Pickled Stone Fruit Pizza

July 11, 2016
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**Thank you to Red Star Yeast for sponsoring today’s post! You can find helpful hints, tips and more wonderful recipes over on Red Star Yeast.** Pizza is by far my very favorite food on Earth. I could eat it every day of my life and never get tired of it. The reason being is that pizza is […]

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Port Fig Mille Feuille

October 26, 2015
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A while ago circa 2014, myself and my pal Carrie ended our First on the First dual culinary journey together by each making a Mille Feuille at home for the first time. For nearly two years Carrie and I came together each month to tackle a new challenge. Later, others joining on the fun. As […]

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Strawberry Ricotta Crepes

June 6, 2014
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Do you know what I love about crepes? Crepes are versatile. Sweet or savory. Dessert, dinner, brunch or even as an appetizer, the crepe possibilities are endless. My girls love when I treat them to a batch of Nutella & Caramelized Banana Crepes! Sweet and oh so decadent, they’re perfect for dessert and occasionally we […]

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Balsamic Blueberry Mille-Feuille

May 1, 2014
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Mille-feuille, also known as Napoleon is a traditional French dessert. I’m sure you’ve enjoyed it many times. I love seeing the flaky, gorgeous, chocolate and vanilla swirled tops of mille-feuille through the glass at the bakery. Mille-feuille is made up of three layers of puff pastry and in between those golden layers are layers of […]

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Lemon Scented Ricotta Muffins

March 16, 2014
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These bright lemon muffins are light, fluffy, tender and the perfect thing to brighten those winter blues. A sprinkling of coarse turbinado sugar over these golden muffin tops add a sweet little satisfying crunch. Just taking a nibble of one of these happy citrus muffins will make you feel like spring has sprung! And I don’t […]

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Honey Roasted Peaches with Thyme

July 18, 2013
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When it comes to summer fruits, there’s no doubt that peaches are one of my favorites. For me, there’s nothing better than biting into a ripe, juicy peach. The juices slip down your chin, maybe even run down your arms but the flavor, oh the flavor! Fresh peaches just taste like summer to me. Really, […]

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Sfogliatelle – #FirstontheFirst

May 1, 2013
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When it came time for this month’s First on the First, I couldn’t have been happier while I’m pretty sure this month’s challenge struck fear in the heart of the others in our little group. You see, for me Sfogliatelle pastry has been on my baking bucket list for a years now. If you’re not […]

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Orange Ricotta Tart

February 7, 2013
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Sometimes as I sit down to write, I’m met with the dreaded writer’s block. I stare at the vast, white screen before me with only the never-ending blink of the cursor awaiting my words. It’s that cursor, sitting… waiting, that makes it even harder for something to come to me. Today is one of those […]

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Cannoli Roulade – #FirstOnTheFirst

January 1, 2013
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Roulade, swiss roll, jelly roll, cake roll. There are so many names but whatever you call it, a spongy cake rolled around any number of fillings is just plain good!  This month for First on the First, Carrie and I challenged all of you to make a swiss roll. Truth be told, this is not […]

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First on the First: Pasta with Poet in the Pantry

September 1, 2011

Last month, I tackled the long-awaited project of creme brulee as part of a list of mutual goals between Carrie and I. Well, this month we’re back and there’s pasta on the menu! We both have wanted to try our hand at making fresh pasta at home from scratch. In my pre-blogging days I had […]

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

August 11, 2011

It would seem that I’ve been on a bit of a lemon kick lately. Let’s blame it on those pregnancy cravings, shall we? Whatever the reason, lemon truly is one of my favorite flavors all of the time. Lemon is so refreshing and adds a brightness to everything it encounters. Breakfast is no exception. There’s […]

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Grilled Pizza with Fresh Ricotta & Strawberries

July 19, 2011

Grilled pizza. It’s something that I’ve been pondering lately. I recently discovered the wonders of a pizza stone so there’s been a whole lot of homemade pizza-making going on in our house lately. I am loving the crispy crust that the stone yields. It’s like magically transforming my pathetic normal old oven into a brick […]

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Cannoli Pancakes

February 19, 2011
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I’ve always been of the mindset that you can never have too much of a good thing. In fact, sometimes having too much of a good thing can yield some pretty amazing ideas. You see, I had a wicked craving for cannolis not too long ago so off to the store I went to gather […]

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