Cereal Milk crème brûlée

As I mentioned on Instagram, I wasn’t sold on the cereal milk craze Christina Tosi created. I love her and I thought everything else she came up with was amazing but this was too much. I always hated drinking the milk leftover from my cereal and so cereal milk products sounded like torture. But when I started this month of bakers I knew I would do some sort of cereal milk recipe because that’s how she started getting huge. I instantly thought of crème brûlée, because it’s p

Bagel Bombs!

Christina Tosi. I really love her. I really love her food. I feel so inspired by her creativity and nostalgia. I want to dive into a great post about what I feel about her work, but I’m going to save it for my final recipe of this series, coming out Saturday. This recipe is another savory breakfast/snack item and it’s really tasty! I changed the already adapted version a little, so I can’t say it’s PURE CHRISTINA, but it’s the thought that counts right? These are basically

My Gold Cake

I have no idea how cake-making bloggers do it. This cake was pretty involved, but the thing that intimidated me the most was writing it all out! I honestly have been putting it off because it’s so daunting to me. But here we go. This cake is something I’ve been thinking about for months. I LOVE the Hershey’s Gold Bar. LOVE IT. I’m not super into candy, but it’s the only candy bar I’m tempted by at the grocery store check-out. It has pretzels, peanuts, caramel, white chocolate

Edd Kimber's Banana Cake

This cake by Great British Bake-Off season one winner, Edd Kimber, is the stuff of banana lovers’ dreams. It is caramelized banana goodness on top of a rich spiced cake. It’s so yummy! This recipe is an easy one too, which is always a huge plus! (I wouldn’t know that though because I converted the measurements for you Americans, so your welcome. Haha!) I’ll explain my admiration of Edd a bit more later on, but for now, enjoy this easy weekend bake! Let me know if you try maki

Paul Hollywood's Kouign-Amann

Paul Hollywood. Laminated Dough. Cardamom. Cinnamon. Sugar. Need I say more? I don’t, but I will! Haha! I remember first hearing about Kouign-Amann years ago. I had no idea how to pronounce it (it’s QUEEN AH-MAHN), no idea what was in it, all I knew was I wanted to try it. It really intrigued me for some reason! I was on a big Great British Bake Off kick right before we moved to Boise and they made Kouign-Amann in a technical challenge. I became obsessed! I knew I had to get

S'mores Stuffed Donuts

Well, happy National Donut Day everyone! Anyone who knows me well can tell you I love a good donut, or even a mediocre one, to be fair, and any reason to eat them is a good one for me! I will almost never turn down a donut. So, needless to say, I definitely celebrate Donut Day. Did you know Donut Day was started in 1938 when The Salvation Army in Chicago wanted to honor its members who served donuts to the military in WWI? I didn’t! I don’t know about you, but that makes toda

Chick-Fil-A Lemonade

In the summer one of my favorite things to do with my family is have picnics. We get to spend precious time together, outside, eating food. Honestly, what sounds better than that? And what better drink is there to celebrate the kick off of summer picnics, Memorial Day, then a lemonade? Summer and picnics demand lemonade. Full stop. I love a good lemonade, especially from Chick-fil-a! I was originally trying to get an imitation Chick-fil-a lemonade but ended up using it as my

Make-Ahead Tortillas

In the mornings I’m all about convenience. Albie tends to wake up around six and I am not usually excited to get out of bed and get going for the day. So, when it comes to breakfast I tend to grab the basic toast and banana for him and me. What I like having for breakfast though is pancakes, oatmeal or breakfast tacos (to name a few things). That’s why I came up with this recipe. It makes breakfast that much more special on an average weekday and all I have to do is turn on t

Almond Sandwich Cakes with Lemon & Mascarpone

Any reason to bake is good enough for me, and the royal wedding is what I consider a GREAT reason! I remember huddling around the computer with my roommates when Kate and William were married, and it was so much fun. I loved it! Her dress, the beautiful church, the parades etc. I couldn’t get enough of it. I even bought all of the special magazines they had out for it on the newsstands. I didn’t really have any reason to be SO excited for their day except for having an Englis

Favorite Focaccia

Growing up in Italy, I had a few go-to foods I loved. I can think of specific dishes I would eat over and over. Back then I wasn’t as excited about food, it kept me alive, and I liked the taste of it, but that was pretty much the extent of it all. I would order my go-to meals in restaurants and stores because I knew I liked them and I didn’t want to risk getting something “okay”. I was a teenager, so I can’t say I regret it. With most things in life you go through seasons, i

My Edible Cookie Dough

Here’s a cheeky, quick weekend recipe for you! Edible cookie dough. We always hear how you “can’t eat raw cookie dough” and usually I ignore that and just do it anyway, but one of my friends recently asked if I had an edible cookie dough recipe. I didn’t, but it really got my gears going and I decided to try some recipes out. Out of those tests, I found my go-to edible cookie dough. The best thing about it is it’s just the right amount for one or two people! You don’t have to

Birthday Cake Babka

Babka. Funfetti. Orange cake. Those are a few of my favorite things *cue Julie Andrews*! Babka: It all started a long time ago growing up watched Seinfeld. I LOVE Seinfeld. I could watch it over and over and never get bored of it. My favorite episode is “The Dinner Party” where the gang is headed to a party and stop to pick up wine and babka on the way. I watched the episode again as an adult few years ago and became obsessed with babka, I made it a few times and loved it. I

Spiced, Sweet Pretzel Bites

Soft Pretzels are nostalgic for me. Some associate them with baseball games, or the cinema but I think of Austria every time I eat one. I spent my teenage years in Northeastern Italy and my family would make the four-hour trip from our home to Salzburg, Austria a couple times each year. I love that city with my whole heart. Of all the places I have travelled, it is the one I always want to return to. There is amazing music, food, people, history and scenery there and I could