My Favorite

December 11, 2020

  Nothing Bundt Trouble may be the latest book in the series (at least until 12/29, that is!), but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get equal requests for recipes. 📧  I’ve had many people ask about this Banana Toffee Pie that Will and Helen Capshaw create for opening night of the newest theater in […]


12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Banana Toffee Pie


  This recipe is near and dear to my heart. 🥰 When I wrote A Cup of Holiday Fear, I new that Torte would without a doubt feature traditional Christmas stollen on their special holiday menu. When I was growing up my mom would bake stollen for neighbor gifts and our Christmas breakfast. I took […]

December 10, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Christmas Stollen

December 9, 2020

  I know what you’re thinking. A book with the word “pie” in the title and the most requested recipe is for cookies? 🤔 It’s true! These cookies are so simple, yet they look like something destined to be in Torte’s pastry case. Plus they taste even better than they look. In Live and Let […]


12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Black and White Cookies


  Who doesn’t love a wedding? 💍 I had planned for this storyline for a few years before I was able to write it and there’s nothing as romantic as an outdoor, summer wedding in my opinion. TILL DEATH DO US TART, book eight in my Bakeshop Mystery Series, had me dreaming about summer’s fresh and […]

December 8, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Lemon Butter Cake

December 7, 2020

  One of the best things about writing a long running series is that over time Torte’s staff has expanded, just like it would in the real world. This recipe comes from Bethany who is a newer addition to the bakeshop. She got her start by baking and hand-delivering decedent and delicious brownies. These aren’t […]


12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Sriracha Brownies


  Crepe cakes were having their heyday on Instagram when I was writing A Crime of Passion Fruit. I spent many hours drooling over the light and delicate crepe structures, layered with fresh berries and whipped cream, and I knew it would be exactly what Jules would bake for her return to the seas in […]

December 6, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Crepe Cake of Strawberries

December 5, 2020

  As a chocolate lover I have to admit that I enjoyed the “research” for this book a lot. Like A LOT! 🍫🍫🍫 I had so many chocolate recipes I wanted to share but limited space, so I’m very excited to be able to offer you this chocolate peppermint cake. Chocolate and peppermint are one […]


12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Chocolate Peppermint Cake


  If you’ve followed the Bakeshop Mysteries, you’ll know that Torte bakes a lot of bread. A lot. One question that I get asked often from readers is whether or not Torte has a signature bread, and the answer of course, is yes! Torte’s signature bread is the stuff of childhood dreams. It’s light and […]

December 4, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Torte Signature Bread

December 3, 2020

  On Thin Icing is set in the remote Southern Oregon Mountains at Lake of the Woods resort where a snow storm descends on the high alpine lake forcing everyone to gather around a cracking fire with steaming mugs of French press, spiked hot chocolate and these Cinnamon Chip Muffins as a blizzard rages outside. […]


12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Cinnamon Chip Muffins


Living in the Rogue Valley means that we are surrounded by organic orchards known for producing some of the most delicious produce in the world. This recipe, which Jules and the team craft up in A Batter of Life and Death, is the perfect bite of comfort with each spoonful. These apple pear crisps are […]

December 2, 2020