Take-Home Chocolate Cake

How to make the perfect chocolate cake: Purchase Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s new cookbook, Sweet. This cookbook is a work of art. Alluring exotic fruits and colors splash and ripple across each page, but if you are not in the mood for a fruit dessert, you might be in the mood for the dark…

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are no strangers to chocolate chip cookies–over the years since we first started baking, we’ve tried out so many recipes. A freshly baked chocolate chip cookie is probably both of our favorite desserts, and our younger brothers are equally obsessed! Our favorite everyday recipes include, more recently, this and, formerly, this;  both are great. Sometimes, though,…

Rhubarb Upside-Down Spice Cake

The very first time I had rhubarb, Leah and I were about ten years old and we were at a family reunion sometime in the summer. One of our aunts, who happens to be a wonderful cook, made a strawberry-rhubarb crisp. At the time I’d never eaten rhubarb before. I’m not sure what prompted me to…

Magical Paris, Magical Food

As usually happens, it’s been far too long since we’ve found the time to write a blog post. As we begin to approach the last days of junior year, things just seem to continue getting busier! But we haven’t forgotten our love for food and cooking, of course. We’re both looking forward to having kitchens in our…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Our brother Luke turns sweet 16 during the first week of September, and since we’ll be away at college on the actual day, we decided to celebrate early with an ultra-sweet dessert. After looking through our many cookbooks and baking books, he gave a pretty low-maintenance request: something with chocolate and peanut butter. We’d had…

Liège Waffles

Leah and I were first officially introduced to Belgian liège waffles at a restaurant in Boston called Saus, which specializes in Belgian waffles and fries with a variety of sauces and toppings. It’s one of our favorite places to go, but when we aren’t at school there is a serious lack of these caramelized, crunchy,…

Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

One of our favorite meals ever!  We’re not vegetarian, but we have a lot of fun cooking vegetable-based meals for our family. We lucked out because our parents and 2/4 brothers eat everything we make, and the boys don’t complain about having meat-free dinners. For us, one of our favorite parts about cooking vegetarian is…

Berry-topped Buttermilk Cake

Ever since we made a wedding cake last summer, we’ve been meaning to blog about the buttermilk cake recipe we used. It’s by far our favorite cake recipe, not only because it is superbly delicious (because it really is!), but also because it holds up well to frostings and fillings and slices like a dream….

Chocolate Silk Pie

Dusting off the blog again…there, that’s better! We didn’t mean to go a month without posting, but it’s inevitable when your brothers graduate high school and then the rest of your family moves an hour and a half away (we’re staying in our area for now to work, but we’ll join them in mid-August before…

Raspberry Lemon Bars

You may have noticed before that we love the raspberry and lemon combination! Maybe it’s partially the fact that maroon and gold are our school colors, but the delicious sweet, tart, fresh taste is probably what keeps us coming back. These bars in particular are probably one of our all-time favorite desserts. The filling is…

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Corn, and Tomato

We’re home for the summer and back in the kitchen! This semester went by far too quickly…it’s so strange to think that we began this blog at the onset of our junior year of high school, and now we’ll be college juniors in the fall. We’re approaching our 4-year blog anniversary (we need to bake…

Shakshuka

(iPhone shot from our Instagram. Characteristically, I accidentally left my real camera at school over Easter break!) Long time, no post! Despite the radio silence here over the last few months, we’ve still been enjoying great food and cooking whenever we get the chance (which, since we live in dorms without kitchens at school, isn’t…