My Favorite Brownies Ever

My go-to brownie recipe is by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite blogs since forever. Through the years, I’ve tweaked the recipe to fit my ingredients on hand. But I think after several tweaks, I’ve found just the right recipe for my favorite brownies ever. For the batch pictured, I used equal amounts of The FreeFood Co.’s…

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Roasted Kalabasa Spaghetti With Broccoli, Spinach, and Bacon

Our driver brought back some freshly harvested kalabasa over the weekend and we’ve made two kinds of pasta with it already. I tweaked a few recipes I found online (here and here) so I could use the vegetables in our crisper. My dad loved (and finished) the first batch so I whipped up another one today, adding broccoli and bacon into the…

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Made It Myself: Pastel-Colored Roses On Cupcakes

Ever since I learned how to frost cupcakes with my Wilton 1m star tip, I’ve been making my icing look like roses on top of my cupcakes. When my friend Marla asked me to make cupcakes for her little sister’s 18th birthday, I was wondering how to “dress them up nicely” for the debut. While I was mixing three different bowls…

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Baker’s Bites: Happy 87th Birthday, Lola!

My dad’s mom turned 87 last Saturday. Baked her some chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies to share with everyone for lunch. I love making chocolate chip cookies! They’re always a big hit as proven by the crumbs left from the dozen I left for the house. My dad says the box we gave lola was also wiped out. Hooray!…

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Baker’s Bites: The Inception Cookie

I’ve been wanting to try this ever since it popped up on my browser on one of my many blog-hopping sessions. A cookie within a cookie. How genius is that? I was kind of disappointed (maybe I was expecting too much?), but topped with a scoop of Vanilla Almond ice cream, it was perfect! Cool Tip: Cookie dough chilled overnight…

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