Magical Paris, Magical Food

As usually happens, it’s been far too long since we’ve found the time to write a blog post. As we begin to approach the last days of junior year, things just seem to continue getting busier! But we haven’t forgotten our love for food and cooking, of course. We’re both looking forward to having kitchens in our…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Our brother Luke turns sweet 16 during the first week of September, and since we’ll be away at college on the actual day, we decided to celebrate early with an ultra-sweet dessert. After looking through our many cookbooks and baking books, he gave a pretty low-maintenance request: something with chocolate and peanut butter. We’d had…

Liège Waffles

Leah and I were first officially introduced to Belgian liège waffles at a restaurant in Boston called Saus, which specializes in Belgian waffles and fries with a variety of sauces and toppings. It’s one of our favorite places to go, but when we aren’t at school there is a serious lack of these caramelized, crunchy,…

Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

One of our favorite meals ever!  We’re not vegetarian, but we have a lot of fun cooking vegetable-based meals for our family. We lucked out because our parents and 2/4 brothers eat everything we make, and the boys don’t complain about having meat-free dinners. For us, one of our favorite parts about cooking vegetarian is…

Berry-topped Buttermilk Cake

Ever since we made a wedding cake last summer, we’ve been meaning to blog about the buttermilk cake recipe we used. It’s by far our favorite cake recipe, not only because it is superbly delicious (because it really is!), but also because it holds up well to frostings and fillings and slices like a dream….

Chocolate Silk Pie

Dusting off the blog again…there, that’s better! We didn’t mean to go a month without posting, but it’s inevitable when your brothers graduate high school and then the rest of your family moves an hour and a half away (we’re staying in our area for now to work, but we’ll join them in mid-August before…

Raspberry Lemon Bars

You may have noticed before that we love the raspberry and lemon combination! Maybe it’s partially the fact that maroon and gold are our school colors, but the delicious sweet, tart, fresh taste is probably what keeps us coming back. These bars in particular are probably one of our all-time favorite desserts. The filling is…

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Corn, and Tomato

We’re home for the summer and back in the kitchen! This semester went by far too quickly…it’s so strange to think that we began this blog at the onset of our junior year of high school, and now we’ll be college juniors in the fall. We’re approaching our 4-year blog anniversary (we need to bake…

Shakshuka

(iPhone shot from our Instagram. Characteristically, I accidentally left my real camera at school over Easter break!) Long time, no post! Despite the radio silence here over the last few months, we’ve still been enjoying great food and cooking whenever we get the chance (which, since we live in dorms without kitchens at school, isn’t…

Caprese Skewers with Garlic Crostini

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a great 2015 and is looking forward to the new opportunities and adventures of 2016! While neither of us are the most ardent New Year’s resolution-ers, we always have the goal of eating more mindfully, particularly fresh food (sometimes this goal is achieved better than at other…

Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

(Please excuse the picture quality! My beloved camera’s memory card slot is sadly broken, so in the meantime while I decide to fix/replace it, I’m just using my phone. This pic is from our Instagram account.) Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Leah and I are home from school after a busy and productive semester. We are thrilled…

We Made a Wedding Cake!

Say hello to our biggest baking project so far! Our dad referred to it as our magnum opus. About a month ago, some family friends approached us to see if we’d be interested in making their wedding cake. We jumped at the opportunity- even though we probably should’ve considered the amount of work involved first!…