Nancy Piran

Nancy Piran

Puff Pastry Fanatic

Nancy Piran is the girl behind the blog The Bitter Side of Sweet. She is the mother to a handful of kids and the wife to an Italian. Good food is a must around their table! She is passionate about creating easy but delicious desserts with a side of savory.

Nancy's Recent Posts

Chocolate Orange Tarts

Chocolate Orange Tarts

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Oranges
Chocolate orange tarts minified so that each person gets their own! If you love that flavor combination, this may be your new favorite dessert.
BBQ Shredded Pork Cups with Cheese

BBQ Shredded Pork Cups with Cheese

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pork
BBQ Shredded Pork Cups with all the ooey gooey cheese you can handle! Bring on the March madness eats – these are perfect for game day.
Cosmic Brownie Croissants

Cosmic Brownie Croissants

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Brownies
Cosmic Brownie croissants have your favorite after-school snack tucked into breakfast! Welcome to your childhood, elevated!
Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels are fun to say AND eat. This recipe is super versatile – eat them for lunch, a quick dinner, or serve them up at your next basketball-watching party.
Ham and Cheese Pockets

Ham and Cheese Pockets

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Lunches
Ham and cheese pockets are a fantastic handheld lunch. They’re perfect for the whole family, or just yourself!
Toasted Marshmallow Napoleons

Toasted Marshmallow Napoleons

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Marshmallows
Toasted marshmallow napoleons have only four ingredients. That means you’re four ingredients away from one amazing dessert!
Miguelitos with Chocolate

Miguelitos with Chocolate

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chocolate
Miguelitos with chocolate are a traditional Spanish dessert made with puff pastry. You can top them several ways, but our favorite is chocolate!
Chocolate Peppermint Croissants

Chocolate Peppermint Croissants

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chocolate
Chocolate peppermint croissants are a sweet and fun treat for Christmas morning. Hot cocoas all ‘round, and you’re set!
Cranberry Apple Strudel

Cranberry Apple Strudel

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Breakfasts
Cranberry apple strudel is a wintery way to enjoy your breakfast! Bake it up for a cozy treat.
Pumpkin Pie Turnovers

Pumpkin Pie Turnovers

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Holidays
Pumpkin pie turnovers make your favorite pie portable! Made with puff pastry, they’re so easy to whip up.
Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Puff Pastry
Pumpkin spice Palmiers are a classic French pastry made with a fall twist! Serve them up at Thanksgiving, or just because after school.