Cranberry Bread

Hurricane Sandy is finally here, and earned us a four-day weekend! As long as our power stays on, we’re not complaining (although we have it really lucky; some folks who are in the path of the storm more in NJ and NY are losing more than their electricity, which is so sad). What better time…

Peach Pound Cake

You might be wondering why we made a pound cake with peaches in it in October, instead of something normal and seasonal like apple pie. Well, we’ve had some chopped peaches that our grandmother froze for us about a month ago, when the peaches were getting overripe. Finally we had a chance to pull the…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

High school has been an annoying interference in blog posting- we’ve got lots of recipes on our “To-try” list but basically no time to make or photograph them (our math grades are more important, unfortunately!). While these cookies are certainly far from inventive or creative, they are one of our favorite things to make and…

Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping

With fall officially here, it is again acceptable to make anything and everything that contains pumpkin. Every year, and not just during fall, sometimes during winter, we make pumpkin bread/muffins. Usually, we use a different recipe each time because while all we have tried are good, none are spectacular. So when we decided to make…

Blondies

Yesterday we made a batch of these and some beautiful cheesecake brownies to sell at a bake sale at our school today. The sad thing is that all of the blondies and the brownies sold before we could even get one ourselves! So, after we took the PSATs today (who invented them anyway? Obviously whoever…

Lemon Layer Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

For our not-so-little little brothers’ 15th birthday (yes, we have fraternal twin brothers), they requested this lemon cake. Or, we suggested this cake because it looked so good and they knew better than to disagree! The bad lighting doesn’t do this cake justice; it is one of the best cakes we’ve ever made. There is…

Pumpkin Praline Waffles

Our aunt recently sent us the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion cookbook. When looking through it, these waffles stood out and we finally got around to making them! And they were not a disappointment.ย ย These pumpkin waffles, paired with warm cinnamon maple syrup, butter, and a couple of slices of bacon, are a wonderful breakfast treat!…

Thumbprint Cookies

If you are searching for an easy, yet delicious and impressive dessert to make, look no further! These yummy little cookies are super fast to make (they are basically shortbread cookies) and can be filled with any filling you want, depending on the occasion. While we kept ours simple on the outside, the cookies can…

Hummus and Whole Wheat Pita Bread

If you are used to eating hummus from a supermarket, and have never had the homemade variety, you are truly missing out! Homemade hummus has a much fresher taste and is highly adaptable. The best part is that it can be made in less then 15 minutes, which is probably less then the time it…

Grandma Pizza

We don’t know who Grandma is, nor did we invent the name of this pizza, but whoever she is, she should be proud of this pizza! It’s wonderful, and it proves you don’t absolutely need a pizza stone to make good pizza at home (that being said, we still want a pizza stone and for…

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce

After a long week of school, sometimes a relaxing Saturday morning with pancakes is necessary. We’ve been wanting to make these since Joy over at Joy the Baker first posted about them, so they were the perfect thing to make. It doesn’t get any better than these light and fluffy, lemony pancakes with sweet-tart blackberry…

Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish and Avocado Cream Sauce

You don’t have to be a vegetarian or someone super-obsessed with healthy eating all the time to enjoy this (because we definitely are not!)- you only have to love a delicious meal, and these black bean patties certainly fit the bill. These may not look like anything special, because let’s face it, they are not…