Apple Cider Doughnuts

  It’s fall. It’s getting cooler, the leaves are changing and my Facebook feed is full of posts from the Franklin Cider Mill. It’s one of my favorite places in Michigan (where I’m from). It’s a super cute cider mill in the near suburbs of Detroit. It’s only open for a few months in the…

Apple Cider Donuts

It’s fall. It’s getting cooler, the leaves are changing and my Facebook feed is full of posts from the Franklin Cider Mill. It’s one of my favorite places in Michigan (where I’m from). It’s a super cute cider mill in the near suburbs of Detroit. It’s only open for a few months in the fall….

Chocolate-Caramel Cake

This recipe had me at the picture. The frosting looked so glossy and soft. Then I read the list of ingredients. Mayo? Salt? Olive oil? Caramel and chocolate? I’m so there. I’ve always wanted to try a mayo chocolate cake so here was my chance. I have to apologize for the pictures on this post….

Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

This recipe had me at the picture. The frosting looked so glossy and soft. Then I read the list of ingredients. Mayo? Salt? Olive oil? Caramel and chocolate? I’m so there. I’ve always wanted to try a mayo chocolate cake so here was my chance. I have to apologize for the pictures on this post….

Churros & Hot Chocolate

When I was in college, I talked my parents into letting me study abroad in London. While I was there, my roommate and I decided to spend a weekend in Madrid. At the end of an evening out (it was 5am) we popped in a Chocolateria for churros and hot chocolate. I can’t remember if…

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I was excited about this coffee cake. I’ve never made one before (I’m constantly amazing myself with the types of things I’ve never made and I call myself a baker). I didn’t have any milk in the house, but I did have buttermilk, so I used that instead. The recipe was a cinch to put…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins/Bread

Over the weekend, my son and I went to NYC to hang out with a friend and her boys. We had a blast walking around the city during the day and cooking for the boys at night. She had a few overripe bananas lying around and asked if we could make banana bread. Of course!…

Cashew Blondie with Caramel

Disclaimer: This was an experiment and a work in progress. About a month ago, I made blondies with peanut, pretzel and caramel. It was pretty good and reminded me of a payday, but it only made me really want to try to make a payday “type” bar (not a candy bar, but blondie bar). I…

Shrimp Boil

Before I begin, I must apologize for the photos. They’re not the best. I really didn’t plan on taking pictures or posting this recipe, but I was excited by the results and really wanted to share. I’m attempting to post this recipe as I found it and let you know the changes I made. I…

Yeast Waffles

The weekend was approaching, and I was already thinking about what to make my son for breakfast. I usually whip up a large batch of waffles and make enough to him to have homemade “eggos” during the week before he goes to school. I’ve made authentic Liege Belgian waffles, but I wanted to try a…

Honey-Spice Cake

A couple of weeks ago, a coworker brought in honey cake (store bought) for Yom Kippur. I should now say that at my job, every Friday we have something called “Friday Social”. Someone has to sign up to bring in something sweet. It doesn’t matter if it’s homemade or not, just edible. Anyway, the honey…

Lekach (Honey-Spice Cake)

A couple of weeks ago, a coworker brought in honey cake (store bought) for Yom Kippur. I should now say that at my job, every Friday we have something called “Friday Social”. Someone has to sign up to bring in something sweet. It doesn’t matter if it’s homemade or not, just edible. Anyway, the honey…