Baby Bluebird Cupcakes

Happy almost Easter, everyone! Sorry we haven’t shared any spring-related recipes prior to this; we’re not very good about planning ahead so we generally do any holiday baking on, or the day before, the holiday. But we do have these to share, and they are quite possibly the cutest cupcakes ever (or at least the…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Roasted Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

If there’s anything better than tortilla chips with cheese dip, it’s pretzels. And when you take warm-out-of-the-oven homemade soft pretzels and pair them with a spicy and cheesy sauce, you have something monumental, and we are here to tell you about it. Roasting jalapeno peppers brings out the best of their flavor, and they are…

Coconut Cream Pie

Right now, you are looking at one of the best pies ever: coconut cream pie. All pies are good, especially cream ones, but this one really takes the cake (or pie…) in our opinion. Honestly, how can you say no to a crispy, buttery crust filled with an addictive coconut- vanilla bean filling, a cloud…

Spicy Shrimp Po’boys

Po’boys are not something that those of us hailing from places other than the south are usually familiar with. Originating in Louisiana, they usually contain meat or shrimp and are served on a nice piece of French baguette. The origin of the name is disputed, but all can agree that this sort of sandwich is…

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Believe it or not, neither of us like plain marshmallows! Some of you may be shocked by that, but there’s something about the slightly rubbery texture that’s off-putting. We sure like rice crispy treats (who doesn’t?) because they’re chewy, crispy, and sweet all in one bite- basically perfection. Well, these are the kind of marshmallows…

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

To be honest, our favorite kinds of cookies are the simple ones. Chocolate chip cookies are a given; dessert perfection in one cookie. Peanut butter and sugar cookies are another reason that we think simple is better. Why fix what’s not broken, right? However, it’s always fun to try something new, especially when making them…

Ricotta Gnocchi with Kale Pesto

Gnocchi is one of my (Celine) favorite foods. A restaurant nearby sells amazing gnocchi with shrimp, almonds, marinara, and basil. The gnocchi are tender and delicious, the sauce and shrimp are flavorful, and it is just a spectacular meal! Generally, gnocchi is made with potato and uses a ricer, which we don’t own (although Smitten…

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Yes, we are still giving up meat for Lent, but by technicality fasting is not required on Sundays. Besides, we were just really tired of eating hummus or guacamole for every meal! We took advantage of this opportunity and made what caught both of our eyes this week- a salad topped with buffalo chicken and…

Cherry Meringue Torte

Tomorrow is Pi day! And what better to celebrate with than a unique pie? Obviously, this isn’t traditional pie, but it still counts. This torte has a walnut meringue “crust,” a homemade cherry filling, and some freshly whipped cream on top. Yum! It actually comes from a cookbook that our grandmother used, so it’s definitely…

Honey-Cinnamon Scones

Here’s another reason for us to buy the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook! These macarons were the first reason, and now these! Well, it’s safe to say if we every find ourselves near a Bouchon Bakery, we will be making a stop, because these scones are really truly delicious. The texture is cakey and tender on the…

Roasted Eggplant Pizza

Sometimes what we make is based off of what sounds particularly great at the moment (usually guacamole or cookies!), but other times it’s based on what we have to cook with. When faced with an eggplant that didn’t particularly appeal to us, we thought that maybe is could be improved by roasting it and putting…

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce

Bread pudding kind of seems like an unassuming dessert, kind of the ugly duckling of the dessert world. Sure, it’s not the prettiest of treats, but it’s such a homey dessert, with its warm spices and rustic appearance. And it actually tastes great too. A delicious slurry of brown sugar, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, and eggs…