double chocolate cake slice
December 31, 2015

A Look Back into 2015

I love writing these yearly recaps, not just to share with my wonderful readers, but also as a chance for me to reflect on the year that was. (I’ve been doing this every year: 2010,...

December 27, 2015

What to Eat in Portland, Maine

When I think of Maine, I think of blueberries. And people wearing plaid. And lobster. Sweet, sweet lobster. On a recent trip to Portland, Maine, I ate the best lobster roll I've ever had.

cream cheese and peppermint crunch brownies

The base of this brownie is my tried and tested recipe for super fudgy brownies. Then I topped it with a very merry sprinkle of peppermint chips, on top of am extremely generous slather...

william sonoma wooden spoon
November 30, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies

It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the holidays because I get to spend a lot of quality time with family and friends, and there are presents and cookies involved. I like...

banana bread with dates and walnuts

This banana bread was soft and tender, with some sweetness and texture from the dates and walnuts. Serve with your favorite breakfast drinks, it would make for a nice little morning treat. And there's...

November 16, 2015

Lisbon, Portugal

What greeted us was a city bubbling with old world charm, peppered with historic castles and churches, where the scent of the sea perfumes the air. Buildings and streets are accented with colorful doors...

pumpkin cookies with butterscotch and chocolate chips

These Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch and Chocolate Chips are CHEEEEWWWY. Not cake-y. Not bread-y. They're soft, all right, but NOT in an airy, sponge-like way.

November 2, 2015

Barcelona, Spain

I’m back! I missed you guys, and thank you for staying around (and catching up with me on Instagram) while I was out and about. I’m back from my vacation and boy oh boy,...

double nutella brownies
October 5, 2015

Double Nutella Brownies

Fudgy Nutella brownies, topped with a thick, sticky, sweet Nutella frosting. Double the Nutella, double the awesome. And guess what? They're gluten-free.

cake table
September 28, 2015

Brunch at Townsman

#caketable I only needed that one word (hashtag, to be specific) and I was calling Townsman to make a brunch reservation for me and my friends.