Big Nana’s Ricotta Cheesecake

Ever since we could make decisions on our own, my mom would let my brother and me choose our birthday cakes. Birthdays were already exciting, of course, because it was a day where we got to be the center of attention, but choosing a cake made it that much more special. At an age where … Continue reading Big Nana’s Ricotta Cheesecake

Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Happy fourth of July, everyone! It's lovely to celebrate Independence Day and get an extra-long weekend, don't you think? I don't know what you guys were up to this weekend, but I have spent the past three days laying in the sun, playing lazy boardgames with the fam, and enjoying all of the things that … Continue reading Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Alfajores de Maicena – an Argentine Treat

When preparing to study abroad in Buenos Aires during my junior year of college, my Argentine friend told me that I was going to love the food down there, but I had to try one thing in particular during my stay: alfajores. In the moment, I had no idea what she was talking about. Little … Continue reading Alfajores de Maicena – an Argentine Treat

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It's not a secret. Believe me, we all do it. Sometimes we get lazy. Sometimes we are forgetful. Sometimes a prized ingredient is left unused in the fridge or on the counter, our best intentions for it simply no match for the exhaustion/excuses/whatever that has shown up in our lives since its purchase. Luckily enough … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Pastiera: Italian Easter Wheat Berry Pie

Normally when I go home, all I want to do is schlub around in my pajamas, gorge myself on delicious food, and hang out with my spectacularly cool parents. Today I didn't get to be a pajama slob, which means that I only got through two of my three weekend goals. Normally, I may be … Continue reading Pastiera: Italian Easter Wheat Berry Pie

Heavy-Duty Brownies & The Brownie Goddess

Have you ever discovered a recipe so good that no matter how many times you make it, you don't change a thing about it? I haven't yet. My mother, on the other hand, has a favorite dessert standby that she brings to every occasion: a heavy-duty chocolate, melt-in-your-mouth brownie that is so good it does … Continue reading Heavy-Duty Brownies & The Brownie Goddess

Blood Orange Curd and Candied Slices

Do you know what it is like to have an uncontrollable obsession? To have something reign over your thoughts for every moment of your waking existence? For me, this past week, my obsession has been blood oranges. Have you ever had a blood orange? They are the better, more exciting version of the standard citrus. … Continue reading Blood Orange Curd and Candied Slices