Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Hello, lovely friends. How are you this week? I hope this post finds you happy, relaxed, and lightly freckled from the summer sun. I know we’re only on the third day of the week, but we’ve been having such a lovely one so far. Boyfriend 

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Hi friends! How is your summer shaping up? We’re doing pretty well over here, all things Covid-19/work/general life considered. The heat isn’t exactly something we love, but we’re coping by staying extra hydrated and seeking out shade. Due to all the socially distant garden visits 

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

Sweet friends, how are you getting on? Today I thought it’d be fun to give you a little peek into our quarantine lives and share some new recipes – comforting recipes, mostly – that we’ve been eating during lockdown and that I think you might 

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re celebrating the blog birthday today, would you like to join us? I mean, technically, the birthday was two days ago.. but we’re running on lockdown time, which is really such a different ballgame. Eight years ago, on April 27th 2012, I 

Pantry Baking 101

Pantry Baking 101

Sweet friends, how are you? Today marks day 34 of our social distancing efforts & I gotta be honest – it’s starting to get to me. I’m wavering just the tiniest little bit, but I can feel the effects a heck of a lot more 

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Hi, friends! I hope this post finds you well. If it feels odd for you to be hearing from me mid-week rather than on Sunday like usual – well, it’s odd for me too, but I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. Wednesday is the 

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Pie

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Pie

Sweet, sweet friends – hi! Thanks for stopping by for today’s recipe: Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble. Today marks the 15th day of our Covid-19 induced self-isolation. For the most part, we’re doing pretty fine. We’re keeping busy, trying to limit the number of 

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Friends, hello.  I hope this post finds you safe & coping somewhat well with the current global situation.  Today’s post isn’t so much a recipe, it’s more of a reminder that time is still moving forward even if we’re stuck inside, unemployed and bored. A 

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Hi, my name is Vicki and I’m addicted to blood oranges. I’m so glad I got that off my chest. Not only are blood oranges my favourite citrus fruit, but I’m pretty sure they’re my favourite fruit of all time. Where Boyfriend holds a special 

Blood Orange Cream, A Seasonal Spread

Blood Orange Cream, A Seasonal Spread

Friends – it’s blood orange season! Let’s celebrate by making this Blood Orange Cream together, shall we? I understand you might have a few questions about this. One might be: what the heck is a Cream and why would I bother to make one? Cream 

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

Hi friends! I hope today’s post finds you cozy & warm – it’s bloody freezing out there! I don’t know about where you are, but here in Dublin it feels like it could start snowing at any second. There’s frost on the grass in the 

Sourdough Blueberry Brown Butter Crumble Muffins

Sourdough Blueberry Brown Butter Crumble Muffins

I’ve tested the recipe for these sourdough blueberry muffins five times in the last month & a half.  f i v e.That is a heck of a lot of muffins. Three of the five bakes were for recipe tweaking – a little more sugar, a little 

Salted Maple Pie

Salted Maple Pie

Do you remember way back in November’s Monthly Musings post when I told you I was “low-key obsessed” with a new cookbook, Sister Pie? That was a lie. I was – and still am – much more obsessed than what could ever be described as “low-key”. 

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

In the latest Monthly Musings post, I mentioned my blood orange addiction. We have thick wedges in the mornings as a kind of pre-breakfast appetizer – the two of us romantically standing over the sink with bright red juice running down our chins. Every morning, 

Gifting 101: Preserved Lemons

Gifting 101: Preserved Lemons

Can we talk for a second about gifting? I love to gift something extra thoughtful to loved ones, something that you can’t just walk into a store and buy. A batch of cookies, a bottle of homemade vanilla extract, a cute bag of homemade chocolate 

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

The Cookie Book was one of those books I stumbled across online and thought: why the heck not? What was a relatively unknown-to-me book before it landed in my hands one fateful Wednesday has since turned out to be one of my favourite cookbook discoveries. 

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter & Dark Chocolate

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter & Dark Chocolate

Friends, hello! I’m sharing a cake today that is very close to my heart: Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip. Every year, right around the beginning of Autumn, I make this Pear Spice Cake. It’s a welcoming ritual of sorts, 

Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Do you enjoy a good spot of therapy baking? I therapy bake nearly every week. Let’s face it – it’s cheaper than actual therapy, and the resulting side effects are considerably more delicious. If you’re like me (aka: still saving up for that fancy KitchenAid