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A sweet and slightly tart strawberry-rhubarb filling wrapped up with a flaky pecan crust makes a perfectly poppable springtime dessert.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies with Pecan Crust |

I go crazy over the combination of strawberries and rhubarb. From pie to coffee cake, tartlets and french toast, I just can’t get enough. And every spring I get the itch to find a new way to bake up something delicious with my favorite pair.

Since strawberries and rhubarb go so classically well together whenever pie is involved I thought that this spring I’d do pie with a twist. Continue Reading…


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…