Choux Pastry

Crispy. Puffy. Airy. According to a good friend, those are the essential textures in any dessert. I tend to agree. Choux pastry is a great blank canvass for getting all of these. You can pipe the dough into lots of shapes depending on what you plan to fill them with. I prefer the classic cream…

Coffee Sugar Cookies

Early morning is one of my favorite times of day. I don’t love the actual getting up part but after that pain has passed, rushing around in the pre-dawn light is kind of exciting. The only reason to be up that early is if there is something important that requires it. As an adult with…

Pancetta

Pancetta. Bacon’s fancier Italian cousin. Good God, how I love the stuff. ┬áSalty, luscious, slightly spicy, porky goodness that is the essential flavor in so many of my favorite foods. If I could, I would probably put it in everything. The problem is that it really isn’t very easy to find in most grocery stores…

Pumpkin Scones

Fall is my favorite season. Yes, that is a really vanilla flavored, bland, boring statement to make. You probably just pictured me wearing yoga pants, Ugg boots, and eagerly slurping down a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Totally expected for a girl from New England, I know. But what can I say? Fall is awesome and cliches…

Rosemary Sourdough Crackers

Sometimes taking care of sourdough starter is like having a weird, smelly, finicky pet. If you feed it too little, it suffers. If you feed it too much, the flavor changes. Too much water? No good. Too little? Gluey mess. Even if you get it just right, you still have to figure out what to…

Aussie Bites

I am always on the lookout for new adventure fuel. To fit the bill, foods have to be healthy, tasty, and hold up well during travel. Recently, I fell in love with the Aussie Bites from Costco. The originals are great but they are a bit over processed and full of sugar for my taste.…