Gluten-Free Classic Pumpkin Pie

You didn’t think I would forget about those gluten free neighbors out there this Thanksgiving, did you? I am still testing out the gluten-free world of pie, but have discovered this full-flavored, perfectly flakey classic pumpkin pie that will rival a floured version any day.  Continue reading “Gluten-Free Classic Pumpkin Pie”

Rustic Apple Tart

Ihave been working to find my zen recently, and one practice I have taken away from my yoga sessions is that of gratitude. Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful out loud. So what better way to express my gratitude for those in my life than with a Friendsgiving!? Nothing says thank you for being you like a heaping plate of homemade food, some booze, and a rustic apple tart. Continue reading “Rustic Apple Tart”

Cranberry Apple Buttermilk Scones


Poor breakfast. The forgotten meal on Thanksgiving day. Everyone is too busy bustling over the turkey, and the stuffing, and the gravy, and ohhh the desserts. But poor old forgotten breakfast.

Now I know what you are thinking. “I just don’t have time to make breakfast. I have to boil the potatoes, steam the carrots, casserole the green beans. And the turkey. The turkeyyy!!”

Well what if I told you a quick 20 minutes in the oven the morning of is all you need to have your family waking up to the sweet, sweet smell of Cranberry Apple Buttermilk Scones. Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Buttermilk Scones”

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Topping


Who was the first person that decided putting marshmallows on a potato was a good idea? I wouldn’t mind having dinner with them.

Well, curiosity got the best of me as it usually does so I decided to do some research. Like it or not, it is time for a history lesson.

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Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Poppers

Whoa baby, she popped! This lovely little camera has been busy capturing moments that don’t involve eggs or baking (err, well… sort of). A family friend of ours has given birth to a beautiful and healthy baby boy! So in honor of his arrival it only seemed appropriate to bake up some delicious, seasonal pumpkin poppers.

This was also the perfect excuse to use up the rest of that pumpkin puree that had been hanging out in the fridge. After this, no more pumpkin. I promise. At least not until next month.  Continue reading “Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Poppers”

Orange Mascarpone Marbled Pumpkin Bread

Oh autumn. Crisp air, wool scarves, steaming lattes, falling leaves. Or at least that is how it is supposed to be. As it goes on the Central Coast, we are still experiencing what we call an Indian summer. This means that as much as we will it to be fall around here with pick-your-own pumpkin patches and pop-up Halloween stores, it’s still stinking hot. I’m talking 85-95 degrees.Although with the grape vines turning bright orange and a new season of Walking Dead looming, I know it must fall. According to Trader Joe’s, this means pumpkin flavored everything. While they may have gone a little overboard, nothing helps it feel more like fall than a kitchen that smells like cinnamon and nutmeg. I think pumpkin bread with a little twist will do the trick.