Prost for Oktoberfest!

Guten Tag! We’re in the heart of Oktoberfest, and Oktoberfest is always in my heart. Ever since my husband and I visited Germany, I’ve been obsessed. For those who don’t know, Oktoberfest is a festival in Munich that originally started as a wedding celebration forBavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. And since my weddingContinue reading “Prost for Oktoberfest!”

Independence Day Party Inspiration

Happy Fourth, y’all! For some reason, there’s nothing that gets my husband’s party bug more wound up than Independence Day. For the last several years, he’s invited over our friends, fired up the grill, and spent way too much money on fireworks. This year, we had an added bonus of a freshly installed fire pitContinue reading “Independence Day Party Inspiration”

4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch

Tomorrow is Easter, which means family and friends will be hippity-hopping to your home for egg hunts, good laughs, and fresh food. Are you ready? I wasn’t! I had my entire immediately family heading to my house in just a few hours, and I had no plans for our Easter meal! The clock was runningContinue reading “4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch”

Phat Thai Jones’ Plum Cake

A few months ago, I received an email from a reader asking if I had come across a good plum cake recipe, a-la “Psych.” In the episode “Autopsy Turvy,” Shawn and Gus investigate a previous case that the coroner labeled an accidental death, and along the way, they stumble upon the world’s best plum cakeContinue reading “Phat Thai Jones’ Plum Cake”

Apple Bread with Spiked Caramel Sauce

  In my house, sweet breads are traditionally a breakfast food. We’ll pop a slice of banana bread in the toaster to crisp it up, melt the chocolate chips inside–there’s no better way to start the day. As far as this recipe goes, well, it’s definitely one way to start the day. Typically, this boozyContinue reading “Apple Bread with Spiked Caramel Sauce”

Peaches in Elderflower: A Titanic Inspired Dessert

As you are slowly finding out, I am obsessed with sunken ships. Every year, I plop down in front of the TV, pop in my VHS of the 1997 film, and snack on Titanic-shaped cookies. This year, I decided to do something new. I wanted to make a different dessert, maybe even one that wasContinue reading “Peaches in Elderflower: A Titanic Inspired Dessert”

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Guinness Buttercream

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and my house is overflowing with Guinness! While my family loves sweets, we also love a good beer. We rotate brews with the changing seasons. Sometimes we get a little overzealous, and I’m left to think of crafty ways to get rid of the excess beer. I’m already working onContinue reading “Guinness Chocolate Cake with Guinness Buttercream”

Guinness ‘Cottage Pie’

It’s not always sweet here in the Faust Bakes kitchen, and what better recipe to be the first savory dish on the blog than a Guinness cottage pie? Now, the reason I put cottage pie in quotes in the title of this post is because, as I learned while researching this recipe, this is only technicallyContinue reading “Guinness ‘Cottage Pie’”

Magner’s Hard Cider Cakes

Magner’s differs from other hard ciders (like Angry Orchard) because it doesn’t have a harsh or bitter taste of alcohol, which can really muck up the apple flavor and absolutely ruins whatever dessert you bake it in. Don’t fret, my little demons—you can still taste the alcohol, and feel it, if you drink it.