Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Did you see that post a few months ago about how I valiantly entered tropical fruit pie into a local pie baking competition and walked away with a participation medal? This time I played it safe with strawberry-rhubarb to take home first place! No biggie. Melissa constructed the beautiful lattice-work top create a positive first …

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I grew up seeing my mom make these cookies quite frequently. I don't know where she got the recipe, but it was a favorite go-to when asked to bring cookies to an event because they're different, fun, and... unbelievably delicious. Click here for the printable recipe, or see explanation below.   If you don't already …

Baklava Cheesecake

Yes, you read that right. It's a wheel of baklava sitting atop a honey cinnamon cheesecake with a nutty shortbread crust all around. This recipe was a lot of fun, and while it was labor intensive, it was not difficult nor complicated. Click here for the recipe. Her blog is great (and has a fantastic …

Cretan Village Salad

We are officially olive oil snobs. I never had much of an opinion on olive oil other than thinking it was good. But after a recent trip to the island of Crete(!!!!), where we basically ate our body weight in olive oil every day, we are hooked on the good stuff! We had amazing food …