Chive Blossom Popovers from Pink Patisserie

Chive Blossom Popovers

I love seasonal, I love fresh, especially fresh from the garden or local farm, and I love my friend Maria. Maria is the author of the baking blog Pink Patisserie.  I've known Maria for over 10 years.  A gracious, beautiful and talented gal who … [Read more...]

Spiced Banana Bread

Banana Bread recipe with fresh ground spices and buttermilk

A really good banana bread is like a dear friend.  A friend that has been with you through thick and thin, and all of the in between.  A constant in one’s life with fortitude that transcends the test of time. Banana bread is enticing to the … [Read more...]

Garam Masala Spiced Pear Galette with Dark Chocolate Sauce

pear galette

My culinary journey has been a winding road.  Sometimes with hairpin turns and sometimes with steep uphill jogs. (If you know me, you know I am NOT a jogger) A few downhill walks and some lovely flat, grassy roads have led me from the past to the … [Read more...]

Cambozola and Pear Tart

karista's Kitchen

I'm going to be a new Mama!  A chicken Mama.  My little baby chicks arrive soon and I'm over the moon excited. Ranger Craig spent the last few weeks building my super fabulous chicken coop.  I think I nearly drove him crazy with my constant … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

A little sweet, for my sweet tooth :)

This is the time of year that gets me into trouble.  Yep, I get the baking bug. And of course if I bake something, I have to taste test it.  Right? I also have friends who bake.  And they bake the most delicious treats.  In fact, two of my … [Read more...]

Wild Blackberry Cardamom Cobbler

It's blackberry picking season!  For about six weeks each year, I tote my bucket all over our mountain looking for those beautiful berries.  The sun warmed berries are sugary sweet this time of year and it feels a little like food … [Read more...]

Huckleberry Upside-Down Ginger Cake

Huckleberry Upside Down Cake

Pardon my silence these last few weeks.  Life is... Well it's life.  And sometimes it throws a few curve balls.  The darn thing is, I'm a terrible catcher. But I'm a good sprinter and if I can't catch those curve balls, I can certainly chase them … [Read more...]

Confetti Muffins (Zucchini, Carrot and Pineapple Muffins)

Zucchini, Carrot and Pineapple Muffins

There comes a moment in time when Mother’s must do what must be done.  Tell a fiblet. Not a fib or a lie or even a white lie.  A fiblet.  My youngest gal’s favorite word for a “slight truth”.  You might think me a completely terrible parent for … [Read more...]

The Dreamiest Chocoflan


Dreamy.  Completely and utterly without fail the most dreamy dessert I've tasted since indulging my sweet tooth in a creamy coconut ice cream fudge sundae about one month ago. I don't eat many sweets.  There's a good reason for this.  Mostly … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Sweet Orange Marmalade

Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Sweet Orange Marmalade

Finally.  Something "sweet" to post.  (besides cute pictures of Tank or my two sassy gals) I'm not much of a baker.  This is hard for me to admit. I typically leave the baking and pastry work to my dear friends and family members who wish to … [Read more...]

Max’s Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

Max's Blueberry Cobbler

I love it when children get excited about cooking.  When they realize they can take a few simple fresh ingredients and transform them into something delicious to eat.  The dazzled little expressions on their precious faces says it all. We have … [Read more...]