Chocolate Soufflés

If you’re anything like me, there’s probably certain desserts that you love, but you think, nah, I could never make that. So I’m setting out to prove myself wrong, and starting with these amazing little chocolate soufflĂ©s. I’ve raved before about Johnny Iuzzini’s cookbook, Sugar Rush, which makes complex desserts easy, and always taste amazing. I…

Cranberry Lime Pie

Well, another unexpected blog break. I recently changed jobs, and though I’ve been baking, I’ve been terrible about updating this blog! So I have lots of posts that are overdue, and I’ll do my best to get them all up more regularly! I recently had a birthday, and decided to throw a dinner party for…

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer! It’s summer in New York City. Which means that I want to eat my weight in fruit every day, and citrus becomes my kryptonite. It means other things too, but those are the most important. So, in honor of citrus and fruit, I give you, lemon blueberry cupcakes, with my favorite frosting ever, cream cheese frosting….

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Loaf with Caramelized Bananas and Pecans

Goodness! It’s been another unanticipated break from blogging – unexpected, but I’m super excited to jump back into baking and posting recipes for you all! As I mentioned in my last post, many, many moons ago 🙂 I recently moved back to the US, and have been slowly adjusting to what it means to live…

Earl Grey Tea Cakes with Honey Icing

Today was the Wimbledon final, aka in my friends minds, a perfect reason to celebrate all things British. I’ve been dying to make Earl Grey something, and decided upon these lovely little tea cakes for our British-inspired brunch. Reviews for these tea cakes went as follows: “Wow, this really tastes like Earl Grey!” [With full British…

A Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate Layer Cake

Do you all remember Bruce Bogtrotter? The poor child who realized that there can be too much of a good thing, forced to eat all of the Trunchbull’s chocolate layer cake in Matilda? Well, he got it right that chocolate layer cake is good. Particularly this one, if I do say so myself. 🙂 I’ve…

Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake – Passover Approved!

One of my absolute favorite things about being an expat in Africa is the melding of cultures that happens. There’s the culture of the country where we are, and then you add in people from all over the world, and you get to experience traditions and celebrations from a wide variety of cultures in a new and…

Jewel Toned Crackled Eggs – Deviled or Hard Boiled

It’s almost Easter time! Easter is one of my favorite holidays – it is incredibly important to me for it’s religious meaning, a wonderful holiday to celebrate with a big dinner with family and friends, and heralds springtime, flowers, and new Easter dresses. 🙂 I’ve been very big on hosting Easter lunches since I moved…

Green Tea (Matcha) Ice Cream

So. I’ve had a bag of matcha powder sitting in my apartment for about a year, waiting for me to make this ice cream. When I tried it, I was so upset with myself…what was I waiting for? I could have been eating this every day! (or something like that….) As an avid fan of green tea…