Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Custard Cranberry Tart

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been scrambling to find a dessert other than pumpkin pie that I can make. I’m the baker in the family, so it is generally my duty to make the desserts. To me, pumpkin pie is nasty stuff, though I’ll still make a couple for everyone else, who apparently love it. I’ve started… Continue reading Custard Cranberry Tart

Yeast Breads

Rustic Dinner Rolls

I am a glutton for bread. Seriously, it’s bad. I can practically make an entire meal out of it at times. These are chewy, artisan type rolls (not soft fluffy dinner rolls, which I also love) that pair perfectly with thick soup. Though they take a bit of time to make, a lot of it… Continue reading Rustic Dinner Rolls


Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Normally when I eat oatmeal I keep it pretty simple. I add brown sugar and cinnamon and call it good. This tends to get old after awhile though. The idea for this oatmeal came from my mom, who loves mixing in frozen blueberries. However, her version doesn’t quite satisfy my sweet tooth. Blueberry sauce reminiscent… Continue reading Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Cakes and Cupcakes

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

In general I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes. I’d usually rather have pie, cheesecake, ice cream….pretty much any other type of treat. About once or twice a year though, a craving hits and I end up trying a new cupcake recipe. Year after year I’ve felt underwhelmed by everything I’ve made. This year however,… Continue reading Classic Yellow Cupcakes


Birding at Lower Church Lake

Yesterday morning I decided to enjoy the last little bit of fall weather and go birding at Lower Church Lake. I had never been to the area before, but noticed during my commute home on the bus that the lake has had tons of birds on it in the past few weeks.

Main Dishes · Pasta

Sourdough Egg Noodles

I bought sourdough starter during our trip to Alaska this summer, and I’ve been trying to come up with creative uses for it ever since.  As with many interesting new recipes, I found this one on Pinterest and appreciated that the recipe uses the old, unfed starter that is normally thrown away. I like to… Continue reading Sourdough Egg Noodles