Baking

Brown Butter Cider Doughnuts

Brown Butter Cider Doughnuts

Last Fall, the Sailor and I were out and about one day, killing time before we were set to meet up with some friends for drinks and a bite to eat. It was a gorgeous, classic Fall day in Boston — the air was crisp, […]

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

I always feel weird around my birthday. Every year the whole thing seems a bit silly as I predictably become sheepish and awkward when all the attention turns to me for no reason other than the fact that I was born on that day.  I’m […]

Salted Dark Chocolate Fudge

Salted Dark Chocolate Fudge

Ah, chocolate. Sweet, nutty, beautiful chocolate.  It’s everyone’s favorite, right? It’s the ultimate delicacy, rich and indulgent, and it just makes you so happy. Especially my family. For us, chocolate is more than just the chocolate itself — it’s a part of our roots.  Generations […]

Peach Blackberry Crisp

Peach Blackberry Crisp

I call my husband sailor. For anyone that knows him, it’s not hard to figure out why. He is, in fact, a sailor — he served in the Coast Guard, loves sailing, and if he had his choice of anything or being on the water, he’d […]

Chard, Leek, and Feta Quiche

Chard, Leek, and Feta Quiche

January is the worst. I’m sorry, it just is. Without the holidays to blur the sharp glare of winter, January is like that first week back in the office after a month-long tropical vacation. The good times are over. There’s nothing to look forward to. […]

Norwegian Berlinerkranser Cookies

Norwegian Berlinerkranser Cookies

Ah, Christmas Eve. It might just be the best day of the year. Somehow, it even beats out Christmas Day. In my family, it’s a day of peace. The presents are wrapped, the long trek from Boston to Pennsylvania is behind me, and happy anticipation […]

Maple Almond Spice Cookies

Maple Almond Spice Cookies

You guys! It’s here! The final countdown. Christmas Eve is just one week away. And I’m finally ready. Presents are purchased and wrapped. Tree is up and decorated. Travel plans are made. Twinkle lights are absolutely everywhere. And these cookies are currently sitting happily in […]

Pecan-Crusted Pumpkin Pie

Pecan-Crusted Pumpkin Pie

Yeah yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Uh, aren’t you a little late? No one cares about pumpkin pie anymore.” I get it. Thanksgiving was last week, and everyone’s had their fill of creamy pumpkin deliciousness. Or so you think. I’m bucking tradition. No pumpkin […]

Moxie Bars

Moxie Bars

Sometimes, what seem to be the simplest things are the most elusive.  Sleep, for example.  It’s a basic human function. People do it on the subway, standing up. My cats do it for 20 hours a day. My brother can pretty much do it on […]

Perfect Brownie Bites

Perfect Brownie Bites

To be honest, I’m not much of a Halloween girl. I used to be, of course, when I was a kid. I was a princess, and the lion from the Wizard of Oz, and a sassy pirate. My dad would wear a ridiculous monster mask […]