• Bread,  Bread,  Breakfast

    Date Spice Bread

    Now that the holidays have passed, it’s on to winter baking. I feel like winter is when I struggle most with identifying what makes a seasonal baked good. It’s not as clear to me as the pumpkins and apples of Fall or peaches in the summer. I think maybe winter baking is just about food that is flavorful with ingredients you can still find on-hand in the winter. Oh, and comforting and cozy. I think it’s clear that this Date Spice Bread is definitely perfect in winter.

    Date Spice Bread

  • Tarts

    Mimosa Tart

    My favorite thing to do with citrus: pour some champagne and make a mimosa! 😀 As such, I couldn’t think of a better way to mark the last hurrah of citrus season than with this Mimosa Tart!

    mimosa tart
  • Cupcakes

    Mimosa Cupcakes

    Mimosas! To me, mimosas are the ultimate in self-pampering, and a surefire sign that a lovely day is ahead of me. You can keep your manicures and facials and massages. I just want breakfast and a mimosa (or two). And some quiet, although I doubt that’s possible. My love of sweets naturally leads me to want to morph one of my favorite beverages into a baked good. These Mimosa Cupcakes are orange and champagne cake topped with a champagne Italian meringue buttercream. In honor of Mother’s Day coming up, I tried my hand at making some citrus-colored fondant roses and peonies to dress them up.