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Weekend Hit List: City Bakery, La Esquina and a Karen Walker Dress

  Hold up. Before we dig our heels into this week, can we just give this weekend a round of applause forView full post »

Holiday Baking: Peppermint Bark Brownies

One of my all-time favorite holiday traditions is Christmas Eve baking. I actually find Christmas Eve to be theView full post »

Last Minute Holiday Baking: Chocolate Brownies Cookies

  It’s the weekend before the holiday and you have last-minute guests coming to your house. PanicView full post »

Chocolate Baking: Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Frosting

Here it is, another birthday. Another year passing on the calendar. And can I just say hi excited I am to be working myView full post »

dessert apple

On Taking Risks

I’ve got a lot floating around on my mind, from recent adventures and most importantly, from reading LuisaView full post »

new york doughnuts

New York Diary: Let’s Do Dough

I have kind of become a doughnut connoisseur since moving to New York, which is strange since I wasn’t aView full post »


On the joys of Blueberry Pie

You guys, it hit over the weekend that summer is nearly over. OVER. As in, it’s officially almost August and theView full post »

blueberry bars

Blueberry-Filled Pie Bars

When I picture summer, I picture these bars. Simple, colorful, messy, juicy. That’s summer to me. Sure, IView full post »


Fresh Strawberry Scones

I have this trait, a personality flaw that I’m starting to realize. I do favors. A lot. For others. It canView full post »


Pretzels Make Life Better

I’m sure after a rather decadent weekend which included both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby the last thingView full post »


Snickerdoodle Cake

When it comes down to it, I’m a sucker for good ole simple cake. I try to embrace the fancy stuff but you knowView full post »

raspberry bread

Then and Now

I was wandering through the packed streets of SoHo last weekend, laughing and shopping with friends when a wave ofView full post »

New York Diary: Doughnut Plant

When friends or family come into town, I make it a point take them to the well-revered mecca of fried dough, theView full post »

peanut butter banana bread

Feast on this Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Everyday  I have this moment-of-truth thought. It’s like a mini awakening that happens literally everydayView full post »

vanilla cupcakes

Old Fashioned Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The test of a true cookbook is in the cupcake. Cookbooks can offer pastries, pies, tarts, cookies, and, moreView full post »