February 13, 2018

There's a reason why the Old Fashioned cocktail is such a classic- there is something glorious about the combination of rich bourbon, sweet cherries, and tart oranges. So let's make it into a cake because everything deserves to be cake. These little cakes are adorable...

February 9, 2018

Man, it took me forever to cut into this little lady. It was so breathtaking, so ripe with color, so gorgeous to look at, I cringed at the thought of ruining it. But then I came to my senses and hunger got the best of me and it was gone in an hour. Blood oranges are a...

February 6, 2018

I have a real soft spot for caramel. And, for butter. And for salty, sweet, vanilla, and cake. And for tacos but that's for another day. While roaming the aisles of my favorite store, hint- it's pretty much any grocery store on Earth, I came across a bag of Crackerjack...

February 2, 2018

'Tis the season for some of my favorite foods- SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. Nachos, chicken wings, pretzels, dip-all right on the top of my list. Although my team rarely makes it to the playoffs, I always look forward to Super Bowl for the 1) food, 2) food, 3) food, and 4) frien...

January 30, 2018

Amid the bleakness of winter comes a colorful and sweet gift to tide us over till spring- winter citrus. I grew up in Florida surrounded by fields of orange trees. On the very, very rare occurrence that we'd have a cold night, the smell of oranges overwhelmed our littl...

January 23, 2018

What do you call this childhood favorite? Growing up in Florida, we called it trash. I've also heard it called Puppy Chow, Muddy Buddies, Christmas Crack, etc. Whatever and however you call it, it's perfection. True story- I'm literally eating a bag of it while writing...

January 19, 2018

I live in Brooklyn. Italians are like Starbucks- they're EVERYWHERE. (And I say that with love because Italians are wonderful.) Before I moved to NY, I had no idea what Italian Rainbow cookies were but now having lived here for nearly ten years, I'm happy to report tha...

January 16, 2018

If you're anything like me, my eyes are bigger than my stomach; buffets are my kind of thing, I will supersize pretty much anything I can, and five courses for lunch seem totally reasonable. Nothing is different when it comes to making smoothies. I always end up with W...

January 13, 2018

AKA- creamy pimento cheese quiche within a crispy tater tot crust. This bad boy came out of left field. One day, I was buying an innocent bag of frozen tater tots at the grocery store and the next day, I was whisking fresh pimento cheese into eggs and cream and baking...

January 9, 2018

At the shop, I used to make a banana/bourbon/butterscotch bread that sold out every morning. It is decadent and rich, full of deep flavors and sweet bananas- exactly what you want to pair with a morning espresso. Often, I make this insane banana bread when I have compa...

January 7, 2018

In other words, chai latte pastries. Anyone can clearly see/read that I love cinnamon rolls. So much so, that I can't help myself in creating many, many iterations of the beautiful pastry. These little roses are full of warm chai spices and caramelized brown sugar. Mad...

January 2, 2018

You know, I just don't know sometimes. Sometimes, I'm just tired or hungry, or wandering the aisles of the grocery store looking for some comfort in the form of junk food and I find some peanut butter and chocolate covered pretzels and I think, YES. And then, I come ho...

December 30, 2017

The perfect mashup of holiday treats from the good ol' US of A and our dear friends from across the pond. Made with dried figs, this is the dessert made famous from Christmas carols; yes, figgy pudding is real, my friends. I took liberty with my rendition by adding in...

December 28, 2017

So, panforte is a really old-school Italian Christmas dessert. While it's hard to pin down with words, it's best described as a cross between fudge and nougat. Often, you'll see panforte in its pure state with vanilla, honey, dried citron, and assorted nuts. Because I...

December 23, 2017

Marshmallows have never been more 'Merican. These lovely ladies are packed with sweet apple flavor with a hint of cinnamon. Made with apple cider, apple pie extract, and finished with crushed dried apples, it's all the flavors of apple pie that you love in a squishy, p...

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