Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart

River City Shiitake I had the incredible pleasure of visiting River City Shiitake here in Portland, OR with my friends from New Seasons Market. Mary, the lead mushroom cultivator at River City Shiitake shares her experience of pressing her own “blocks” to grow some of…

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

Fall Vibes Hands down my favorite time of year is fall! I feel fortunate to live in an area where we get to see the four seasons pretty clearly. Fall days arrive and the air becomes cool and crisp, leaves begin to change color, something…

Pear Skillet Cake

Pear Skillet Cake

The winds are changing, literally! I can hear wind howling outside my window and this September is inching closer and closer to fall. Fall baking is probably one of my absolute favorite things, the smell of warm bread baking, the scent of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves…

Apricot Shortbread Bars

Apricot Shortbread Bars

I grew up surrounded in a home where fresh fruit was typically our dessert on a daily basis. But whenever my mom did bake, the scent of rose water and orange blossom water filled the air. Apricots were a fruit that we snacked on plenty…

Skillet Irish Soda Bread

Skillet Irish Soda Bread

History Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread, its name is given due to the use of baking soda instead of yeast which is more common with breads. This history of Irish Soda bread dates back to the early years of the European settlers in…

Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones

  Oh Thanksgiving, the time of year where we go completely INSANE for one day of binge eating. Us Americans really do it right! But in all seriousness, it’s basically the Superbowl for foodies, am I right? Days and weeks of preparation for the perfect…

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

Strawberry Rosemary Galette

The Galette I love pie just as much as the next person, but sometimes I don’t have the patience to make the perfect lattice or cut outs for my pie. Sometimes I just want to enjoy the benefits of pie without all the fuss and…

Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini Banana Bread

Here’s a little secret for you that’s BANANAS, pun intended! I can buy a bunch of bananas and within two days, two things can happen: they are all eaten immediately while still in their beautiful yellow state, or the latter, they have all turned into…

Acorn Squash Galette

Acorn Squash Galette

Thanksgiving, one of my all-time favorite holidays. It’s the holiday where everyone can be themselves, there aren’t any gifts or grand gestures to be made. Just a day to help us remember all that we are thankful for. It’s a day that many share with…

Molasses Bran Muffins

Molasses Bran Muffins

Alright friends, either the picture for this muffin was stunning or you all are in need of some extra fiber in your lives!!!! I will be 100% honest, some folks in this family need the extra fiber. A few of my kids have a regime…