Chocolate/ Cookies/ Holidays

Rugelach, 3 Ways

Hello everyone! It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Every time I take a two-week blogging break I use the same excuses: school, crazy schedules, and more school. What can I say? Life is waay too busy right now and I am doing my very best to keep up. That being said, I’ve got a ton of things on deck for this post!…

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Breakfast

Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Apples

I now invite you to hear a tale of classic food blogger-ness, one in which an innocent Sunday morning breakfast was turned into a grand photography expedition. You see, I set out to make a quick, simple Dutch baby for my brother and me while our parents were out of town. I whisked together the ingredients, melted some butter, poured everything into a mini cast iron skillet and threw it…

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Cookies/ Holidays

Matcha White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I really love matcha. And you know what the funny thing is? I’ve only ever eaten it a small number of times, and in very small amounts. But I saw the recipe for these cookies on Food52 a few months back and for some odd reason it made me really want to love matcha. I don’t know if it was the pillowy little sugar-coated green treats that appeared in the photo above the…

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Breads/ Breakfast

Pecan Sticky Buns

Oh, sticky buns. There really is nothing like waking up on a cozy fall morning and settling down with a steaming cup of coffee and a hot pan of ooey gooey cinnamony pecany sticky buns. I’m drooling just thinking about it. The cast of characters for these buns (adapted from Smitten Kitchen) includes brown sugar, honey, eggs, milk, buttah, and toasted pecans. Honestly, what’s not to like (or love, for…

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Breakfast/ Chocolate/ Recipes/ Snacks

Double Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Bread

Well, it’s officially official: Fall has begun. Leaves are changing color, bags of halloween candy line every supermarket shelf, and there’s a pumpkin sitting outside our back door as I speak. So of course I had to give you guys one last recipe using summer produce! Zucchini is generally available year-round for most people, but its season really does peak in the warm months. And what better way to use it all up than…

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Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Mini Peach Pies

So apparently the first day of autumn is on September 23rd. That would make now, this last time before the world turns to sweaters and pumpkins and apple cider, the perfect time to celebrate the end of an amazing summer. With peach pies, of course. To me, nothing says summer like farm stands and gloriously ripe, beautiful produce. These mini peach pies (adapted loosely from Amanda Hesser’s peach tart recipe) really let…

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Holidays/ Snacks

Rosemary Gruyere Crackers (aka grown-up Cheez-Its)

Happy Labor Day everyone! I’ve been vacationing with my family these past two weeks, giving me lots of time to bake and photograph and write before all of the start-of-school madness begins. One of the things I made were these rosemary gruyere crackers from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman, and let me tell you… They are magical. With the crunch of a Cheez-It and a sophisticated (yet crowd-pleasing!)…

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Breakfast/ Cakes and Muffins

Easy Apple Cake

I can’t believe it’s the end of August already. My summer’s been so busy that it feels like I’m just beginning to relax now, and it’s hard to process the fact that I’ll be swept into the world of school in a matter of weeks. But there is one thing I’m looking forward to in the fall, and that’s… Apples! I love apples–always have, always will. But ironically enough, I…

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