White Spinach Pizza

I believe the original author of this pizza, Smitten Kitchen, referred to it as the melted Oscar the Grouch pizza. She’s from New York though, where people are really particular, for good reason, about their pizza. I, however, am from San Francisco, where seeing vegetables on a pizza are not only unsurprising, but also quite…

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my favorite snacks of all time is a crisp apple, peeled and narrowly sliced, accompanied by smooth peanut butter. God forbid the apple pieces have bits of core with it or even worse, if the peanut butter is chunky. 😉 As a kid, each Fall, I’d help my parents pick the green apples…

Pear & Almond Tart

  One year when Fabien’s Mom came to visit from France, she wanted to make a Tomato Mozzarella Tart and asked me to provide her with my tart pan. I happily handed her an 8-inch glass pie pan. She looked at it, and then at me, and said that it wasn’t adequate and she needed something wider…

Apple Sour Cream Muffins

I have a thing for muffins. Who wouldn’t love what is essentially a cupcake for breakfast? And while there are many recipes for apple muffins circulating on the web, (and I’ve even featured a few, Carrot Apple Muffins and Pumpkin Apple Muffins ), the reason I’m sharing another is because these are the most tender muffins I’ve ever made,…

Skinny Spinach Quiche

I love quiche. In fact, I’ve really never met a quiche I didn’t like. They’re just too forgiving to ever mess up, so this is a great dish for the less confident cook. This particular quiche is skinny, not because of the ingredients, but because of the baking method. It’s a shallow quiche, cooked in…

Vanilla Banana Bars with Browned Butter Glaze

  Do you often find yourself  looking at the freckled ripe bananas in your kitchen with pity? Worry not. These bars can give them their much deserved glory. I find this recipe to be incredibly inventive and unlike any of the other recipes I’ve made that use ripe bananas. Well, except of course that they’re…

Pumpkin Cookies

These are SO good. They look pretty unassuming but the minute you taste them, you realize what an amazing harmony the ingredients have created together. They’re super soft, the pumpkin flavor emphasized with the addition of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. And the white chocolate chips add both texture and pops of sweet. White chocolate…

Pumpkin Molasses Bread (Vegan)

I adore this bread. Probably because it’s really more of a cake. It’s impossibly moist, packed with Fall flavor, and vegan. The topping is slightly crisp, due to the generous sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. It’s just as easy to make as it is to eat. Anytime you have a vegan recipe, you know it’s…

Cinnamon-Sugar Sand Dollar Cookies

My sister, Aly, recently texted me a string of photographs from a magazine she was flipping through, full of tempting recipes from brioche to these pretty cinnamon cookies. A huge fan of snickerdoodles, and cinnamon in general as we all know now, I told her I’d bake them. I ended up baking them the next…

Butternut Squash Tart

If you’ve been following for a while, you may notice that a sprinkle an occasional savory recipe on the site as well. And if I do, it’s always vegetarian, like this one. I’m a huge fan of Fall and Winter fruits and vegetables and cooking with squash is my favorite. As you can see here, Butternut…