Sour Cream Banana Bread

Banana breads and cookies are what come out of my kitchen most frequently. Not necessarily because they are my favorite to bake, but because they are so quick and the variations to each are endless. If you search “cookie” below in the search engine, pages and pages will pop up of all the cookie recipes….

Beet & Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve had this particular recipe saved for years. I found it one day on David Lebovitz’s blog and I thought it sounded so unusual in a good way. He adapted the recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi, who I admire so much for his use of vegetables and creating food that’s known for it’s “harmonious contradictions; vibrant…

Toffee Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

My baking is mostly dictated by the seasons. Like so many others, my favorite time of year to bake is the Fall. I love baking with apples, pumpkin, and warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. There’s nothing more cozy than the smell of Fall baking on a rainy day. As January approaches, the pickings…

Spinach & Bacon Quiche

Happy 2019 everyone! I missed this community during the holiday break! I hope you all had a nice vacation. Did any of you bake? I baked plenty while my in-laws were visiting but I must have been too distracted, either from hosting or from all the French language, but all my bakes flopped! It was…

Cardamom Bread Wreath

  This post marks the last of 2018. Members of my French family arrive today for the holiday season and I want to enjoy every second of their visit. New posts will continue in the new year! The easiest way to find inspiration during the next few weeks will be to type a keyword into…

Persimmon Frangipane Tart

This is one of my favorite tarts to make because it can be used with any fruit, during any season, and it’s always delicious. It’s one of those desserts that’s just so good, you wonder why it’s as easy as it is to make. I love persimmons, as you can see from these other recipes…

Grain-Free Dog Treats

My sous chef, and constant companion, is my almost 2-year-old golden retriever, Jesse. Like most goldens, he’s most happy when people and food are nearby.  Because of this, he’s become an important presence in the A Bee Bakes kitchen. There are endless bowls to lick, pieces of fresh fruit dropped, and flour that sprinkles the…

Kiwi Christmas Tree

I mean how pretty is that?! The inspiration came from Pinterest, naturally. This is a simple fruit salad that celebrates the delicious and bright fruit of the season in the form of a Christmas tree! It’s so fun to play with ideas for different fruits to use. The kiwi is a great base but after…

Maple Nutmeg Custard Tart

This tart is really the epitome of the season. Sweet maple, warm nutmeg, rich and creamy custard. What more could a Winter-you want? It’s a great dessert to serve because it’s quite sophisticated with that clean custard slice. It’s essentially a maple cream pie. The simple crust comes together under five minutes, and if even…

Baked Apple Custard

I absolutely love this custard. It comes awfully close to an Apple Clafoutis but is slightly richer, with the addition of creme fraiche. It is also a larger custard to fruit ratio, whereas the clafoutis is a larger fruit to custard ratio. And while very similar in flavor with the eggs, vanilla, milk and brandy, they do…