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…

Peanut Butter Cookies

A recipe so nice, I’ve made it twice (this week). (Don’t worry, mostly to distribute to friends and colleagues). The basis of this is Ina’s recipe, but it has been modified a bit for ultimate enjoyment and accolades from your friends and family. The need to try this came from the realization that I had…

Super Model Project: Banana Bread

A week or so ago I bought 6 bananas because Chrissy Teigan told me to. When I occasionally buy bananas to eat, they seem to go brown immediately. When I needed them for a pre-new year’s baking challenge, they would NOT brown. For 10 days! So, I wasn’t intending to start off 2019 with a…

Pecan Sandies

Merry Christmas! Hope that everyone had the loveliest of holiday. This month has been absolutely mad – in the best way- but I am wiped! I actually just hit the grocery today for the first time in the month of December, having been out-of-town and following it up with lots of holiday festivities. I didn’t…

Icelandic Berry Batter (Recipe. Non-sexual).

Ya’ll, a double pint of blueberries on sale at Target right now for $3.49. You HAVE to make this. It’s too cheap not to. This round, I made the regular babe for friends and office and a mini gluten-free version that is so experimental, some might ban it from their berry patch. (Icelandic yogurt was…

Funk Food: NC Bagel Deli

Well, this was supposed to be my healthy week. I bought all this fresh veg and NO CARBS and as soon as I’d spent a fortune on feeding my body what it should be consuming, I managed to come down with the flu. What do you want when you have the flu? Not a bunch…

Sparkly Cranberry Cake

I realize the holidays were nearly a month ago now, so consider this recipe a bit late or bit early for Valentine’s Day. You will want to make this for Valentine’s Day. It has red accents like that. Maybe just sub out some raspberries and let me know how it goes. This cake is THAT…

Nutella Bark

What’s the world’s most perfect food? Nutella, of course! That’s why when I needed a truly quick (like 20 minutes) quick treat to bake for a recent birthday, I turned to this super simple recipe. It’s the quality ingredients that make it, so it can be a tad pricey to throw together, but perfect when…

Nutella Crack

This is a Momofuku Milk Bar recipe (purportedly) that is (purportedly) more addictive than crack. I whipped up dinner for my neighbor last weekend and we had this for dessert. He took the leftovers home in (his) dirty Tupperware that had previously housed egg rolls. He claims that this recipe was so good it didn’t…

Chef Jaime: Foodcaster

If you’re not already listening to Bon Appetit’s “Foodcasts,” give it a taste. They cover all sorts of fun an unknown topics related to food and cooking. I learn something every time I listen. Just don’t follow my lead and tune in on the drive home from work. You will ultimately end up salivating and…

Love Sweet, Love, Take 2

We heard from Chef Jaime and her Valentine’s Day plans. I thought you might be curious to hear what I’m preparing. I’m such a cheeseball, I do kind of love this holiday. Not in a fancy dinner and gifts sort of way, but more in a 5th grade arts and crafts sort of way. I’m…

Baking for Santa

“Santaaaaaa! I know him!!” – Elf It’s almost that tiiiiimmmmmeeeee… Let’s check back in with Chef J and see how she’s prepping for the big man. Auntie Mayhem might have a solid idea for the evening too… M&M:  Tell me about your sous chefs… Chef J: My sous chefs these days are like elves. They’re…