat abashedly. Even at that early stage in this blog’s development, […]

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Galette in Cream Cheese Crust

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Galette in Cream Cheese Crust

This galette was one of those last-minute, improvised bakes that happily turned out quite delicious. And yes, I know I’ve been posting an enormous number of rhubarb-filled recipes, but, what can I say? I’m obsessed. The first time I baked this, my crust was not […]

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

This is my favorite bundt cake. Actually, it may be my favorite cake, period. I know that’s a strong statement, but this bundt is really marvelous: sweet but not too sweet, tender, tangy, and filled with strawberries and my favorite spring ingredient–yes, rhubarb. And then […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate “Caramel” Tart

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate “Caramel” Tart

This chocolate “caramel” tart was born of a desire to redeem myself after a baking fail. It was Passover, but I had found some lovely pink rhubarb at the market and couldn’t get the idea of a rhubarb tart out of my head. I decided […]