Banana Crème Pie with Salted Caramel

I saved this recipe during the bleak days of winter. Appearing in my Instragram feed, luscious with its light and bright colors, it called to me, promising better days ahead. I try not to let Pi Day slip away without making a pie, and with the temperature rising (and falling, and rising…) lately, I thought…

Corn Sablés

This post is for those who preferred Pecan Sandies over Oreos as children. Ok, now that I’ve cleared the room, it’s just you and me. There’s no better cookie, in my mind, than a shortbread (or ‘sandie’, or ‘sablé’ — which is just the French word for sand). With a subtle taste and lightly scented,…

Treat Time – Cranberries, La Tarte Tatin & the Smells of Autumn

Fall is my favorite season, when autumn winds blow away the sticky heat of summer, and hardwood trees show off the rich, abundant colors they’ve been hiding. It’s a season with scents that rival the showier floral springtime. Smells of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, damp wood – these are the aromas I anticipate as the days…

Treat Time – Ellie’s Biscuits

I enjoy baking. Even more, I love sharing recipes and whatever I bake. Just like Ellie needs a treat now and then to replenish the energy she expends smelling literally everything, I think it’s time for a treat. Ellie adores the small dog biscuits I make for her. Redolent of the cinnamon, pumpkin, and peanut…