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…

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…

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!…

Strawberry Cream Biscuits with Honey Basil Butter

I always try to use up fresh fruit and veggies before they go bad, but sometimes it’s just not possible. That’s why I love recipes using fruits that are past their prime and turning them into something delicious.

Braided Easter Bread

Happy Easter! This year, my mom and I decided to tackle braided Easter bread again. We tried this for the first time last year, but it didn’t rise properly and it was an egg-studded hockey puck. So this year, after two failed tries at proofing the yeast, we finally achieved success! What is it about…

Chipotle Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits

Some days you just need a little kick! After all they sweet desserts I’ve been doing, I wanted to switch it up. These perfectly flaky biscuits are infused with a spicy pepperjack cheese.   Perfect on their own or as the accompaniment to a savory entree, these biscuits hit the spot! The spiciness of the…