Fourless Chocolate Cake

I host a lot of dinner parties. At least once a week, there are at least four people eating in my kitchen. The reason is simple, I don’t just love to cook. I love to cook for people. The joy of seeing someone really enjoy something I’ve made for them is far more gratifying than any…

Lemon Bars

In the spirit of keeping these posts more real, I’m a recipe for my go to potluck dessert: lemon bars. They taste and look great and people always seem to think that they are a lot more work than they really are. A perfect combination! This batch was made for my Greener Reader book club…

Porchetta

Okay 2018, let’s give this whole blogging thing another try. As time goes on, we all have to be flexible and fit how life moves away from the original plan. For me, that means changing up the blog format a bit in hopes of actually posting with some regularity instead of once in a blue…

Banana Coffee Cake

Life gets hectic, it’s a simple fact. Even the best laid plans can evaporate in a flash. For me, this blog has proven to be one of those aforementioned best laid plans. It’s a great goal and an easy item on the weekly checklist but more often than not I have put it aside in…

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…