Cakes & Cupcakes · Egg-free

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

The stretch of time between the appearance of the first PSL (pumpkin spice latte) in September and Thanksgiving is pumpkin’s time to shine. I’ve written here before about the increased interest in other fall flavors, but pumpkin is still king. I know some people think pumpkin spice is “basic”, but I am not one of…… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Cookies · Egg-free

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Discovering your child has food allergies is hard. As a new parent, I was aware food allergies were a possibility. I even know several people with allergies, so it was definitely front of mind. Yet it somehow seemed impossible that my baby would have any issues. I guess like any serious health condition, you feel…… Continue reading Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crisps & Cobblers · Egg-free

Best-Ever Apple Crisp

According to the calendar, fall began last week with the equinox. According to major coffee chains and supermarkets, fall began at the start of September, when tons of pumpkin spice flavored items began appearing. (It’s actually gotten a little out of hand. I like pumpkin spice just fine, but pumpkin spice cereal? I’m expecting pumpkin…… Continue reading Best-Ever Apple Crisp

Candy · Egg-free · Gluten-Free

Sparkling Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Have you ever taken a vacation in early December? It’s a great time to travel, because its after the Thanksgiving rush. There are lots of good deals on hotels and flights. But there is one major downside – it puts you way behind on the holidays. I recently took a nearly 2 week vacation with…… Continue reading Sparkling Chocolate Peppermint Bark