Tag: Baking

Lemon Bars for Father's Day

Lemon Bars for Father's Day
I’m obsessed with lemon in baked goods. There’s something about the zesty, fresh, lemon flavor that makes it irresistible. My go-to lemon dessert are lemon bars. There are so many recipes for these bars, but Smitten Kitchen’s is my favorite. I don’t like when the lemon flavor is overpowering, and SK’s is the perfect amount.... Read more »

The Best Everything Bagel Recipe

The Best Everything Bagel Recipe
Everything bagels are my absolute favorite. It’s my go-to for lox, with schmear and an egg sandwich. When I read Gina’s easy bagel recipe I wanted to make them immediately. I know making bread can be intimidating, but this recipe is basic and nearly foolproof. You just need to follow the directions carefully. Greek yogurt is... Read more »

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake
My grandpa had such a sweet tooth. He absolutely loved desserts, all of them. As for me, I lean more on the savory side of the spectrum. I want fries more than I want chocolate most of the time but, there are moments when I splurge, find that sweet tooth like my grandpa, and devour some... Read more »
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Recipe: Dutch Baby

Recipe: Dutch Baby
Growing up, The Original Pancake House was simply the best. It was often our Saturday morning outing and my mom even took us there for dinner on occasion, which, as a kid, breakfast for dinner seemed like such a special treat. I ordered the Dutch baby every time. I couldn’t get enough. I can’t remember the last time I... Read more »

Recipe: Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
My favorite cookie is chocolate chip. Hands down. I love eating the dough while you’re waiting for a batch to come out of the oven. I enjoy the crispy ones and the chewy cookies that were just slightly under-baked. Dipping them in milk is addictive. They tend to go well with an espresso after dinner, and I’d... Read more »

S'mores Bars with Marshmellow Meringue

S'mores Bars with Marshmellow Meringue
With taking a week off in between jobs, I have had more time for myself and more importantly to bake. After my last day at my old job one of the first things I wanted to do was bake. I have been dreaming about these s’more bars I read about in Food & Wine’s April... Read more »
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A Classic Creme Brulee Recipe

A Classic Creme Brulee Recipe
One of my grandma’s favorite things to eat was creme brulee. She absolutely adored this dessert, craved it on a weekly basis and if she went to a place where they brought a torch table side to burn the sugar, it was a huge bonus. She has been in my thoughts a lot lately, and... Read more »

My Very First Chocolate Pie

One of my co-workers begged me to make a chocolate pie for two months. Well, begging may be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s just say he requested it numerous times. As spring slowly tries to make itself known in Chicago, I decided to make this decadent pie a week ago for a barbeque... Read more »

Homemade Oreos

The Oreo, which is the world’s best-selling cookie, sold in more than 100 countries, turned 101 in 2013. The cookie, which was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, was first sold by weight, 30 cents a pound. I can’t remember the first time I ate an Oreo cookie. But I do remember that as a child... Read more »
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Old Fashioned Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

I love lazy Sundays where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee, read the paper, open up a good book, and just relax. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had the chance to enjoy a nice lazy weekend morning. Last weekend, I made a trip to my parent’s house in the... Read more »