It’s finals week, which can only mean one thing for me: baking! As you can see from my previous post about How I Studied for Finals last year, my favorite thing to do when I get overwhelmed by studying for tests and writing papers is to put everything down and head to the kitchen.  There’s just […]

Grilled Peaches

Summer is so close I can almost taste it! The grocery stores are bountiful with summer produce and everyone’s minds (including mine) seem to be wandering off into the future months of sunny days, warm evenings, weekend trips to the beach, and endless amounts of froyo.  One thing I love about summer is how perfectly […]

My First “Catering” Experience

I am very excited to share about my first ever catering experience! I wasn’t exactly hired for a job, but my good friend, Gina, asked me to make some desserts for her art show opening reception at school a few weeks ago. She told me I could make whatever kind of cookies I wanted, as […]

Grandma’s Cookies Part IV: Snickerdoodles

The fourth installment of Grandma’s Cookies is here, and you don’t want to miss this one! My Grandma didn’t make this particular recipe too often when I was younger because her other cookies were in such high demand (see: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies, Soft Molasses Cookies, and Sweetheart Cookies). Opening her red tin box […]

Grandma’s Cookies Part III: Sweetheart Cookies

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share another one of my Grandma’s famous and well-loved cookie recipes. I love these sugar cut-out cookies because you can make them during any time of the year–all you need is the right holiday cookie cutters and you’re all set! This month is all about […]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

The inspiration for these cookies came to me while I was snacking on some chocolate covered cherries. As I was enjoying the combination of tart, chewy cherries and rich dark chocolate, I suddenly thought: This could only taste more delicious in cookie form. Plus, what better way to kick off the start of February than […]

Great-Grandma Sophie’s Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is one of my absolute favorite breakfast foods. It obviously tastes amazing with coffee (hence the name) and is the perfect excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. My mom used to make coffee cake every morning on Christmas and my birthday, so it always brings back fond memories of growing up. Although my […]