Lemon Thyme Chocolate Shortbread

Cookies are the smallest and simplest of desserts. There is not much to them—a swift baking time, basic ingredients, and little patience or intuition required. They are found in abundance at bake sales and in Christmas tins. You can buy boxes of them at the store. And yet no one takes a cookie without a…

Chocolate, Orange, and Olive Oil Babka

The concept of “soul food” belongs more to Louisiana than Appalachia. It draws up steaming bowls of shrimp n’ grits, crispy fried chicken, great pots of okra gumbo, and delicate beneits with heaping drifts of powdered sugar. But if I were to choose one food that spoke to my soul—even more so than grits (because…

Chocolate Rosemary Spice Cake

When I close my eyes and think of winter, I think of rosemary. It is a breath of frigid air, boots crunching over a crust of frost and fallen pine needles, and leaning into the tree to hang an ornament—it is all of that wrapped up in a little herb. The mountains here are known…

Delicata Hazelnut Oats

Just when you thought hazelnuts and chocolate couldn’t get any better…enter, delicata squash. It sounds crazy, but this is a wicked combination. Think rich roasted squash with nutty, toasty hazelnuts and deep, mellow chocolate—this is the porridge that you would drink with a glass of wine while you recline in your chic cabin in the…

Salted Caramel Apple Oats

Caramel apples! They’re the perfect fall treat: tart, crispy, sweet, sticky…maybe a little too sticky. I love them, but they are a struggle to eat! The best part about caramel apples in porridge form? You can eat them with a spoon 🙂 Toppings-wise, this is an oatmeal bowl you can go crazy with, since caramel…

Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oats

I was lucky this week: I had an extra cooked sweet potato! Why am I getting so excited over a sweet potato, you ask? If you’ve never added a sweet potato to oatmeal, take my word for it and do it as soon as you can muster the patience to bake one (I do not…

Blackberry Chocolate Sage Oats

Blackberries + herbs + chocolate = deliciousness. That’s what I have figured out. Just when I thought blackberry oats couldn’t get any better… These oats are so decadent and flavorful, and yet all you need are a few garden staples to make this refined breakfast. For toppings, you can go as fancy as you want–anything…

Summer Chocolate Cherry Galette by Baking a Moment

I love cherries. Cherries and blackberries. The only problem is that when they’re in season, they’re the best, and their seasons are at the exact same time. I had already bought cherries from the local fruit stand, but I heard that the owner was bringing blackberries back from the farm this afternoon–how could I say…