Sticky Buns

Sticky buns have been one of our favorite desserts for ages. We’ve had them from a delicious place at the beach, local bakeries after Sunday church, and grilled and then topped with ice cream at Penn State. That’s a pretty delicious way to eat them, but we only have had “grilled stickies” a couple times…

Grilled Ratatouille Muffaletta Sandwich

Our family has a subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine, and the two of us and our mom love it because it has beautiful things in it- gorgeous fashion tips, classy decor, and pictures with the most golden light you ever saw. They also make whipping up a fancy 3-course meal complete with a decorated tables…

Nectarine Galette

What is your favorite summer dessert? For myself (Leah), I would have  to say ice cream. I usually eat my ice cream either plain or loaded up with as many toppings as possible. However, I occasionally get a craving for a fruit-based dessert like a cobbler  or a pie- I’m not a huge fan of…

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

The two of us and cinnamon swirl bread go way back. As we have mentioned before on multiple occasions, our mom didn’t really buy processed treats frequently when we were little. This was one of our few store bought “treats.” Toasted with a little butter, it was always perfect. The past few years neither of…

Key Lime Pie

Sorry about the ugly uneven crust! I promise it wasn’t like that originally; unfortunately, this was the last slice in the pan and it had gotten knocked around a bit and got broken. But it still tasted great! Who doesn’t love a good slice of pie? My guess is no one, and anyone who thinks…

Spicy Poblano Burgers with Pickled Red Onions and Chipotle Cream Sauce

It’s about time that we put a burger recipe on our blog! Perfect time, too- just in time for summer grilling season. Despite what our blog might look like, we both appreciate a good burger now and then. If you are wondering, our favorite is a grilled burger topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, and…

White Chocolate-Mango Muffins

When summer rolls around, muffins don’t generally come to peoples’ minds, mostly because no one feels like turning on the oven in the heat unless they have to (like for a birthday cake or some last-minute brownies/chocolate chip cookies that are suddenly necessary). Well, turn on your ovens, friends, because these muffins are amazing. While…

Spicy Bean Burrito

I recently watched Julie & Julia for the first time, which is surprising considering it came out 4 years ago and it is a movie about cooking. While I wasn’t a huge fan of Julie (whiny and overly obsessed with Julia Child), I enjoyed the movie as a whole because Julia Child was pretty funny….

Strawberry Lime Cupcakes

Leah and I arrived home from a school retreat on Friday, and our mom bought some cupcakes, a very rare occurrence in our house. They  were lemon with raspberry frosting and quite delicious, although we ate so much junk at the retreat that cupcakes weren’t the best choice ever! Our little brother dropped his on…

Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Pound cake is a favorite in our family.  It’s the ideal cake- rich and dense with buttery vanilla flavor that needs no icing and requires minimal effort. Normally a basic pound cake is all that we make (although we occasionally stir in some chocolate chips) but every now and then it’s fun to make something…

S’more Granola Bars

Is it just us, or are most store-bought granola bars not that good? Some are waaaay too sweet, and there are others that taste like you are eating a bar of oats and nuts only (well, you kind of are). Most of them have some serious texture problems too. Super crunchy, or fall-apart soft. Yuck….

Caprese Pasta Salad

When I first became truly interested in cooking and trying out recipes from cookbooks, my favorite thing to make was super easy: a caprese sandwich that was from a Swedish cookbook, weirdly enough. It consisted of a ciabatta bun topped with a thin layer of mayonnaise (I know, not really a traditional caprese flavor), lettuce,…