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A simple yet elegant wintertime quiche filled with roasted brussels sprouts and sharp gruyere cheese.

Roasted Brussel Sprout and Gruyere Quiche |

‘Tis the season for indulgence, absolutely. But it’s also brussels sprouts season, and that get’s me almost as excited as cookies and candy.

My love for brussels sprouts knows no bounds, and my husbands teases me about it all the time— “Brussels sprouts again?” But I will not apologize for it and besides, I gotta do something balance out all the sweets this time of year. Continue Reading…


Spiced pumpkin and dark chocolate swirled together inside a chocolate cookie crust create the ultimate Thanksgiving tart.

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust |

You may or may not be aware of the fact that I do not like pumpkin. I know, I know. I’m the only one. And I’m crazy, obviously.

However, I noticed this season that there are a few exceptions to my pumpkin aversion— #1) I very much enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream every Thanksgiving. It’s just tradition. And #2) I love the combination of pumpkin with chocolate. But not just a little bit of chocolate, a very heavy dose— almost more chocolate than pumpkin.

That’s where this incredible tart comes in. Continue Reading…


The flakiest all-butter pie crust is easy to prepare and practically impossible to mess up with my tried and true recipe and step-by-step instructions.

Foolproof Flaky Pie Crust! Find the tutorial on

This pie crust tutorial has been on my website for a few years and is one of my most popular posts. But as I was baking a pie the other day I realized it was in desperate need of an update— with clearer photos and a few minor changes to reflect my current method.

The recipe is my go-to for all of my pie baking. I know there are a lot of recipes and opinions out there when it comes to pie, but this is the crust that never fails me. It’s flaky and full of flavor. And if making pies intimidates you, this foolproof method is a great place to start.

So, are you ready to bake a pie? Let’s go! Continue Reading…