Tag Archives: dessert

Spiced Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Being the good American that I am, whenever I see an awesome recipe, I think, “How can I make that into a dessert?” So when I was flipping through the whimsical Tassajara Bread Book last year and spied the artfully named “Festival Spice Muffins,” I immediately decided they could use a nice cream cheese frosting on them. Continue reading

Easy As (Chocolate) Pie

I was lucky enough to get a PieBox for Christmas (thanks, Ma!), so when my friend had people over for dinner, I wanted to give my PieBox a try. I’ve never actually made pie, so I was looking for a simple recipe. Continue reading

Blackberry Doughnut Bars

In the past few years, doughnuts have become the new cupcakes. Between the rise of the cronut and the many hipster doughnut shops that have established themselves in NYC (I’m partial to Dough, Dun-Well, and Peter Pan), it’s safe to say the wild world of doughnuts is here to stay. Continue reading

S’mores Ice Cream

IMG_7302There are a ton of great ways to make a s’mores version of ice cream: vanilla ice cream squished between two graham crackers, dipped in chocolate; vanilla ice cream with swirls of chocolate, graham cracker, and mini marshmallows; the list goes on. You really can’t go wrong with any combination of chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow. Continue reading

Blackberry Ice Cream

IMG_7280I’ll never understand the weather anymore. While winter took its time hanging around, summer cut spring short and brought on the heat and humidity pretty quickly. The upside to the temperature rise was that it offered a great excuse to make some ice cream (not that I ever need a reason or an excuse). I went with a blackberry ice cream, even though blackberries aren’t in season — they should be ready next month or so. I’ll definitely be making some more of this with fresh blackberries then, because this recipe was really rich and creamy. Continue reading

Red Velvet Cake and Apologies


To my few but loyal readers — I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted in forever! I recently moved up to Brooklyn, and the process of becoming a hipster has kept me busy these past few weeks. I also just started an internship with Food52 this week, which I’m so excited about! I hope to learn lots there and step up my cooking game. Continue reading

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Yes, They Are Delicious)


After my disastrous attempt at making bread with buckwheat flour, I was stuck with a ton of buckwheat flour left and an uncertainty about how I could get rid of it. I was wary of trying a new bread recipe (even though I’m sure that if I sought out a buckwheat flour recipe, it would be fine), and I couldn’t think of much else to do with the stuff. But then I was checking out Turntable Kitchen a few weeks ago and saw that they had a recipe for “Buckwheat and Sea Salt Cookie Sundaes.” What I saw: “buckwheat and sea salt cookies” = meh, “cookie sundaes” = yes please. Continue reading