• Cream Puffs

    Root Beer Float Cream Puffs

    I can’t begin to tell you where this idea came from. My kiddos love root beer, so I’ll buy some for special occasions. My ideas usually grow and morph over days, and many times I’ll still make last-second changes to the direction of a recipe as I’m whipping it up in my kitchen. Not so with these! The idea for these came suddenly, and I never went off course: we needed Root Beer Float Cream Puffs in our lives!

    Root Beer Float Cream Puffs
  • Mini Desserts,  Tarts

    Cereal Milk Tartlets

    Look out. I am officially embracing the over-the-top nature that is me. This started with a craving, which grew into a fledgling recipe idea, then morphed into the so-ridiculous-it’s-amazing thing you see here. I present to you: Cereal Milk Tartlets.

    Cereal Milk Tartlets
  • Tarts

    Strawberry Peach Tart

    Sometimes I find myself with a craving, and the thing that I’m craving doesn’t officially exist. It only exists in my dreams. This is how I felt when I made my Chocolate Peanut Butter Angel Food Cake, Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies. I can imagine–no, FEEL–a recipe in my head, but I can’t find an actual, published recipe. At least not in the way that I had imagined. Well, here’s another for the list: Strawberry Peach Tart.

    Strawberry Peach Tart

  • 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
  • Tarts

    Peach Rose Tart

    I finally wandered over to the local peach orchard after nearly three years (how is that possible???) in Texas. Peach orchards aren’t something they have in Michigan, where apple orchards are KING. While I didn’t necessarily get the family orchard outing memories that you get at an apple orchard, I did get: peaches. (Crazy, right?) To be more specific: I got the best peaches ever. So good, in fact, that I didn’t want to bake them, and instead found a way to showcase them in their glory in this Peach Rose Tart.

  • Tarts

    Classic Fruit Tart

    I rarely make a recipe twice. On the rare occasion that I do, I tend to modify the recipe over time. (It drives my husband crazy.) Not the case with this Classic Fruit Tart. I make at least one of these beauties every summer, and I never stray from the original recipe. It’s perfect. We’re talking an orange-scented sweet pastry shell, vanilla bean pastry cream, and loads of fresh fruit. You could serve it with brunch, lunch, dinner, or just because. Or all of those. It’s that good.