World Peace Cookies

I know I’ve bit a rambly lately, so back to discussions only on FOOD!!! And by food, I mean the most decadent, buttery, crumbly, intensely chocolatey cookies you can imagine. This recipe is also sort of a cheat, as it’s fairly famous and has been around for ages. But hey, things are a classic for … Read moreWorld Peace Cookies

Sour Cherry Pie

So, the bad thing about being a blogging hobbyist newbie is that I take foreeeeeeeevver between when I make the thing and when the recipe is up on the website. This is usually okay, as most of the ingredients I use are fairly available year-round, and I have a whole three months to get my … Read moreSour Cherry Pie

Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Swiss Buttercream Frosting

It’s James’s birthday!! Can you believe, that in all the (three) years that we’ve known each other, we’ve never been able to celebrate the actual day of his birthday together? Work and life just get in the way. And so, I’ve never made him a birthday cake! And because we weren’t together this year either, … Read moreDevil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Swiss Buttercream Frosting

Roasted Sugar

As you know if you’ve read my previous post about homemade Reese’s cups, I am currently obsessed with Stella Parks. And I saw Stella’s new post about Chocolate Swiss Buttercream the other day, and fell down the rabbit hole of WANT. NOWWWW. This isn’t really a “NOWWWW” sort of frosting, though (ha!), as Stella waxes rather poetically … Read moreRoasted Sugar

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

I’ve discovered two things this past week: (1) I have been living in a bland, colorless world for not buying Stella Parks’s incredible Bravetart cookbook until now, and (2) relatedly, Stella Parks is a freaking genius. I have only made one recipe from this book, having received it last week, and I am already a die-hard … Read moreHomemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Decorating Cakes with Fresh Flowers

My lemon elderflower layer cake is my new baby. You know, life is a journey. And at this point, this cake is definitely the pinnacle of my cake making skills (trust me – that lemon curd is sooooo good). Anyway, I’m also excited about it because I branched out and decorated it with fresh flowers! And, … Read moreDecorating Cakes with Fresh Flowers

Lemon Elderflower Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Oh. My. GOD. The royal wedding was this Saturday, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I watched about two full hours of the coverage, and even teared up a bit when Meghan and her swoonworthy veil started her walk alone down … Read moreLemon Elderflower Cake with Buttercream Frosting