Poached Pear and Almond Tart

Happy Thanksgiving! We are finally getting around to posting a recipe suitable for Thanksgiving- after everyone has already planned their menus. Oh well! As we’ve said before, we don’t cook for holidays in advance just so that we can blog before the holiday (mostly because we are at school all day, have homework all night,…

Strawberry Cake

Hi, everyone! We’re sorry about the week off from posting-we were very busy this past week with activities and homework, so we ran out of time to post. But we have some great recipes for you this week, including this cake: Our 18th birthday was on Thursday! The only wild and crazy thing we plan…

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Let’s talk about things that are ugly. Some things that come into my (Celine) mind are suburban strip malls, rainy slush in the middle of winter, gum on the sidewalk, and the mood inside Congress on a normal day. All bad things, inside and out! But then there are ugly things that are actually good,…

Banana Cake with Brown Butter Icing

This cake may not look like much, but it’s one of the best cakes ever. We’ve been making this banana cake for a while, and usually top it with cream cheese or chocolate frosting, but this time, we made a quick brown butter frosting and it was amazing! (Side note: I just realized we’ve never…

Watermelon Lime Granita

I don’t know about you, but where we live it has not been a hot and sunny summer! We’ve had quite a few humid and rainy days, scattered in with some nice weather, but it’s been 90 degrees only a couple days in the past month or two. So honestly, there has not been so…

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Curd

While pudding is a year-round dessert, this pudding is definitely perfect for summer! The strawberry curd on top of this pudding is like nothing I’ve ever had before, yet it somehow has the familiar texture and faint flavor of lemon curd. It is unbelievably good! The curd would go nicely inside a cupcake, drizzled over…

Raspberry Black and White Cake

This cake is a miracle, and I will tell you why. We had grand plans of making a raspberry mousse filling but ended up with chocolate sour cream frosting. This was unintentional. See, the whipped cream was stabilized with gelatin, which never thickened properly. We went along with the directions, however, but after only a…

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…

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…

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…