Savory Tomato Challah Bread

My father is an avid gardener, spending countless hours every year harvesting a variety of vegetables. This means that our family is gifted with treats like fresh basil and my favorite — fresh tomatoes!! This bounty comes in so fast and furious that we often end up scratching our heads wondering what we can cook…

Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

Once again, I had the honor of making the cake for our local Marine Corps Birthday Ball. This year’s cake was a tall order, serving 120 people. Being mom to a 6 week old baby doesn’t leave much time for baking fun, so I decided to use a few techniques to try to simplify this cake:

#TBT: Mirror Glaze Cake

I haven’t done too much baking while pregnant (much more eating than baking!), but a few months ago for Father’s Day, I decided to try out a mirror glaze for the very first time. These drool-worthy, vibrantly colored glazes have taken over Instagram as the latest craze and I couldn’t resist giving it a try.

Chocolate Almond Cake with Sugared Cranberries

I like to stretch out the holiday season as long as possible, so when my dad needed a dessert to take to a January holiday party, I immediately knew what I had to make! I’d been carrying around this Chocolate Almond Cake recipe that I tore out of the Food Network Magazine in December 2015, but hadn’t had an opportunity to make it yet.

Gingerbread Challah

Coming off the success of my Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread, I decided to leap headfirst into a tantalizing gingerbread challah, the perfect Hanukkah/Christmas Eve combo for my multicultural family. Infused with all the traditional gingerbread flavors–nutmeg, cinnamon, and molasses–this bread is a warm, spicy treat. P+P Tip: Transform this Gingerbread Challah into challah french toast….

Orange Cranberry Walnut Bread

I consider myself a fairly confident baker, but bread has always made me quake in my boots! Past attempts at braided Easter bread or challah bread haven’t gone as planned. I find myself watching the yeast bubble up or rise, just as someone would watch a boiling pot of water. When I came across a…

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

I am an animal lover with two rambunctious kittens named Gidget and Clementine, who destroy our house, but make up for it in purrs and affection. That said, I’ve wanted to make homemade dog treats for quite some time now. With Christmas upon us, I decided to take my first foray into canine cookies as…

Christmas Scones (Vanilla Bean, Nutmeg & Rosemary)

You may have noticed that I’ve been on a holiday baking kick. I truly look forward to December every year so that I can try out new recipes and techniques. When I came across this recipe that literally warned against making these scones, because they’re just. that. addictive., I knew I had to try it!…