Quick Breads

Bakery Blueberry Muffins

Here they are. Alejandro’s coveted blueberry muffins. Though I joke about his obsession with them, I’ve got to give the guy some credit. There is something magical about blueberry muffins. Incredibly moist and packed with bursts of sweet blueberries, they are the perfect breakfast or snack. As far as muffins go, blueberry happen to be… Continue reading Bakery Blueberry Muffins

Game Meat · Main Dishes

Crock Pot Orange and Asian-Spiced Goose

It’s pretty awesome having a significant other that hunts. Okay, it’s really awesome. I love having access to unique meats (I tried dove and antelope for the first time last year!), and I’ve especially been enjoying goose this year. I pieced together this recipe from a few I found for duck and adapted it for… Continue reading Crock Pot Orange and Asian-Spiced Goose


Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Out of all the new recipes I’ve tried recently, this one is hands down my favorite. I’ve been meaning to try homemade chocolate syrup for quite awhile now, and I wish I would have sooner! It turned out to be such an easy process, and the result is a chocolate syrup that tastes strikingly similar… Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Cakes and Cupcakes

Glazed Grapefruit Bundt Cake

Continuing on my grapefruit extravaganza, I give you glazed grapefruit bundt cake! I hadn’t made a bundt cake in ages, so it felt good to dig out my pan and actually put it to use. This cake was a breeze to put together, and I think it looks quite pretty. It comes out beautifully tender… Continue reading Glazed Grapefruit Bundt Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Every year I ask Alejandro to give me an idea of a treat he would like for Valentine’s Day. Every year all he says is “blueberry muffins.” Same goes for his birthday. The guy is a nut for blueberry muffins! Even when I implore him to think of something red or pink, he insists nothing… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Game Meat

Elk Steak Burritos with Cilantro Lime Rice

These burritos are pretty fabulous, and we eat them quite often. They taste similar to Chipotle’s burritos, but are a little different. Because a recipe isn’t really necessary to put together a burrito, the recipe posted below is all about the elk steak marinade. My grandpa was pretty big into hunting when I was growing… Continue reading Elk Steak Burritos with Cilantro Lime Rice

Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Grapefruit Pie

Here it is. I’m finally posting a pie recipe. Each week since I started this blog I’ve been thinking, “Since the name of my blog is ‘A Palate For Pie’, I really should post a pie sometime….” Somehow I’ve just now gotten to it. Though I baked eight pies around Thanksgiving and Christmas, I decided… Continue reading Grapefruit Pie