For some reason, loving pumpkin has become “basic,” but there’s nothing basic about pumpkin. This complex vegetable — fruit? — brings an earthiness to any dish. It can go with cinnamon and chocolate just as well as it can tomatoes and cheese. And if you can’t get enough of pumpkin everything, then you need to try these pumpkin and white cheddar scones.Continue reading “Pumpkin and White Cheddar Scones”
Anyone else have a new hobby to while away the hours during quarantine? I do! I’ve taken up gardening, and I say that modestly. I’ve got two little plant pots on my back deck, and I go back and forth between drowning and dehydrating them. But they’re still growing their hardest, and now I’ve got a nice hoard of jalapeños.Continue reading “Jalapeño & Cheddar Scones”
We’ve all got a recipe — or three — for banana bread floating around our kitchens. There are so many ways to make this baking staple, and this is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip banana bread.Continue reading “My Perfect Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin. When late September hits, so does the flood of pumpkin-flavored goodies, and we just can’t get enough!
I was inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest (of course) for a Valentine’s Day chocolate cake roll. I’ve made dozens of pumpkin rolls for the fall, and I’ve had chocolate cake rolls before, but this one definitely stood out. Or should I say, stood up!Continue reading “Pumpkin Roll Stand-up Cake”
Nick-o-eyes. Nee-co-eese. Nye-soys.
When I first came across this recipe, I had no idea how to say it, let alone know how to make it. Tuna Niçoise salad has a hoity-toity reputation, definitely much fancier than its cousin, the plain-old tuna salad. It seemed like the more people corrected me–tuna Niçoise, not tuna salad–the less I wanted to taste it. But taste it I did, and oh man, is this sandwich worth all the hubbub.
In my house, sweet breads are traditionally a breakfast food. We’ll pop a slice of banana bread in the toaster to crisp it up, melt the chocolate chips inside–there’s no better way to start the day.
As far as this recipe goes, well, it’s definitely one way to start the day.Continue reading “Apple Bread with Spiked Caramel Sauce”
It’s not always sweet here in the Faust Bakes kitchen, and what better recipe to be the first savory dish on the blog than a Guinness cottage pie?
Now, the reason I put cottage pie in quotes in the title of this post is because, as I learned while researching this recipe, this is only technically a cottage pie, but in no way traditional.Continue reading “Guinness ‘Cottage Pie’”
Eggnog is always a big holiday favorite in my family, and since I’m always looking for a treat that’ll make a splash, I was all over this!
I originally saw this bread on the Sprinkle Bakes blog, and was absolutely determined to make it exactly as Heather had. It looked so fabulous, why mess with it? The only problem is that I was having no luck finding the fruit cake mix the recipe called for.