• Pies

    Hazelnut Fig Galette

    I had been searching and searching for fresh figs for the loooongest time, and kept coming up short. Then one day I happened upon some gorgeous figs when I wasn’t even looking for them! I bought them, brought them home, and…I had no idea what to do with them! After a few moments in my pantry I had a plan, and this Hazelnut Fig Galette was born!

    Hazelnut Fig Galette
  • Candy

    Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

    We’ve all seen the heart-shaped boxes full of Valentine’s Day chocolates. With rare exception, these mass-produced candies disappoint in flavor and (*resisting direct Forrest Gump quote*) who knows what you’re actually taking a bite of. These Hazelnut Espresso Truffles are what your valentine really wants!

    Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
  • Cookies

    Chocolate, Cinnamon, & Hazelnut Thumbprints

    Every Christmas, I make a million sweets to gift to neighbors and friends. Okay, not a million, but a LOT. Usually around twenty different varieties, and at least 3 dozen of each. So, in reality, *only* hundreds of cookies. Each year I make a list, and the usual suspects that I ALWAYS make go at the top. Then I add my new ideas at the bottom. Last year one of those “new” cookies has been promoted to an “ALWAYS” cookie: Chocolate, Cinnamon, & Hazelnut Thumbprints.

  • Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake

    Growing up, pumpkin pie was my favorite thing. We had it once per year, on Thanksgiving. Maaaaaybe we’d have one on Christmas, but there was no guarantee. Even at a young age I savored each bite, always with an equal ratio of “whipped topping” to pie, knowing that I wouldn’t get another taste for a whole year. Luckily, my palate has expanded a bit since those days. I still like my pumpkin pie, but I like a lot of other things, too. AND since I’m a grownup (Mostly. Technically.), I can have pumpkin whenever I want. Sorry to any “whipped topping” lovers out there…but you won’t find that in my house anymore. What you will find in my refrigerator right this very moment is Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.