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Taco Shells & Cheese

Mac and cheese meets American-style beef tacos in this melty mashup of epic proportions. Taco shells and cheese is a truly pun-derful recipe, featuring mini pasta shells smothered in a rich and creamy cheese sauce, swirled with spicy seasoned ground beef. Served atop of bed of crisp iceberg lettuce it’s ever so satisfying. I swear, mac and cheese...

Monster Cookie Bars

Do you ever feel like your dessert is… watching you? Your favorite monster cookies are now in bar form! Packed with peanut butter, oatmeal, m&ms and chocolate chips, these monstrous cookie bars are most certainly eyeing your Halloween celebrations. Monster Cookies are a combination of peanut butter, oatmeal, and m&m candies. Invented in...

Ube Amaretti Crinkle Cookies

These soft and chewy, cheerfully crinkly and perfectly purple ube amaretti are a delight to behold (and to eat!) Easy to make and naturally gluten free, amaretti cookies are an almond-lover’s delight. This violet variation features ube extract (purple sweet potato) for a unique color and flavor. Amaretti or not, here I come… …with yet another flavor...

Sprinkle Party Blondies

These blondies are ready to party, chock full of all the fun stuff: chocolate sandwich cookies, both white and dark chocolate chips, and a bevy of colorful rainbow sprinkles. The saying is true… blondes really do have more fun (when it comes to baked goods at least), and these sprinkle party blondies are quite possibly the funnest. Talk about cheerful,...

Bread & Butter Refrigerator Pickles

Perfectly sweet and delightfully crisp, these quick bread & butter refrigerator pickles are leaps and bounds better than anything you can buy in the store, with the added benefit of being completely customizable to your personal tastes and preferences. Refrigerator pickles are undeniably the easiest kind of pickles no make, no fancy equipment or...

Espresso Crumb Coffee Cake

Would you like some coffee with your coffee? This buzz-worthy coffee cake features a crunchy espresso crumb and a flavorful espresso glaze drizzled on top. I’ll take any excuse to eat cake for breakfast, and this espresso crumb coffee cake is a sure thing: with a moist sour-cream cake base and delightfully crunchy topping, plus a sweet espresso glaze...

Blackberry Lavender Lemon Bars

Tart and sweet, fruity and floral, these blackberry lavender lemon bars are the perfect summery treat for lemon lovers everywhere! The classic lemon bar gets leveled up with ripe summer blackberries and a hint of lavender for a uniquely floral twist and gorgeous pink color. I’ve gotten into the habit of offloading my leftover sweets on my fellow...

Honey Vanilla Pots de Crème

The soft floral notes of honey mingle with sultry vanilla bean in this show-stopping baked custard that’s deceivingly easy to prepare. Honey and vanilla make for a perfect combination in these perfectly petite, and perfectly adorable, pots de crème. The silky smooth texture is achieved by gently baking in a bain-marie or water bath. Part two of...

Sourdough Gnocchetti Sardi with Basil Pesto Sauce

A taste of summer: this vibrant basil pesto sauce has extra creaminess and flavor from the addition of soft cultured dairy. Here’s a contender for your new favorite pesto recipe: with a perfect proportion of bright green basil, pine nuts, oil, and a mix of 3 kinds of cheese, it’s a perfect sauce paring for my homemade sourdough pasta, which, with its...

Homemade Sourdough Pasta (Small Batch)

You’ve made your share of bread and biscuits, pancakes and crackers… but here’s a brand new way to use up that discard: sourdough pasta dough. In fact, it’s so good you might find yourself feeding your starter a little bit extra, just so you have enough left over for a batch. Usually, the bulk of the flavor in any pasta dish comes from the sauce....

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