Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons

Both of us love cheesecake; in our opinion, it’s one of the best desserts ever- a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth, creamy filling, and if we’re lucky, a strawberry or cherry sauce on top. However, we have only made it once because it’s just a little bit unhealthy and requires a lot of ingredients….

San Francisco!

Gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach! We recently returned from an absolutely wonderful trip to San Francisco and the surrounding region. The weather was perfect the entire time: cloudless skies and mid 70s each day! We packed in as many things as possible during the trip, since we likely won’t be…

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

When we were younger, we (especially Celine) loved Starbucks’ crumb cake. Who could blame us? It was a yellow cake topped with a thick layer of crumb topping and powdered sugar. While we don’t really eat baked goods from Starbucks too frequently anymore, we did want to make some coffee cake. This recipe isn’t really…

Brownies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting

We’ve mentioned our Latin class before, when we made these pumpkin cupcakes. However, we didn’t mention that our class really loves food and to bring in treats for everyone. Hey, in the words of one of our friends, just call Latin class AP lunch! Don’t worry, we do work in that class too, like read…

Roast Chicken Soft Tacos with Cilantro Cream

Do you like crunchy-shell tacos or soft tortilla tacos? Our family’s standard tacos usually involve crunchy shells, spicy beef, refried beans, cheese, and lettuce. They are tasty, but sometimes Leah and I like to mix things up a bit and branch out! This past Saturday we were in the mood for something light, fresh, and…

Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Muffins

Spring is finally here,and we have less than two months of school left! We have been starting to see recipes with fresh fruit popping up all over the internet and got in the mood to do some spring baking ourselves.ย  We decided to make use of some ricotta in the fridge and make these delicious…

Spinoccoli Pizza

This pizza has been on our to-make list (well, 8 page document of recipe links…) for quite a while now. We finally got around to making it as one of our last vegetarian meals for Lent. It turned out to be spectacular, ranking up there with Grandma pizza (please, please make this as soon as…

Triple Onion Dip

Onion dip has a kind of bad reputation sometimes. It’s usually one of those fattening dips (such as queso, cold spinach dip, veggie dip, etc.) that involves lots of mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese, the heart attack trifecta that makes dips shockingly addictive when paired with a few mix-ins and a big bowl of…

Blackberry Pie Bars

There are sometimes recipes that we see, are immediately inspired to make, and miraculously have all the ingredients on hand. This was one of those happy occasions! We didn’t do any baking all week since we are cutting back a little bit before our trip to California that is coming up (more information underneath the…

Mint Brownies

These brownies are possibly the best you will ever eat, unless you have an ardent hatred for mint! The ganache and the mint frosting (or “mint ice cream,” according to our 7-year-old little brother. We didn’t correct him because it was too funny!) make an almost melt-in-your-mouth topping for the fudgy brownie underneath. Basically, these…

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

We’ve never been to Chicago before, so the deep-dish pizza we’ve been limited to has been from Uno Chicago Grill. It is pretty yummy, but it is super expensive for the amount of pizza that you get. Also, never, ever look up the nutrition facts like we did. It will ruin you for their pizza…