pastries galore.

you don't have to be a pastry chef to make my sweets. Simple. Easy. Guaranteed goodliness.

Almond Zest Cake

almond zest cake

I found this cake while hanging out at Food 52~~it's called 'Tarta de Santiago' and it was created by Emma Gardner whose blog is Poires au Chocolat~~here's some history behind it as found on the website~~ In Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Tarta de... Read More...
strawberry custard pie

strawberry custard pie

There is nothing better than fresh sweet in-season strawberries. And, when you get them, you are ready to overdose on this berry goodliness! We know that there are upteen zillion ways to use strawberries. I mean they are just so versatile and perfect... Read More...
coconut galette

coconut galette

Best time to eat this coconut galette? Right after it comes out of the oven. Oh, yes, warm and creamy, you're going to experience a pastry that isn't too sweet. Isn't too creamy. Isn't too rich. But, just right. With just five ingredients, you're ... Read More...
almond joy cake

almond joy cake

Did you have a favorite candy bar as a kid? Lots of people have food favorites from childhood. Food is such a powerful memory maker. Seems those flavors, textures, visuals and tastes simply sear indelible memories in our brains. Almond Joy was, an... Read More...
lemon mint cake pie

lemon mint cake pie

You can see from the ingredients list that this lemon mint cake pie is super simple to create and bake. The freshness of the lemons and mint add to the lip smackin' good flavors that burst with each bite. And, the lemon drizzle is just icing on the c... Read More...
apple jack tart

apple jack tart

Apples. Spices. Jack Daniels. And, what do you have? An apple jack tart. Chocked totally full of fresh tender apples, leave those skins on for texture, beauty and nutrition, mix with an array of spices, some sweetness and a splash of Jack, and you're... Read More...
yogurt pumpkin cake

yogurt pumpkin cake

I love to cook with my 4 1/2 year-old grandson. He gets soooooooo excited to be my sous chef, and he's becoming quite adept with cooking 'terminology'. So when we started this cake, I said, 'Nicholas, why do we need two mixing bowls?' With his big bl... Read More...
Fresh Palisade Peach Blueberry Skillet Pie

fresh peach skillet pie

Being a South Carolina girl, I know good peaches~~we have some of the best.  However, when I come to Colorado, I've met my Palmetto state's match!  Palisade, located on the Colorado River at the base of the Grand Mesa in far western Colorado,  is tow... Read More...
~lemon cottage cheesecake~

lemon cottage cheesecake

French-inspired cheesecake and simple—if that sounds like an oxymoron, then don’t be alarmed.  French cooking doesn’t have to be complicated—it just has to be good. And while elaborate gastronomic feats can be good, they’re also very intimidating to ... Read More...
~tart apple currant spice pie~

tart apple currant spice pie

This pie is the bomb. Of course, the star of this pie is the granny smith tart apple~~and, sliced every so onion-skin thin on a mandolin~~be super careful when working with this gizmo because it be sharp~~and all the spices. What I love about this 'pie' is that it will keep on your counter for a few days if you keep it covered and air-tight~~perfect for a quick snack or to sit down with your cup of coffee or tea and savor before you get your day going or, hey, at the end of the day!
boston sour cream cake

boston sour cream cake

Baby cakes. Yep, that's what these sweet delectable boston sour cream cakes are!  Make one for yourself and one to give away!  It's a Boston Cream Pie on steroids with three layers of tender cake, luscious layers of homemade brandy cream between the ... Read More...
Blackberry Pound Cake

blackberry pound cake

Today I'm going to be like Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!  Why?  Because I'm taking this fabulous 'Blackberry Pound Cake' to an unsuspecting recipient and giving it to them!!  Oh, I just can't wait!!  Actually, it's one slice shy of a whole c... Read More...

Vintage Poundcake

Mama Helen, my precious MIL and Ben's mom, was a fabulous Southern woman and a  well-known and prolific home cook.  Over the years of being in the Phillips family with her and Daddy Howard, Ben's Dad, I had many meals in her kitchens~~the cabin, the ... Read More...

lemon basil cakettes

You never know the reaction you’ll get from total strangers when they taste your food.  Ally’s Kitchen & my Boho princesses teamed up with our local Anthropologie store one Fall Saturday for an Ally’s Kitchen & Anthropologie Nibbles.  Essenti... Read More...
Babvoka~~Bohemian Cake

babovka bohemian cake

This recipe is from www.cooks.com   I basically followed the recipe…weeellllll, with some Ally tweaks…I mean isn’t that what “Bohemian Bold” cooking is all about—being unique, cooking outside the lines, defining yourself with your special twists! ... Read More...