Pumpkin Flan with Maple Caramel

  I ♥ Flan. I remember the first time I made it when we lived in California (recipe at bottom). It was utterly satisfying to see it turned out perfectly, with that beautiful brown caramel providing a heavenly moat. As far as Ina Garten recipes go, the woman can do no wrong. I have been loving her new […]

Sweet & Salty Brownies

A deep, dark gooey brownie, with a miso caramel layer nestled between the chocolate-y layers. It’s delicious enough, but then those gooey brownies are topped with crunchy demerara sugar and flaky sea salt to finish it off. This heavenly brownie from Baked was featured on the Food Network, where it was praised as one of the best […]

Bourbon-Sea Salt Caramels

Does anything beat homemade caramels? Nah, I don’t think so. These are even more amazing than plain caramels because of the addition of bourbon and flaky sea salt. They are sweet, creamy, and chewy with a bit of salty crunch as well. To give credit where it’s due, David actually is the caramel maker in the house. He has […]


Alfajores are soft, delicate cookies that are found in regions of Spain and Latin America. The recipes differ from region to region. This version is filled with dulce de leche and dusted with powdered sugar. My one suggestion would be to not skimp on the filling- as it is sandwiched between two cookies, you need […]