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maple spiced pear cake

Maple Spiced Pear Cake

Hello friends! I hope you are having a great start to your week. How are we in November already? Let alone be halfway through it?. The fall season is zooming by fast as we...

 A beautiful holiday cranberry ginger pear pie with tender pears, tart cranberries and spicy ginger that warms you up on those cold winter days!

Cranberry Ginger Pear Pie

A beautiful holiday cranberry ginger pear pie with tender pears, tart cranberries and spicy ginger that warms you up on those cold winter days! (Originally published Nov 2013. Recipe and pictures updated Nov 2017)...

Pear almond galette

Pear Almond Galette

I am back again with another galette. This time with fall’s unsung hero – pears. This pear almond galette is a fall must-have with juicy tender pears cooked inside flaky puff pastry. Simple, delightful...

Spiced Pear Cake with Honey Caramel Frosting

Spiced Pear Cake with Honey Caramel Frosting

Happy Monday friends! A slice of this spiced pear cake will make any day a happy one. I know this because it solved my weekend traveling woes. After almost 12 hours of trying to...

Pear Hazelnut Bread

Pear Hazelnut Bread with Orange Maple Glaze

Sweet orange maple glaze wraps around a moist pear and hazelnut  filled bread! Simply good and a perfect fall snack in this Pear Hazelnut Bread with Orange Maple Glaze.  It’s time for another Mystery Dish...

Spiced Poached Pear Crumble

Spiced Poached Pear Crumble

Poached in spiced cider and white wine, this beautiful pear crumble is an absolute easy and satisfying winter dessert!  Have you guys tried poaching pears before? This was my first attempt and I am...

Roasted Pears with Oat Crumble

Roasted Pears with Oat Crumble

Tender, juicy roasted pears are topped with a sweet and crunchy nut-oat crumble and a dollop of mascarpone cheese in this easy, delicious Roasted Pears with Oat Crumble. Hey hey!! Today is the first official...

Pear Walnut Chocolate Pie

Pear Walnut Chocolate Pie

This pear walnut chocolate pie is unique with a light, flaky pie crust, that crumbles with each bite and is full of chocolate, smooth walnut paste and tender poached pears! Welcome to Pie Fridays!...

Spiced Pear Bread

Spiced Pear Bread

This spiced pear bread is moist, flavorful, and delicious! Filled with homemade applesauce, walnuts (optional), and fresh pears, it is seriously the best quick bread recipe. (Note: Pictures and recipes updated in Sept 2020)...

Burnt Caramel Custard

Burnt Caramel Custard

Hello friends! Today’s recipe sings the praise of one of my favorite fall flavors; caramel. This burnt caramel custard is everything a rich, silky custard should be. Comforting, satisfy, and just delicious. 

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Pudding Cake

An ooey-gooey lemon pudding cake that is sweet and lip-puckering and perfect for Spring and all lemon lovers.  Happy Spring friends!! I am finally in a state where I can enjoy Spring in March...

Classic Pumpkin Bread

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This classic pumpkin bread recipe will become a go-to fall favorite! With its warm fall spices and moist and crumbly center, it is perfect with a cup of coffee. Hi guys! How are you...

This brown butter cake with maple caramel buttercream starts with a rich nutty brown butter cake wrapped in a sweet maple caramel buttercream.

Brown Butter Cake with Maple Caramel Buttercream

I fell in love with naked cakes all over again a few weeks ago when I made my first wedding cake for a friend’s wedding. Aren’t they just elegant and beautiful? They are the...

This roasted persimmon yogurt bowl is a quick and easy breakfast bowl full of winter flavors.

Roasted Persimmon Yogurt Bowl

This roasted persimmon yogurt bowl is a quick and easy breakfast bowl  full of winter flavors.  (This post was originally published in 2014. Republishing today with new images and updated recipe). One of the...

Gift Guide for the Baker in Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide for the Baker in Your Life

A holiday gift guide for the baker in your life with ideas that fit any budget! As we get closer to the holiday season and the biggest gifting time of the year, I thought...

Collage of Thanksgiving pies

Throwback Bites – Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

With over 350+ recipes on the blog, I’m highlighting a few oldies but goodies in a new series, Throwback Blahnik Bites. You will be able to revisit these reader favorites!! Each collection will feature...

This Brown Butter Sweet Potato Bread recipe is full of warm fall spices, a bold sweet potato flavor and nutty brown butter.

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Bread

I have another great fall recipe for you today! This brown butter sweet potato bread is simply amazing! Full of a bold sweet potato flavor, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) and nutty brown butter, I...

Makeup Cake

Makeup Cake

(Let me preface by saying, if you are here for the makeup cake directions, please SCROLL to the bottom) *Reason for preface: I get a lot of comments & emails on my Minion Cake...

Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies

I’m taking some time off the next few weeks to enjoy time with our little bundle of joy. While I’m away, I’ve scheduled some recipes here and there to share with you and I’ve also asked...

A Coconut Party and a Virtual Baby Shower!!

You guys, I woke up to the best surprise EVER yesterday. A large group of blogging friends threw a surprise virtual baby shower for me and Mr J. I just couldn’t believe it. I...