Pumpkin Pancakes

The pumpkin flavor is subtle, and the nutmeg and cinnamon shine through. Add a cup of coffee and the newspaper, and your Sunday morning will be complete.

Banana Bread with Fig Butter

When you have some extra-ripe bananas on hand, the only thing to do is make banana bread. It's perfect right out of the oven, and fig butter adds a surprising kick to the subtle banana-walnut flavors. 

Pistachio Cupcakes

Nothing beats a good old vanilla or chocolate cupcake, but I really I like cupcakes that take on less traditional flavors. in this case, pistachio brings a nice blend of salt, crunch, and color.

Blueberry Lemon Tart

When I first became "serious" about baking, say about ten years ago, I made a lemon blueberry tart. It was quite like this one, and it's been a part of my repertoire ever since.