chocolate pecan bourbon pie

Comin’ at ya today with a Thanksgiving recipe – naturally. I LOVE this time of year. I love the cold weather (not sorry about it). I love the anticipation of all the wonderful holiday moments to come, but mostly I love the good food enjoyed with people we love. Here’s what I don’t enjoy: pecan pie. I’m sorry, I’ve just…

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caramel apple turnovers

I’m still working on using up all the apples we got from apple picking a few weeks ago. So, prepare yourself for a couple (or more) apple recipes in the next few weeks. That’s fineee with me though, because apple desserts are usually super easy. Apples kind of stand alone, ya know? They don’t need much to dress them up.…

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peach nectarine galette

This is basically the pie version of an open-faced sandwich. I was a little obsessed with open faced sandwiches when I was a kid – because I thought it meant there was a funny FACE in your sandwich. As a kid, I watched my dad pack his lunches each night before work. I must have thought I was the official…

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pumpkin pasties

Any other Harry Potter nerds out there? Yes, I’m a HUGE Harry Potter nerd. (Fan?) I think I mayyyy have crossed out of the fan territory and into the nerd territory after my husband and some friends of ours went with me (were dragged with me) to a Harry Potter trivia night a few weeks ago. Since this event happened…

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cherry hand pies

My parents came to visit Grant + me in Des Moines for the 4th of July this year. It was weird not celebrating in Milwaukee but it was fun to host them in our apartment for the first time (yay!).  My mom, bless her, spent a lot of time in our kitchen that day, making potato salad, chicken, and some chocolatey-peanut buttery-rice…

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perfect pie crust + tips

Pie crust from scratch. It’s an intimidating thing. If we’re being honest here, I’m a bit of a pie snob – I grew up in a house where pre-made crust was not a thing. I’ve had lots of practice making good + bad crust. That’s a good thing for you because it means you get all the tips + tricks without…

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