Oma’s Apricot Cream Scones

With just one bite… I can smell the dark roast coffee brewing and hear Harry Belafonte’s voice carrying through my grandparents beloved home in Carmel, California.  My “Oma” is famous for her heart-filled cooking and breakfasts from “scratch.” This recipe is like Oma- fantastic and adaptable.  She never lets a recipe or her pantry slow […]

Get Stuck on Your Sweetie – Brioche Pecan Sticky Buns

I LOVE sticky buns, but not just ANY sticky buns.  I love the kind made with decadent, buttery, homemade brioche bread that pull apart with the perfect amount of elasticity and are smothered in rich, creamy sour cream, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and layers and layers of pecans!  Yes, those  sticky buns.  I also love recipes […]

Savory Pecorino Thyme Shortbread

This is another easy and delicious recipe that is great to have on hand, ready to go in the fridge. The dough keeps nicely for over a week making it ideal to bake on demand when friends swing by for cocktails.  I also love recipes, like the Baked Eggs, that give you the basic “structure” […]

Pret-a-fete #1

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is an impromptu get-together with good friends!  Now that our halls are decked, I loaded up the fridge and pantry with a few fun nibbles that keep well and are a deluxe treat, not to mention- EASY to whip out when the doorbell rings! My first […]

PUMPKIN! I love you…

Brave goes Barefoot and celebrates Fall with Ina Garten’s  Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Toffee Crunch! Yields 10 Cupcakes Pumpkin Cupcakes 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp […]