• Breakfast,  Pastry

    Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls

    In case you haven’t noticed, I have a thing about less-than-mainstream flavor combinations. Blackberry/Lavender/Chocolate in my Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie. Chocolate/Coconut/Coffee in my Coconut Mocha Pie. So many times I come up with a flavor profile first, then decide how to execute it. It was the same story with these Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls, and I’m so happy with how these flavors shine together!

    Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls
  • Cookies

    Chocolate Cherry Cookies

    For many, the holidays are cookie season, and it’s no different at my house! My mom always made about 20 different kinds of cookies every year. I do the same! Well, maybe not twenty this year. Circumstances (three kids, house on the market, and my husband living in another state for work…) won’t really allow it this year. No matter the length of my list, these Chocolate Cherry Cookies are *always* on it!

    Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • Pies

    Chocolate Cherry Pie

    It’s hard to keep cherries around at my house for long enough to bake them into something. I (and my family) prefer to snack on them more than anything else. I had to guard cherries with my life to bake them into this Chocolate Cherry Pie, but it was SO worth it!

    Chocolate Cherry Pie
  • Pies

    Black Forest Pie

    We never had fresh cherries in the house growing up. It just wasn’t something my mom bought at the grocery store. She did bake things with maraschino cherries in them, and while I enjoy them, I also assumed that I wasn’t a huge fan of cherries based on those experiences. I was WRONG. Not only are fresh cherries completely different (and totally AMAZING, as I discovered upon eating my first fresh cherry in my 20’s), but not all maraschino cherries are created equal! No, those aren’t black olives you see (like my husband thought they were). 😉 Those beautiful, dark gems are Italian maraschino cherries on top of my Black Forest Pie.

    Black Forest Pie