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Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes

Amidst the chaos outside our doors, we can find solace in good food. In this case, that means bite-sized funfetti cheesecakes. Quite frankly, one of my favorite pastimes is eating. However, with gyms closed, I am still watching what I eat (most of the time, wink wink.) I am taking this new abundance of time …

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Almond Oat Crumble

We can all agree that these are unsettling and unprecedented times. There is no answer or resolution in sight, but what we can do is listen to the experts and political leaders, and stay sheltered in our homes, away from others. We’ve been quarantined in our apartment since Saturday. California is taking lead with our “shelter …

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all love cookies. So, a cookie that’s made just a little bit healthier is ideal for those of us who want more than just one. I have not been baking as much as I would like because we are trying to cut back on the sugary treats. This cookie recipe made things easier for …

Mocha Almond Balls

Mocha Almond Balls

Cookie season is almost through, Christmas is upon us. Though I’ve already finished my holiday cookie baking, granted that I had to get them in the mail before it was too late, I have a quick easy recipe for those of you who are last-minute bakers. With Thanksgiving so late this year, this holiday season …

Caramel Apple Rice Krispy Treats

Caramel Apple Pecan Rice Krispy Treats

I’ve always been a big fan of homemade rice krispy treats. I could legitimately eat an entire tray of them. And the same goes for these caramel apple pecan rice krispy treats. The flavor combination of these treats is so utterly satisfying. My guy and I finished a full tray of these within a couple …

Quick and Easy Caramel Sauce

Quick and Easy Caramel Sauce

  Thanksgiving is around the corner; time to start finishing dessert plans. This quick and easy caramel is the perfect accompaniment to any pie or fall flavored dessert. It would be perfect with a warm slice of apple pie a la mode with vanilla ice cream. It can be made ahead of time and kept …

Pumpkin Yogurt Coffee Cake with Spiced Whipped Cream

Well Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I am not even sure what kind of pies I want to make this year. What I do know, is that I am definitely in the mood to decorate my apartment with all things Christmas. Usually I wait until after Thanksgiving, but that might not be the case this …

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaves

Three cheers for fall flavors! Like most, the holiday season is my favorite time for baking; pies in November and cookies in December, and everything else in between. I adore the spicy cinnamon blends that accompany apple, pumpkin, and pecan goods. It’s all so comforting and soul-warming. These mini pumpkin bread loaves were my first …

Goat Cheese Scallion Scones

Maybe it’s just me, but I cannot believe it is already mid-October. I’ve barely reconciled with the fact that its autumn which means apple and pumpkin everything. As of now, I have only baked one recipe with pumpkin, so naturally, I feel a bit behind given that I have so many recipes I would like …

Logic

Chewy, Crispy, or Cakey – What defines the texture of a cookie?

  We all have a favorite type of chocolate chip cookie. For me, it’s chewy. Baking is chemistry. The ratio and use of certain ingredients define the final product. The chemical reaction between flour, sugar, and fat paired cohesively with the oven temperature and baking time determine the texture and appearance of a cookie. Cookies …