Hot Cross Buns

hot cross buns cooling on a wire rack

I’ve never been a huge hot cross bun fan. I don’t dislike them at all, but I don’t ever find myself thinking: “You know what I could really go for right now? A hot cross bun!” Regardless, I enjoy them well enough, and I eat them every year when Easter rolls around. However, after making these, my flippant attitude towards these under appreciated buns has changed forever.

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Lemon Loaf

lemon loaf with lemon glaze

More than 6 years ago, I put my name on the waitlist for a plot at my local community garden. I had just about forgotten that I was even on the list, when I received an email a few weeks ago with the subject line: “Plot #38 available”.  The wait was finally over!

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Bunny Sugar Cookies

plate of decorated bunny sugar cookies

As you may or may not know, I love bunnies. I mean, really love bunnies. Everything about them, from their wiggly little noses, to their fluffy cotton tails. They are hands down, the cutest little fluff nuggets to hop around on this earth. So naturally I felt the need to pay homage to these adorable creatures by making a batch of bunny cookies!

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Carrot Cake

frosted carrot cake, with tiny carrots piped on top

Carrot cake is one of those desserts that I tend to forget about until it’s right under my nose, and then suddenly I remember how much I enjoy it. Over the years, I’ve eaten my fair share of this often under appreciated treat, but I’ve never actually made one myself. At least, until now.

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Blueberry Lemon Scones

Close up of blueberry lemon scones

If you start scouring the internet for blueberry scone recipes, you’ll notice that most, if not all, call for fresh blueberries. However, these same recipes casually mention that frozen blueberries will also work just fine. The problem with frozen blueberries though, is that they are very delicate, and tend to explode as they thaw if not handled very carefully.

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