Churros

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts and I couldn’t pass up making them for Cinco de Mayo. It was also a huge coincidence that our Taco Tuesday (we started it before the Lego movie) was also on Cinco this year. It was great having all of our, well his favorites on the same day….

Concord Grape Pie

I made two peach pies about a month ago for a couple of friends. One was a peach melba with a lattice crust, and the other was a plain peach with a classic double crust. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures of either pie, so I decided to make another lattice pie for the…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I actually have my own cookie business.  I’m in a bit of denial about having one even though it’s been in existence since 2007.  It all started by accident.  While I was taking classes at culinary school, my good friend’s sister and her husband decided to…

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Corn Cookie

For a while now, I’ve had a hankering for cornmeal cookie with blueberries.  I made a blueberry pie with a cornmeal crust a while back and once had cornmeal blueberry pancakes, so I thought it would be interesting to try it in cookie form.  I started perusing the web for recipe ideas, when I came…

Rolls

You know that one thing your mom makes that makes you think of your childhood, and gives you the warm and fuzzies? For me, it was her rolls. We only had them at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I couldn’t wait. They were so yeasty and sweet. A few years ago, my son mentioned how much…

Buttermilk Biscuits

My son requested biscuits for breakfast over the weekend. I have a “go-to” recipe, but sometimes, I like to mix it up and try something new. This recipe had rave reviews, so I decided to give it a go. I noticed that this was a “drop biscuit” recipe and I’ve never tried one before. I…

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

My son requested biscuits for breakfast over the weekend. I have a “go-to” recipe, but sometimes, I like to mix it up and try something new. I decided to change things up a bit and reinvented my old recipe.  I usually roll out the dough. When I mixed all of the ingredients together, the dough…

Butterscotch Blondie Bars with Peanut-Pretzel Caramel

I have to say that I made this recipe because I was curious to see just how sweet these bars would be. When I saw the picture of the glistening caramel mixed with nuts and pretzels over a blondie, my mouth watered a little and my teeth started to ache. I imagined a sweet and…

Bagels

I’ve been interested in making bagels for a long time, but I could never get around to doing it. One drawback is that it’s at least a two-day process and I’m kinda impatient. But I’m still in slow-mo mode from being on vacation, so this was a good time to give it a try. The…

Margarita Cake Doughnuts with Tequila Glaze

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but I’m a tequila girl, so whenever I see the word “margarita”, my eyes immediately light up. I actually tried making doughnuts (or donuts?) a few months ago, but I’m terrible with maintaining consistent oil temperatures in the pot, and I broke my candy thermometer (to lazy…

Garlic & Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

The other day I was cleaning up my Pinterest page, and ended up spending a good hour or so wandering around. Have you noticed that sometimes it gets a little theme-y? Like one week everyone discovers rhubarb, or sterling silver, or everything pink, and suddenly your feed is covered with variations of the same thing?…

Banana Coffeecake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

I’ve been in the mood for banana bread ever since I made the banana cake with my own “quick ripe” bananas. You remember, the failed cake? This time I bought a couple of bananas and let them sit on my counter for about a week, so they would be nice and ripe. I couldn’t find…