Well, as it so happens, folks, we’ve had two days of snow in Houston in one Winter season. It’s true insanity after living here for eight years and only seeing snow one other time, but I’ll take a day working at home and the best soup weather there ever was! And really, truly, there’s nothing I like better than a big bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
This blog post is fresh off the kitchen table at my parent’s house in Chicago. Surrounded by family and twinkling lights and cookie baking, you could say this breeds the best recipes. We are a family of snackers over here, and so, naturally, I had to cook up a little it’s not dinner yet but I don’t really want to commit to cooking yet snack. Continue reading “Caramelized Balsamic Onion and Brie Bites”
Wow, has this been the craziest December, or is it just me? Usually the end of the year at work is quiet and painfully slow, but this year I’ve been going non-stop. I’ve also been working on a sewing project that I’m hoping to share with you all as soon as possible… as it turns out, beaded fabric is sort of the worst to work with. Gorgeous, but my little fingers are sick of picking rhinestones off of mesh if you know what I mean. Continue reading “Banana Mini Muffins with Streusel Topping”
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that Fall arrives and there is a limited time to bake as many desserts as humanly possible. The spiced flavors mixed with seasonal fruits and squashes make for the best treats. After making three pumpkin desserts in a row, I had realized that I had completely left the apple treats to fall by the wayside! Continue reading “Single Serve Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe”
As we transition [slowly] from Summer to Fall here in Houston, I have found myself revisiting old recipes. The season change is never really fulfilled by the weather, so it always leads me to start changing the flavors I bake with to make it feel like Fall. Obviously, I’m talking about pumpkin spice.
If you’ve been reading along with me for a while now, you know I can’t help but bake a lemon dessert every couple of months. Lemon blueberry cake, lemon chia seed muffins, lemon sugar cookies, lemon zucchini bread, etc. etc. etc. But my absolute favorite dessert is a good lemon bar: sweet, tart, bright, and perfectly balanced. Continue reading “Easy Mini Lemon Tarts with Cheesecake Topping”
This recipe post is coming to you from a time where comfort food means a lot. We have been huddled inside all weekend as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc over all of the Texas coast line. Places like Rockport, Corpus, and Victoria have seen the worst of the wind, while Houston is currently being devastated by floods. So far, most people I know are in the clear and their homes are dry, but many have not been so fortunate. Highways are underwater, cars are trapped in the streets, and no one is going anywhere for a few days. All I can think to do is pray and bake and drink tea and hope for the best.
You know when you’re sitting at home on the couch and a craving just comes over you for cake? Like a good piece of layer cake stacked tall with frosting and sprinkles and everything? This happens to me all the time, and since I don’t have an army to feed, I really just need one piece. The solution to this issue is simply to make one piece instead of an entire cake!