Honeyed Ricotta & Pistachio Tarts | Baking by Hand

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Steaming hot simple white bread fresh from the oven. Creamy lemon tarts. Flaky almond croissants. Seedy multigrain bread. Jam-filled hand pies. Really, there is nothing from the carbohydrate family that doesn’t make my mouth water. So when invited to join … Continued






vanilla bean puddin’, all dolled up

Summer! Strawberries! And cream! Vanilla! Thyme! Thyme? Yes. Thyme! Follow me here. I’m taking you to a very delicious place. Promise. And if you’re already a herb-infused dessert convert, stay along for the ride. It’s a fun one. Or not. … Continued






jar of jam swiss buttercream

Have I ever told you my love affair with buttercream frosting? Once upon a time, I loved the classic American powdered sugar and butter frosting. It was delicious, buttery and yes, maybe a bit too sweet. But it wasn’t fickle, … Continued






strawberry granola muffins

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No bullshitting around, these might be the best muffin to come out of my kitchen.     I could talk about being a bit overwhelmed and bummed to be so quiet on my little corner of the internet. I could … Continued






potato, sausage & spinach empanadas

  From across the world, I say – helloooo! See, right now, I’m sitting on my brother’s couch, writing this post at 11:23pm Saturday evening. But that’s not Eastern Standard Time, per normal. Nope, my brother lives in Hong Kong … Continued