Versatile Blogger Award & Moroccan Chicken Bastilla

Thank you to the Peckish Kiwi for choosing me as #2 recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award!!!!! Also, thanks for pointing out that I only have 25 followers, lol. ALSO thanks to Miss Chris Creations for the… Continue reading

Banana Walnut Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Jelly Topping

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate pb&j into my diet. I usually top my ice cream with it,  *fricken YUM on cookies and cream*, but sometimes, I don’t let the dairy hold… Continue reading

Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Whiskey Frosting

Pie, meet Cupcake; Cupcake, Pie. I propose that we all make happy time together and create some delicious hybrid children, yes? (Side thought: mix-raced children are so precious.) This was another cupcake from… Continue reading

Homemade Mallomars

Most people buy their favorite goodies, ie. Mallomars, and are content knowing that a few dollars will guarantee quality with every purchase. But then there are others who think to themselves, screw the… Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Brownies

I do believe that Reese’s Cups are the best candy in the world, followed by Reeses Pieces, and then I don’t know, who cares. I always used to nibble my way around the… Continue reading

Milky Way Tart

This next dessert is called a Milky Way Tart, which I made for a friend’s birthday at work. I think she was pleased. Actually, this tart is very reminiscent of the candy; I assume… Continue reading

Nutella Crack Pie

It’s kinda funny how much our palates change over time. The foods that we once idolized as kids slowly slip from their prestige. Nightly doses of chicken fingers are  replaced by newer obsessions.… Continue reading

Tofu Parmigiana

Lunch time for me has been kind of shitty ever since I was a wee laddie. My mom, who cannot cook, can also not construct a sandwich for the life of her. I… Continue reading

Crème Brulée Chocolate Tart

Jeez. What can I really say besides Yum?  The part of this post where I playfully banter and censor myself from swearing like a sailor is, of course, fantastic, but the real gift is… Continue reading

Curry Spiced Fried Tofu

I’m really okay with eating tofu out of the box. And I think that’s normal, especially in healthier countries. A lot of people (men..) refuse to eat tofu. Here’s one way to stuff… Continue reading

Chocolate Early Gray & Lavender Truffles

I saw the dentist today. Not so good. On an unrelated note…Chocolate Truffles today! I consider tea flavored chocolates part of the “funny chocolate” category. These chocolates are the basic creamy, sink your… Continue reading

Lavender Pavlova

Pavlova (Disclaimer: Many chicken fetuses were harmed in the making of this project.) 1. Cracked two eggs in a bowl. One was too runny and got yolk in the mixture. This mixture has to… Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie

This will be one of my last posts before I begin my new job on Monday! Which means, less cooking but I’ll do my best not to stray too far. Got them pre-employment… Continue reading

Steak Bordelaise: Molecular Gastronomy Style

Here’s a fun fact about me: Before now, I had never cooked steak before in my life. So maybe I am not, how-you-say, “the perfect housewife.”  Sorry hubs, but I’m not really that sorry. Second… Continue reading

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

Do you ever wake up in the morning to a song playing in your head? I do everyday, and today, it was the Macarena… does that mean it is going to be a… Continue reading

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Frosting and Health Bar Topping

This cupcake was inspired by a shake that I had at a place called Fozzie’s Sandwich Emporium in St. Louis. They make a pumpkin shake mixed with heath bars that is to die… Continue reading

Homemade Croissants

Scratch “Croissants” off my bucket-list. This is one of those things that now that I made it once, I never have to make it again in my life. Though, I told myself the… Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is the key to my heart. There you go. Now that it’s out in the open, I expect hundreds of suitors at my door with pie at hand. Don’t worry.… Continue reading

Panko Crusted Chicken Two Ways: Pear, Sage, Gruyere and Ricotta, Tomato, Basil

I love things that are filled with things. I.e. cookies inside cookies or the cherpumple, which is on my to-do in life list (3 pies inside 3 cakes). It’ll happen.. especially if I… Continue reading

Sage Gruyere Gougeres

Gougères are kind of like bread biscuits but.. not at all like bread biscuits. They come out practically hollow, the interior being soft flaky goodness, similar to the inside of a well-made croissant. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Browned Butter and Sage Sauce

I tried making gnocchi once before with normal Russet potatoes. My boyfriend at the time must’ve been trying to spare my feelings because it was atrocious. I can still feel them in my… Continue reading

Imitation Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse cookies are such a love-hate relationship for me. I love almost everything about them—from their unnaturally vibrant coloring to their moist texture. The hate part comes from reading the label. Don’t do… Continue reading

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Butternut squash, oh you know the way to my heart. It’s like if a pumpkin had sex with a zucchini.. This dish is not exactly my most beautiful child, but I wouldn’t present… Continue reading

Savory Matzah Brei with Sauteed Onion

Just because this is the first time I have ever made / eaten matzah brei, doesn’t make me a bad Jew. There are tons of other things that make me a bad Jew.… Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

These cupcakes are terrific, if you are into delicious. They melt in your mouth, much like my favorite brownies. I could start ranting now about all the less-than-worthy brownies there are in the… Continue reading

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

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Blueberry Swirl Bread

In the past, I have had on-and-off issues with baking bread, especially whole wheat, which can sometimes have difficulty rising. If you have had similar frustrations, I think that’s normal. I don’t think… 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

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