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!…

Italian Hoagies

An Italian hoagie, as we call such a sandwich in our area, is one of our favorite sandwiches of all time, when done right. You have chewy and delicious bread, a great place to start for any sandwich, topped with flavorful meats, provolone cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato and red onion. The whole thing is capped…

Raspberry Chocolate Layer Cake

Sorry for all the silence here recently! The summer has been flying by and we haven’t had quite as much time to cook and blog as we like. Since we’re both recovering from wisdom tooth surgery this week, it’s the perfect time for us to share some recipes that we’ve neglected to post about. Anyway,…

Coconut Cream Cheese Brownies

While summer is probably best suited for lighter desserts incorporating all the gorgeous fresh fruit that is available, brownies know no season! These particular brownies are extraordinarily fudgy with a thick ribbon of coconut flavored cheesecake. We made these when our brothers had friends over to watch the NBA Finals, and it took some real…

Blueberry Pie

I think we can all agree that one of the best parts of summer is the fabulous fresh berries that are available. Most berries, like strawberries and raspberries, I love eating plain from a bowl. Blueberries, on the other hand, I think are much better when cooked. I like plain blueberries, but when they are…

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…

Roasted Tomato, Kale and Feta Pizza

Freshman year of college is officially over! We moved back home this Tuesday. It feels good to be home, but we’re going to miss school and our friends who live throughout the country this summer- it’s certainly an adjustment going from being surrounded by thousands of other people your age to being with your family…

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…