Great Pizza

It seems that every time we post here on the blog these days, we lament that it has “been far too long!” The same is true this time around. Senior year has been the biggest whirlwind, but it has also been wonderful and so fun. We are keeping busy spending time with friends, periodically cooking…

Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Hazelnuts

It’s so interesting to consider what people are eating across the world at any given mealtime. Today we had our “main meal” for lunch rather than at dinner and we were wondering how many people were also eating baked brie with cranberry sauce and mushroom bourguignon. Probably not too many! Leah and I are trying to…

Take-Home Chocolate Cake

How to make the perfect chocolate cake: Purchase Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s new cookbook, Sweet. This cookbook is a work of art. Alluring exotic fruits and colors splash and ripple across each page, but if you are not in the mood for a fruit dessert, you might be in the mood for the dark…

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 eaten 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…