Citrus Creme Patissiere Croissants

Today is a special day at Garlic Head… we have a guest poster! I’d like to introduce my friend Lauren . She lives a gluten-free lifestyle and I’ve always admired her fun and delicious-looking photos on Instagram. When I saw this croissant recipe, I knew I had to ask for the recipe! It’s the perfect thing for…

Pumpkin Candied Gingerbread

*Disclaimer: This post is best enjoyed while listening to “The Nutcracker” soundtrack.* Happy Holidays, everyone! I say this every year, but it’s hard to believe ’tis the season once again. I’ve already bookmarked multiple cookie recipes to share with my loved ones. Today’s recipe is not of the dessert variety, and frankly could be enjoyed…

Apple Crumble Donuts

Quick question: do you prefer “donuts” or “doughnuts”? The other day it occurred to me that I had no idea which variation was correct. What Google revealed proved extraordinary. How did people live prior to the age of Internet search engines? Apparently, both spellings are acceptable. In this country, “donut” holds preference. Perhaps because Americans…

Pumpkin Baked French Toast

Hi friends! It’s been years! OK, not really. It feels that way though. Between work, an internship, and studying for the GRE, this is a very busy season of life. Not that I’m complaining! All good things coming down the pipeline. Good news for you all is that I HAVE been cooking and photographing a…

Baked Granola Pears (six ingredients!)

Looking for an elegant dish that literally involves five minutes of prep time? These walnut pear boats are the ideal solution! To be honest, pears have always been one of my least favorite fruits. I can’t put my finger on why, but I just don’t normally find them that exciting. Perhaps it’s a texture issue?…

Almond and Berry Stuffed French Toast

Can we all agree that the first meal of the day is the most fun? At least, I think it should be. I think I would like to host a brunch wedding just so my guests can indulge in waffles, scones, muffins, or whatever other carb-y delights their hearts desire. Mimosa bar, anyone? Let’s not…

Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Cookies

With the first official day of fall later this week, it has truly gotten impossible to escape what’s been dubbed “PSL Season.” Pumpkin spice is seemingly EVERYWHERE , with the famed Starbucks latte in the forefront. I recently learned that, on average, Americans purchased only one PSL per season. Have I tried a PSL? Of course. I…

Pumpkin Apple Donuts with Sea Salt Caramel Glaze

When do you consider the “official” start of fall? The beginning of school, those first leaves that turn orange, the first morning you need a sweater to go outside…these are all common markers of the conclusion of summer. For me, the true start of autumn begins when I first open a can of pumpkin! For…

Fluffy Berry Hotcakes with Caramelized Peaches

Crepes. Blini. Tiganites. Nalesniki. There are many variations of thin pancakes around the globe. All delicious in their own right. But when it comes to making pancakes at my house, those babies need to be THICK. I am only satisfied by the most fluffy, pillowy stack imaginable. Could I potentially use this pancake to sleep…

Five Minute Fig Toasts

Have you ever wondered who invented “#toastTuesday” on Instagram? I’ll consider this post my formal petition for “#toastThursday”… Let’s face it–I could eat toast every day! The key to making this a “meal” rather than a “snack” is to ensure a complementary balance of complex carbs, protein, and fat. I typically stay in the nut…

Roasted Tomato Herb Quiche

For the longest time I was very hesitant to try a plant-based version of an “eggy” dish. Even when I didn’t follow a mostly vegan diet, eggs never sat well with me. The sulfuric smell of them scrambled in a frying pan would nearly elicit a gag reflex (yes, I was a dramatic child). Nevertheless,…

Marbled Orange Mixed Berry Muffins

This recipe arose out of necessity. Well, not really. It arose out of a lack of almond milk. Same thing, right? I was craving a subtly sweet, carb-y snack to nosh on post-workout. Fruity breads normally do the trick ( see here and here ), but I did not feel like waiting the necessary hour for it to bake…