Rhubarb Upside-Down Spice Cake

The very first time I had rhubarb, Leah and I were about ten years old and we were at a family reunion sometime in the summer. One of our aunts, who happens to be a wonderful cook, made a strawberry-rhubarb crisp. At the time I’d never eatenΒ rhubarb before. I’m not sure what prompted me to…

Black Bean Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Avocado

One of the best things about spending more time in the kitchen over the years is gaining a more expanded view of traditional meals. Growing up, our mom made regular ground beef tacos frequently, which are good, but there is a whole world of tacos out there to be explored. We’ve made a few different…

Ultimate Birthday Cake

Remember that decadent dessert we promised? Well, here it is! We don’t really make big layer cakes all that frequently because when we do, we like to go all out. A few weeks ago, I ordered The Sweetapolita Bakebook, and the first time I flipped through the book, I almost passed over this cake. Based…

Funfetti Rice Krispie Treats

Two weeks from now, freshman year of college will be OVER. I feel really bittersweet about it; on one hand, it will be awesome to be done with academic work for three months, but this place has become a second home over the past eight months. I’ve made so many memories here, met tons of…

Italian Chopped Salad

It’s been so quiet around here lately, hasn’t it? Celine and I just got back from college Wednesday night after having been away since January. Perk of going to a Catholic college: you get a few days off from school around Easter! The last few months have been busy so it’s been great to be…

Our Favorite Recipes of 2014

It’s a few days late now, but Happy New Year! These are some of our favorite recipes that we made in 2014. Of course we made many more dishes that were not blogged about (or were blogged about in previous years), but of the ones we posted, these are the very best. We ended the…

Crackers topped with Brie and Blackberry Compote

It’s only fairly recently that I (Leah) discovered that I actually like brie, especially brie and fruit (probably thanks to these sandwiches). Since I’m not a huge fan of cheese, I kind of turned my nose up at cheese paired with fruit when I was little. However, I have luckily realized that creamy, slightly salty…

Nutella Frosting

I can’t believe that the first week of August is over! This summer has been flying by, and we’ll be leaving for college in 18 short days. 18 days is not enough time to buy everything we need and, of course, cook our way through our “make-before-college” list. Well, hopefully everything that needs to get…

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Leah and I were browsing in Williams-Sonoma recently (which we shamelessly acknowledge is our favorite store) and happened upon Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. It looked fabulous, and we’d heard great things about the book. We were out of cash at the moment since it was our last stop at the mall, but you…

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

If you’re looking for a gluten-free cookie that doesn’t require expensive or difficult-to-find flour substitutions, you’ve come to the right place! These cookies are super fudgy, with chewy-crisp edges. The sea salt brings them over the top. The beauty about these cookies really is the pure chocolate flavor that comes through. They reminded us of…

2013’s Best Recipes

Happy New Year! It’s been a great year over here on We Like Two Cook. Thank you all so much for stopping by and reading. Since our blog is fairly small, we truly appreciate everyone who checks out what we are posting. We’ve enjoyed a lot of really amazing food in our house this year,…