A header shot of a slice of apple butter burnt basque cheesecake.

Apple Butter Burnt Basque Cheesecake

This post is sponsored by Cakebread Cellars, however, all opinions are my own. November is here, which means Thanksgiving planning is officially on the table! This year, I’m starting with a special treat: dessert and a wine pairing sponsored by my friends at Cakebread Cellars. For this dessert, I decided to buck tradition and make …

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Stovetop White Cheddar and Lavender Mac and Cheese

Now that I’m typing this it seems absolutely wild, but I realized recently that I don’t have a mac and cheese recipe on here. I guess the way I saw it, there are a ton of amazing mac and cheese recipes out there already. Did I really need to throw another basic one into the …

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Chocolate Cakelets with Pomegranate Glaze

I’m normally not a chocolate cake person. These sour cream chocolate cakelets with pomegranate glaze, however, are game changers. Because I tend to find chocolate cakes to be a bit lackluster on their own, I packed these with flavor. They’ve got coffee, which enhances chocolatey flavors in baked goods. I also used sour cream and …

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A header image of a plate of phyllo shells filled with whipped ricotta and butternut squash along with some pumpkins.

Phyllo Shells Filled with Whipped Ricotta and Butternut Squash

Autumn appetizers have a tendency to be heavy. These dainty phyllo shells filled with whipped ricotta and butternut squash and then drizzled with honey, however, are anything but. They’re light, delicate, and can be eaten in a single bite. They’re also easy to throw together and as delicious as they are pretty. Everything you want …

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