Italian Ricotta Cookies

It’s no secret at this point that I have a serious cookie additions. Chocolate chip, snicker doodle, sugar – I love them all. When I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to test it out. Not only does it have “Italian” in it (my heritage), but it’s also covered with sprinkles and looks like spring. How…
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Raspberry Tiramisu

Today is Ryan’s birthday, so naturally I saw it as an opportunity to whip up something sweet. We decided to forgo the typical cake, and opt for something indulgent instead. Ryan decided upon tiramisu, and to make it extra special, we added in some raspberries. I used a variation of this recipe, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it…
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White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio + Apricot Cookies

One of the easiest homemade gifts to give at the holidays is something┬ábaked from scratch. Whether it be an old family recipe, a personal favorite, or just a simple batch of cookies, putting the extra effort into a gift goes a long way to show you care. I pulled this recipe from one of my favorite books, TrEATs, by April…
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Personal Pumpkin Pies

One of my problems I always have with pies is that unless I’m bringing it to a dinner party to share, so much of it goes to waste. I’ll eat a couple of slices, and the pie will go bad before I can completely finish it up. I thought up creating mini versions of my favorite pies instead (I used…
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Cinnamon Apple Rings

In all fairness, you were warned. I’ve been on a little (okay, huge) apple bender since I went apple picking last weekend and came home with a bucketload of apples. After making two apple pies in the last week, I was ready to try something new. I found a recipe for these cinnamon sugar covered apple rings, and knew I’d…
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Apple Pie

Last year, at almost exactly this same time, I made my first apple pie. At the time, I was pretty impressed with myself (having made the crust from scratch for the first time). This year, to celebrate the first day of my favorite month of the year, I was ready to try a new apple pie recipe, and see just…
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