Cooking What I Like With Love

Category: Baking

Perfect Brownies

Perfect Brownies

I’m obviously a serious brownie lover. There is just something about that gooey, cakey, chewy, crispy texture that I love. I used to swear by Ruth Reichl’s Art Park Brownies, but they were actually too rich and fudgy not to mention they were insanely labor intensive. The […]

Finnish Blueberry Pie

Finnish Blueberry Pie

It’s hard to say why you pick a recipe. Sometimes, someone asks you to make a specific thing, because they’re craving it or they had something like it at a restaurant. Sometimes, it’s something you’ve had before and want to find a better way to […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

I’ve been obsessed with tomatoes since I was a kid. I actually once ate so many that I ended up at the doctor, who at first thought I had scarlet fever again because I was all red and itchy. But then he asked what I’d […]

Nutella Millionaire’s Shortbread

Nutella Millionaire’s Shortbread

I haven’t posted in awhile because I was celebrating my stepson’s 10th birthday in Virginia. Before I left, I thought about what to make him. He loves a bunch of desserts that I regularly make, but I wanted to surprise him with something special that he’d […]

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

For Mother’s Day, I tested a couple of different recipe ideas for something special for my mom. She’s pretty awesome. She’s funny, smart, kind, and all the things you’d want in a mom. However, she cannot cook. Like, at all really. It’s not that she’s […]

Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Brownies

A friend asked me to bake a dessert for a former co-worker’s birthday. I thought about conversations we’ve had about food (he’s 17 but is really into cooking) and remembered how he said one of his favorite things was the Buckeye candies he makes with […]

Coconut Rum Cake

Coconut Rum Cake

We took the kids to a street fair in Nyack, NY last summer and we had a sample of a Caribbean rum cake from a little stand. We immediately bought three. I’d never had anything like it. Buttery and sweet, moist but fluffy. We could […]

Cinnamon Twist Wreath

Cinnamon Twist Wreath

When we visited a Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in Charlottesville, I was eating a piece of crust and I thought about how the dough had a nice bit of sweetness. Almost like it had a caramelized taste. Because our kids love it so much, I […]