Breads, Cakes and Pastries

Apple Cheddar Scones

October 1, 2012

Fall is has always been my favorite season and living in the Northeast has made me appreciate these months even more. We recently went to a pick-your-own farm and these apple-cheddar scones were the first thing I made with my handpicked apples. They are wonderful; so delicious that scone-hating D even loves them (the cheese […]


Two years ago today I was at the River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen Beach FL. I woke up the morning of June 13th and frosted five dozen red velvet cupcakes that I’d made the night before (with the generous help of family and friends). A few hours later, I put on a […]


Hummingbird Cake

June 2, 2011

This cake was the result of my first cake-baking attempt. Well…sort of. ¬†I’d made cupcakes and sheet cakes but I’d never baked and assembled the real deal: a big ol’ layer cake. D’s birthday was last week, and since he’d mentioned how much he loved the Monkey Cake from Amy’s Bread I decided to make […]


Blueberry Muffins

May 19, 2011

I’m pretty sure these are best blueberry muffins I’ve ever eaten. They’re not the healthy kind; they’re also kind of a pain in the ass to make…but they’re totally worth it. Seriously. This is an exceptional muffin, guys.


Okay, so here’s the fabulous chocolate zucchini bread I recently mentioned. It doesn’t taste anything like traditional zucchini bread. It tastes exactly like chocolate cake; except you can eat it for breakfast, because it’s called chocolate zucchini bread. And it has vegetables in it. That makes it healthy (at least until you add the other […]


Zucchini Bread

April 29, 2011

Happy Friday from Orlando! We had a great day at Disney World, except we forgot to pack snacks and the most reasonable thing I could find was a single banana marked-up by exactly 600 percent. We stopped by the grocery store on the way home and picked up some more economical goodies for the rest […]


Irish Soda Bread

March 15, 2011

Since St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner, I’ve been brainstorming all kinds of green and Irish inspired goodies to whip up this week. I’m not one bit Irish, I don’t like beer, I’ve never been to Ireland. I also knew hardly anything about the ¬†holiday until I got a crash course from wikipedia […]


Fresh Apricot Tarts

February 2, 2011

Today was Groundhog Day. The little guy predicted an early spring but I’m not buying it. Spring feels far, far away. You know what else is far away? Apricot season-which isn’t until late spring/early summer. I normally try to stick with seasonal produce, but these gorgeous peachy-orange apricots keep popping up in my local market […]


No-Knead Bread

January 19, 2011

This bread recipe became famous when Mark Bittman printed it in his New York Times column in 2006. That was the year I moved to the city. I didn’t spend too much time in the the kitchen back then because I was running myself ragged trying to make ends meet. I certainly didn’t have time […]

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Our baby (frenchie) boy turned three years old this weekend so I made some fancy cupcakes in his honor. He didn’t get so much as a carrot scrap but I know he would have loved them. I sure did. The combination of shredded carrots and fresh orange topped with a barely sweet mascarpone frosting was […]

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