Best Bake of Quarantine: Brown Butter and Toffee Cookies

Follow chef Rick Andrew Martinez and you have a glimpse of his quarantine adventures in Mexico that seem to be all cooking and sunsets. My kind of guy. He’s one of those fun chefs that Instagram matrixes the home chef’s creations following his recipes and day after day, story after story, were these Brown Butter…

White Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie Trifle

Real Talk: I have never had banana pudding. Ever. I also hate fake flavorings, so I don’t know what compelled me to need to make and consume this. Perhaps an old school comfort food in a daunting time? Since no faux banana flavor would be used in this recipe, white chocolate would have to do…

Alison Roman’s Tiny, Salty, Chocolatey Cookies

Not usually a chocolate gal, but I had a hankering for it this weekend and decided to give this ‘tiny’ cookie recipe from Alison Roman a go… There’s no flour in them, so they’re basically a health food. While very easy to make, something odd happened to my batch. I tried to slide into Alison’s…

Coconut Flour Banana Bread

When you’re slowly cleaning out your pantry to get ready to move a casual 5,000 miles across the globe, and find that you have an abundance of weird ingredients that won’t make the cut- you’d better use them now. This weekend I decided to tackle the bag of coconut flour that had been lurking among…

Chrissy Teigan’s Chex Mix Cookies

Sick of the usual holiday cookies? Have a bunch of leftover snacks to use up? Let me introduce you to the Chrissy Teigan Chex Mix cookie. Well, if she hasn’t already… First up, make yourself a vodka soda and taste test your snacks to ensure quality freshness or at least an OK bar snack. Then,…

Mint Oreo Blizzard Cake

Need a last minute dessert that starts from a box cake? If you keep it simple or are better at decorating than yours truly, it should be take between a quick time and four hours. It’s a mint Oreo blizzard cake, just like Dairy Queen, well…without the ice cream. Check out this monster. I’d recommend…

Best of Christmas Baking

Did you wait until less than 24 hours before the holiday to do about everything this year? Especially baking? You are not alone. Please remember, the easiest, tastiest, most Christmas-y recipe can be whipped up in just about thirty minutes. You’ll look like the domestic goddess that is sleeping with in you. Just don’t forget…

Maitre Choux- London

A little sugar to kick off your morning, compliments of the Maitre Choux bakery in South Kensington. How gorgeous are these!? My Paris-Brest eclair was definitely my favorite birthday dessert of the trip! While I missed test driving any of the savories, they were the real star of the show for me. How creative, yet…

Key Lime Fine

This might be the strangest summer on record. Unless it was on a holiday weekend, I didn’t hit a single moment at any pool. There were no key lime pies. There were no melony, buratta-y, fresh tomato-y salads. I don’t have an inkling of what the song of the summer is. And bathing suit body?…

Violet Bakery

On Sunday morning, I took a leisurely stroll through the charming Columbia Road Flower Market. The wares were absolutely gorgeous and made me wished I lived in London among a house full of flowers, refreshed on the weekly. The only less-than-charming attribute were the merchants warning tourists they may be mugged at any moment and…

Carrot Cake Bars

Every year for my very lovely friend’s birthday on March 12, I bake a carrot cake. Last year, as with tradition, I did so and got (jokingly) yelled at for baking an entire cake for one person. While I implored him to just freeze part of it, he opted to have a rather festive birthday…

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last Friday, I dropped off four Peanut Butter Cookies to a colleague as a simple, “happy-Friday-eat-these-with-your-coffee” treat. I come to find out that somehow she had rationed just a few cookies so that she could share them with both her mum and boyfriend. So sweet. Naturally, the next step was to make an entire batch…