Category Archive: Tell Me Sweet-Nothings

Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Basil Cream

Jen Lesson of the Day: I love combining baked sweets with herbs and spices, aka I know how to get ma funk on. I used to work at a bakery in Brooklyn, called… Continue reading

Chocolate Turtle Cookies with Pecans

Things I dislike in life: Chewy Caramels. In my opinion, they just seem vastly inferior to decadent liquid caramel, which oozes at first bite. Generally, I like foods that ooze (that are meant to ooze..) In… Continue reading

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes  Vanilla Cake Soaked with Espresso Syrup and Topped with Mascarpone Cream I like this recipe for several reasons. These are my reasons: 1. It uses mascarpone, like an authentic tiramisu. 2.… Continue reading

Lavender Crème Brulée

Preface: I don’t even like crème brulée But this. Was. Awesome. (And the fire!!!!) Lavender in food can be a hit or miss. Here, it’s a homerun, out of the park, she shoots, she… Continue reading

Chocolate Toffee Matzah

Passover is coming around soon, and a friend asked me if I had any recipes. Being the potential diabetic that I am, I, of course, wanted the perfect matzah recipe for my sugar… Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes Topped with Homemade Toffee

During college, I founded a mini cupcake, delivery service. I felt that since I was baking all the time anyway, I might as well try to be daring, for once, as well as… Continue reading

Chocolate Phyllo Cups with Rose Water Whipped Cream

Chocolate Phyllo Cups with Rose Water Whipped Cream My grandma is Middle Eastern and also one of the greatest women that I have ever known. She’s my role model, my heart, and I… Continue reading

Banana Nutella Cream Pie

Banana Nutella Cream Pie topped with Salted Caramel and Candied Nuts I think there are few things in this world as delicious as Nutella—which is why I typically never buy it. When I have… Continue reading

The Cinnabun Clone

The Cinnabun Clone For half of my life, I avoided Cinnamon like death on a stick. Cinnamon was like a stalker, who I had asked to keep its distance, but would still leave… Continue reading

Apple Pie (Hold the Pie) Oatmeal

I’m on an oatmeal kick. “What? Why?” You ask???? Shucks. Well, let me tell you, my friend, there is a devil amongst us named… LDL cholesterol And he plagues my arteries. Plaques it. … Continue reading

Gateau Basque

OH BOY. I think I found it. I really think I found it. My new. Favorite. Dessert. Introducing: Gateau Basque C’est bon, non? Hon hon hon. “Who-a-what?” “Gateau Basque.” (Gat-oh Bask) As always,… Continue reading

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