• Molasses-Pecan Pie

    Molasses-Pecan Pie

    Met with enthusiastic approval from around my Thanksgiving table immediately after the first bite, this is in the running for the best pie I’ve ever made. It’s certainly the best pecan pie I’ve ever made, and I might never try another recipe after this one. I attribute the special deliciousness ...

  • Strawberry Muffins

    Strawberry Muffins

    I had brought home two pounds of strawberries on a whim, but nobody was eating them. Perhaps everybody expected me to bake something? In my recipe binder, I dug up something I had written down some time ago and labeled “Sour Cream Berry Muffins.” After some searching, I’ve determined that ...

  • Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    I got this recipe from my mom, who got it from her mom, who got it from a lady whose name I do not know. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s perfect. The icing is poured right onto the cake while hot, resulting in beautiful gooeyness, and an almost ...

  • Baked Ziti with Kale and Sausage in Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

    Baked Ziti with Kale and Sausage in Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

    Though this is as creamy and comforting as one would expect pasta with white sauce to be, it isn’t as heavy as typical baked ziti. Half the dish was gone in minutes.

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Cookies

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Cookies

    This is based off the peanut butter cookie recipe from Smitten Kitchen, which was adapted from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. The only real changes I made were swapping out the chocolate and peanut butter chips, adding cinnamon, and increasing the vanilla, because I am a heathen and I always add ...

  • Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    Using Gourmet’s New York cheesecake recipe as a base, I added raspberry preserves and chocolate chips, and smashed up some Oreos with butter for a crust. The flavor balance between sweet, tangy, and creamy was exactly as I had hoped it would be, and I’m sure if I had actually ...