Pumpkin Pie Bites

Angie Dudley, aka Bakerella, has gotten a lot of local press recently about her appearance at the first ever Oregon Coast Cake and Cupcake Camp held on October 1 and 2 in Newport, Oregon .  She was there to promote her new book, Cake Pops, and taught several classes over the two day camp on how to make the adorable [Read More]

What DID she do with all those Gravenstein Apples?

Apple Season is officially here and farmers’ market booths on Saturday were full of overflowing boxes of local fruit.  Our climate in the northern Willamette Valley is ideally suited for peaches, apples and pears that begin to show up in the market in late August.  My favorite cooking apple is the Gravenstein, available for just a [Read More]

Rhubarb Almond Tart

Rhubarb was everywhere at the market on Saturday. Bins of the beautiful, and sometimes huge stalks were piled high when the opening bell rang. They quickly disappeared along with countless flats of our favorite Hood strawberries. I like the mix of berries and rhubarb, but also enjoy the taste of the fruit alone and this [Read More]

Almond Tart

When family birthdays come up I always let the birthday boy or girl select the party menu, but timing is a little off this month and my daughter will have to settle for her choice of dessert and save the beef and cheese fondue celebration until after my older daughter and I return from Europe. [Read More]