Orange Sorbet

Even in the winter, it’s great to have something refreshing sometimes. We love regular ice cream, but we also like to cut back on fat intake too (and especially during Lent, it’s a good time to cut back!). We had a bunch of oranges on the counter, so we made sorbet. It fit the bill…

Crunchy Maple Coconut Granola

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook has yet another winner in this granola! Most of the time we (or our mom) have made homemade granola, it tasted good but wasn’t super crunchy. This one definitely is. The secret to giving it its crunchiness is an egg white, something that sounds weird in granola but actually makes it…

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachios are the one type of nut (other than honey roasted peanuts) that we enjoy eating plain. Our dad introduced us to them when we were younger, and we’ve always liked them. Well, one day, we were sitting around thinking of recipes and thought of pistachio white chocolate chunk cookies! This quickly evolved into shortbread,…

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls

A couple of weeks ago, we went to the nearby city for the weekend with our school for a Model UN conference (kind of nerdy, we know, but it was fun. Well, at least it was fun walking around the city to shop and eating basically all meals at restaurants!). Out of all the great…

Fudge Sauce Two Ways

Once you’ve tried one (or both) of these fudge sauces, you’ll never go back to the store-bought kind. On the left is a classic hot fudge sauce, and on the right is a vanilla bean white chocolate fudge sauce that tastes sort of like marshmallow topping. Both are crazily delicious and go well over a…

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Yep, this happened, and it was awesome. We have been looking for an opportunity to make these, but couldn’t justify the copious amounts of butter and sugar involved. Well, I (Leah) wanted to bring in food for my lunch table for the day before Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, and that served as the ideal way to…

Almond Tea Cakes filled with Jam

Say hello to a very elegant Valentine’s Day treat that is perfect for enjoying with a hot cup of tea. These popped out to us recently in our Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book. The question is, why on earth did we wait several years to make these? They may possible win the prize for the most…

Chicken Ranch Pizza

Until now, we hadn’t tried any unique pizza recipes. However, we remedied that this weekend by trying chicken ranch pizza! We are Catholic, so every year we give something up for Lent. This year, we are challenging ourselves by giving up meat. Since Lent starts Wednesday, we only have a few more days to eat…

Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes

We’ve been having a light dusting of snow every couple of days for the past week or two. While it’s pretty, couldn’t it snow enough to give us a two hour delay or a day off? Everyone keeps getting their hopes up for nothing! So, when the weather is kind of icky, what better time…

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

No doubt you have likely had a Lofthouse sugar cookie- super soft with a very thick layer of frosting. It’s weird that they are hard to resist, because if you think about it, a) they couldn’t be faker tasting and b) how do they manage to look so pale even after being baked? Well, these…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Our favorite foods at parties usually involve the appetizer table, specifically the dips. What can we say? Dips are always yummy (except some pesto hummus we made a few weeks ago that tasted like grass…disgusting). Spinach dip has always been one of our favorites. Looking for a great spinach dip recipe? Look no further! This…

Oatmeal Muffins

This is the time of year where nearly every blog has Superbowl recipes plastered over its front page, boasting cheesy dips, sliders, and two-bite treats that probably taste as awesome as they look. Regretfully, we aren’t planning on making any game day appetizers until Sunday, but we can assure you that those recipes will be…