Who else is so excited for citrus season?! Come this time of year, I can pretty much eat my weight in any kind of orange. Meyer lemons? Yes, please! Grapefruit? Yep! Limes? Love ‘em. I could go on and on. Not only is citrus juicy and bright, it can also bring a much needed note of tart acidity to otherwise rich and very sweet desserts. Enter this perfectly balanced and irresistible Winter Pavlova with tangerine curd and salted pistachios. If you’re looking for a special seasonal recipe to bring to a holiday party, this is it!Continue reading “A Winter Pavlova Recipe, Perfect for Impressing Holiday Guests”
Pears are such an underrated fruit, don’t you think? Apples seem to get all the glory. Don’t get me wrong, I love a crisp, tart apple. But pears are creamy, juicy, sweet, and tart all at once. They are so versatile, too. I love just snacking on slices all by their lonesome or with a slice of cheese, roasted and caramelized, and my new favorite: poached. They are delicately simmered in a flavorful liquid until tender and spoonable. These chai-poached pears with spiced hazelnut oat crumble and caramel sauce are next-level good.Continue reading “Chai-Poached Pears with Spiced Hazelnut Oat Crumble and Caramel Sauce Recipe”
Hey October, didn’t see ya there! There is a definite chill in the air here in Seattle and I’m not mad about it. My winter coat has come out of hibernation, my AC unit and accompanying fans have been tucked away for the season, and I am in full fall mode. And I’m not just talking pumpkin spice, though, of course, it has its place. But I love to explore different ways to celebrate the season. Enter these pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself) Orange and Ginger Harvest Moon Phase Cookies. They are perfect for Halloween and celebrating the dark, moody days of autumn.Continue reading “Orange and Ginger Harvest Moon Phase Cookies Recipe”
Spring is in full swing and we are officially in countdown to Summer mode… or at least I am! One of the best treats of this in-between season are ripe and juicy strawberries. If you know me, you know I’m very passionate about in-season strawberries. Those sad, greenhouse-grown ones that are usually enormous, yet have no flavor just can’t hold a candle to their in-season counterparts. I’m talking the little deep-red ones that almost look jewel-like. They have a sweet, intoxicating fragrance that is as sweet as candy before you even taste one. I’m taking full advantage of these delicious little morsels and making this incredibly easy strawberry almond overnight french toast recipe — it’s perfect for brunch this weekend!Continue reading “Easy Strawberry Almond Overnight French Toast Recipe”
Omg, happy Spring! Who else is stoked for longer days, sunshine on your face, and fresh produce in abundance at the farmer’s market? Ok, in all honesty it’s pouring in Seattle as I write this but Spring IS coming, I know it! Nothing makes me happier than seeing those dark, ruby-hued stalks of rhubarb first popping up at the market. Like many of my recipes that eventually come to fruition (no pun intended), I first dreamt this one up long before rhubarb was in season. But now that it’s finally appearing, I jumped at the chance to make this Lavender Rhubarb Upside Down Cake a reality and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you!Continue reading “Lavender Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake Recipe”
First of all, can we just say a huge Happy Birthday to Joanna! Happy Birthday, girl! These are for you! I have had the privilege of getting to know Joanna this past year and she really is just one of the best humans I know. It’s not only so fun working with her and creating content here on Jojotastic, but she’s also been a wonderful mentor and is so kind and genuine with her knowledge and time. If I ever have a random blogging or business question, she’s always quick to answer and gives great advice. And then we also totally just gush over our love of chickens and wiener dogs. So join me in wishing her the happiest of birthdays and celebrate with us and these Ultimate Funfetti Birthday Pop Tarts!
Joanna’s note: I am totallllly blushing, Taylor!Continue reading “Ultimate Funfetti Birthday Pop Tarts Recipe”
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already! Therefore, I thought it only appropriate to share something extra sweet and special with you today. What’s more special than the ultimate fudgy brownie crowned with millennial pink buttercream? How about brownies perfectly portioned for two?! Yep, these fudgy brownies for two with blood orange buttercream are just the ticket to make your Valentine’s Day special.Continue reading “Fudgy Brownies Recipe For Two (with Blood Orange Buttercream!)”