Pistachio Chocolate Chip Biscotti

My best friend, Tania, suggested I make biscotti this week. The conversation came up when she was lamenting the fact that her office has a constant supply of pumpkin biscotti to get through Autumn. As it’s one of her favorite cookies, she constantly has to exercise will power. It surprised me to hear because biscotti…

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I wait all year for pumpkin and apple season. These muffins are part of the reason why. They scream Fall. And they satisfy my Fall mood cravings. Soft, pumpkin-y muffins with tender apple bits and a subtly sweet icing. Pumpkin is a delicate flavor and relies heavily on the addition of spices to bring out…

Cinnamon Cake Bars

As is often the case, I struggled quite a bit to come up with a name for these. The original recipe calls them Gooey Cinnamon Squares, however because their texture is soft like a sponge cake, the word cake really needed to be included. I hesitated to add coffee cake to the title since the…

Goat Cheese, Honey & Thyme Puffs

France is the absolute best for their appetizers. I’m reminded of this each year we go back to visit family and friends. Before each dinner, especially at my in-law’s house, we are greeted with an array of “amuse-bouche” appetizers. Amuse bouche translates to something to “amuse your mouth.” It’s not meant to weigh you down…

Tarte aux Pommes (French Apple Tart)

While in France, I followed the advice of my friend Sarah: eat as much as you can while you’re there, because once you return to the States your cravings will return. I didn’t realize that my cravings would hit within two days of my return. That was fast. Luckily, this family recipe for a French…

Pomegranate Chocolate Truffles

Since I was a kid, I’ve longed for pomegranate season. The little ruby seeds that burst with flavor are so satisfying. The best part though was having my Mom peel them. She’d open the fruit and drop the seeds one by one into a nearby bowl. And I’d appear at her side and eat them…

Pumpkin Assorted Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m back from France! Thanks for being patient for new recipes. And also for following along on @abeebakes Instagram. Before I left, I had a craving for pumpkin and decided to bake these. They’ve been on my blog for a long time, but they needed a photo update. So here they are again. 🙂 They…

Cinnamon Mascarpone Pudding

Before I take my annual trip to France, I leave you with this Cinnamon Mascarpone Pudding. *insert drooling emoji* It’s the perfect introduction to Autumn with a touch of cinnamon and a velvety mascarpone base. Pudding at it’s finest. And completely self explanatory. For other mascarpone recipes check these out: Blueberry & Lemon Mascarpone Tart and Speculoos &…

Apple Toffee Bars

This dessert is for my sweet-tooth compadres. It’s absolutely decadent; sweet and rich. Soft and melt-y. It’s like a blondie in texture and taste but with tart apple pieces and toffee bits in each bite and with a sweet brown sugar frosting. The apples on my tree produced early this year so I’ve been enjoying…

3 Ingredient Orange Gummies (Paleo)

Healthy. Full of natural vitamin C. No artificial dyes, sweeteners, or flavors. Paleo. 3 ingredients. Naturally fat-free. And most importantly, delicious. If I’d known making gummy bears would have been this easy, I’d have been making them for years. They’re a simple combination of fresh orange juice (or other fresh fruit juice), gelatin, and a…