• Autumn baking,  Baking Recipes,  Christmas & holidays,  Pies & Tarts

    Of pumpkin pie and spiderwebs

    I have already resigned myself to the fact that celebrating Halloween just is not in the cards as far as traditions go in our home. But because it is a fun little holiday, I like to join in by making something extra special from my kitchen. This year however, I find I did not have the time for a Halloween baking extravaganza. It’s just been that kind of year. I got completely thrown off my timeline after the big move to the self-hosted site and with the slew of other responsibilities in the real world, I feel like I’ve been playing a game of catch-up since August. Anyway, I decided…

  • Baking Recipes,  David Lebovitz,  From the books,  Pies & Tarts,  Timeless Treats

    Chocolate Pecan Pie for a farewell treat

    Such a long overdue post, this one is. More than a month ago, one of my brothers flew to Taiwan for a Study Tour, but before he did, he had a request: Pecan Pie. But I didn’t want to make him just any plain old pecan pie. After some research, I came across this Chocolate Pecan Pie by none other than David Lebovitz, whose cookbook, Ready For Desserts, I just bought. A lot of other bloggers have mentioned how his recipes have never failed them, and I can’t wait to dive into the recipes in his cookbook, but I must say, this is an excellent start!