Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies

At some point I missed the memo on blondies. When did they become popular? They popped up on my radar sometime last year, and even then, I didn’t feel the urge to scurry off...

Anadama Bread

This bread is a wonderful loaf bread full of complex flavors and a hearty texture. Although it appears as though it may be a wheat bread, don’t be fooled! The dark coloring is a...

Coffee-and-Espresso Layered Cheesecake

Last week was my sister’s birthday, and she spent it living it up out in Chicago, so this was a somewhat belated celebration. Last year for her birthday she asked me to make a...

Three Cheese Beer Bread

As soon as I saw this bread, I was completely and hopelessly in love. There was no turning back. I couldn’t get it out of my head and plotted the soonest possible moment I...

Pigu (Italian Gougeres)

It wasn’t until I broke one of these open for the purpose of my photographs that I realized what the perfect description for them is: Italian Gougères. Well, maybe a cross between an Italian...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Many of you know that until recently I suffered from a number of food allergies, one of which was peanuts. As a result, the most tempting dessert featured in Dorie Greenspan‘s utterly superb Baking:...

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world, above and beyond coffee cake, you’ve come to the right post. This is no Entenmann’s, for sure. I watched Ina Garten make this cake on an episode of...

Baked Oatmeal

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone also knows that breakfast can be the most boring meal of the day. It becomes all too easy to fall into...

Cucidati – Italian Fig Cookies

Cucidati is a traditional Italian cookie, originating in Sicily, that is filled with a mixture of figs and other fruits, nuts, and seasonings. Some recipes vary but the “standard” typically includes figs, dates, raisins,...

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

This quirky spin on traditional bread pudding is reminiscent of banana pudding with bread instead of Nilla wafers, and spiked with that fantastic rum sauce! I have a rather brief history with bread pudding,...