• Tarts

    Ginger Grapefruit Tart

    Sometimes you see the same flavor profiles over and over again. For good reason, of course. I mean, it’s hard to beat chocolate and peanut butter. Or strawberries and lemon. For a fun new flavor twist, give this Ginger Grapefruit Tart a try!

    Ginger Grapefruit Tart
  • Pies

    Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie

    This Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie was a complete accident. I’m a hardcore planner by nature, so it’s not often that I end up with a surprise. That said, sometimes you can’t predict what will happen in the kitchen!

    Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Tarts

    Pumpkin Meringue Tart

    ‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin! Pumpkin pie used to be my favorite fall dessert when I was a kid. Although I can no longer say that it’s my favorite, no Fall is complete without a slice of pumpkin pie. Or, in this case, a slice of Pumpkin Meringue Tart. <3

    Pumpkin Meringue Tart

  • Mini Desserts,  Tarts

    Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tartlets

    The sun is finally shining again in Texas today! I should be baking something up and using the fabulous light to take some pretty pics for the blog (my photography is a work in progress, and a lack of natural light doesn’t help).  Instead, I’m getting another recipe on the blog and binge watching Gilmore Girls (I’ve never watched it! Can you believe it?) This recipe is delicious and decadent: Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tartlets.

    I’ve been on a bit of a salted caramel kick lately. You know what? I haven’t received a single complaint about it. Not a one. I think this recipe concludes my string of salted caramel recipes, at least for the time being. 😉

    Salted Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets

  • Tarts

    Cranberry Curd Tart

    I wanted to fit one more sweet Christmasy recipe in before the holiday arrives, and I succeeded! Woo! No small feat considering my to-do list and the fact that my kiddos are now off school (for EIGHTEEN days!!). I will add that, if you know me, it’s not super surprising as I *always* find time to bake! When I was browsing through recipes these beautiful bright red jewels kept catching my eye, and it became clear that I needed to make my own: Cranberry Curd Tart.

  • Cake,  Mini Desserts,  Pound Cake

    Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes

    I have some serious lemon lovers at my house. My husband (Adam) and oldest son (James) both loooove lemon. Oftentimes I see lemon recipes and make them because I know those two will absolutely love it. In the case of these Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes, it was more than just their love of lemon that got me on board. I’ve never seen a recipe quite like this, and that says a lot! I was intrigued, and now I’m pleased to say I have a batch of these delicious little beauties on my kitchen counter.

  • Mini Desserts,  Tarts

    Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets

    I have a collection of bakeware that rivals most HomeGoods stores. Not really, but I’m close. Packing to move (twice in four months!) made this painfully obvious. Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite the collection of both standard and specialty baking pans (and specialty baking ingredients, but that’s another post). Even with a (slight) purge of my inventory when we moved, I still own SEVEN different sizes/shapes of tart pans. Among them, a set of teeny, tiny, 2.5-inch tart pans.

    I made use of some of the smallest tart pans in my collection (like these [here]) to make these adorable baby Chocolate Cream Tartlets with Raspberry Meringue. They’re so cute I can’t stand it. I *love* mini desserts. Then again–what’s not to love about a sweet pastry crust filled with dark chocolate custard and topped with raspberry meringue?

    chocolate raspberry tartlets