Raspberry Lemonade

It has been hot the past few days- I mean 90 degrees kind of hot! So, it’s only appropriate to make a refreshing drink to enjoy while cooling down. Our mom got a giant bag of lemons at Costco the other day, which is stuff mart of real life since you can get everything there…

Vanilla Sheet Cake

Leah and I come from a background of a cooking/food-loving family- yes, we are Italian! Our aunt and uncle own a restaurant, and another aunt worked as a chef and once cooked for Thomas Keller. All of our family gatherings have pretty awesome food, and Leah and I have enjoyed contributing recently as we have…

Jalapeno Cheddar Scones

We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! It’s always fun to have an extra day off from school. This year, we are really lucky because we are still in the midst of our 4-day weekend. Our exam schedule was different this year, and we lucked out with an extra day off! Well, Celine…

Orange Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Neither of us have mentioned on here much, if at all, that we love to read. If I were to be completely honest, I (Celine) like reading better than cooking. That may come as a surprise since I have a cooking blog! Well, during the past couple of weeks in English we spent some time…

Poppy Seed Bagels

We don’t know of any person out there who doesn’t like a good bagel! They are chewy, flavorful, and suitable for nearly any topping.ย  We usually get them from a local place, orย  Manhattan Bagels (an east coast chain that sells surprisingly delicious bagels). Bagels are one food that we have been planning to make…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and chocolate is one of the most important food groups (yes, it is a food group). So logically, the two should go together sometimes! Now, we aren’t saying you should skip out on healthier breakfasts like yogurt, berries, cereal, eggs, or whatever…

Feta, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach Pizza

If you haven’t been able to tell before, we love pizza. If it’s good pizza, we wouldn’t mind eating it every day. It’s always fun to try new variations on the classic pizza (even though that doesn’t need much improvement). So, here is our latest pizza creation: a crisp pizza crust topped with a super…

Double Cookies and Cream Brownies

Ah, yes…junky treats. We all know them. They’re the ones with Funfetti cake mix, chopped up candy bars, and marshmallows. Those items have a list of ingredients a mile long, and go into recipes that claim to have only 3 (cake mix counts as “1” ingredient). We generally avoid those recipes, because frequently they aren’t…

Perfect Breakfast Sandwich

This is one substantial sandwich! We came home starving after taking the SATs, and it made the perfect lunch. What makes this sandwich so good, you ask? Well, it starts with a delicious herb butter with basil, thyme, dill and garlic. It’s pretty great on its own. Then, you add some cheese, an egg cooked…

Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

We are looking forward to a nice Mother’s Day on Sunday! We have been busy all the time and hopefully this will be a nice day to show our mom how much we appreciate her. It doesn’t always show, because during the school week when she picks us up (no licenses yet here, sadly!) and…

Lemon Sugar Cookies

We are both total lemon lovers. Out there in the world, there are the Nutella-obsessed, chocolate obsessed, berry obsessed, vanilla obsessed, caramel obsessed, and of course those of us who just love lemon. Now, we both like any flavor in desserts, as long as the product just tastes good, but for a refreshing treat that…

Soft White Bread

Our mom used to be the quasi- health food junkie type (tuna melts with yogurt instead of mayonnaise, chocolate chip cookies with ground walnuts in them, whole wheat biscuits, etc.). She did- and still sometimes does, when we aren’t overtaking the kitchen- make really yummy homemade cakes, waffles, and muffins, and great soups and lasagna.ย …