Brown Butter Cake with Dulce de Leche, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Figs

In the past I have been forbidden from baking my own Birthday cakes, something about not laboring on your special day and letting others do all the work in preparation for your birthday celebration. ¬†Generally I would agree with the sentiment. It’s the one day out of the year where you should automatically get a…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs

One of my friends, that I happen to be visiting with recently, is on a very restricted diet which excludes all dairy, eggs, gluten, night-shades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers…), sugar, grains, seeds, and nuts. ¬†Honestly, I’m not sure how one functions, or even exists, on such a diet, but she insists that it’s a viable medical…