There’s something infinitely rewarding about making a cake from scratch. It could be licking every stage of batter and frosting, but I think it’s knowing that you did it all yourself, it wasn’t impossible and you can do it again, with modifications even.
Ask almost any of my family or friends about their favorite dessert and they’ll cite ice cream as the top contender. Not me, though. I’ve always gone for brownies or cake first. But lately — and I am convinced it’s the undue influence of my sister and niece — I’ve been craving ice cream. In fact, I’ve […]
Never go shopping with an 8-year-old. Despite being warned that we planned only to buy items for her class’ Valentine’s Day party, my niece immediately began identifying one thing after another she hoped my sister would add to our Hobby Lobby basket. But I’m to blame for the brownie bowls. As we wandered the store, a […]
I’m sure you’re not surprised that I spend a lot of time cooking at home. I do write a food blog, after all. But it hasn’t always been that way. Like most people, I cycle through periods when my work-life balance skewed more toward the former and I feel too busy or tired to prepare […]
A couple of weeks ago, the Huffington Post published an article about why you should still buy cookbooks. The piece examines the evolution of cookbooks in the digital age, in which many home cooks have turned to blogs and websites like mine for recipes. After all, they’re convenient and free. So why should you invest in a cookbook? HuffPost […]
As I mentioned in my last post, my sister Sam encouraged me to get back in the food blog game. In honor of her, I thought I would share the recipe for one of her favorite desserts — creme brûlée. If you’ve had a creme brûlée before, you likely ordered it at a restaurant. That’s often […]