Reviewing Joanne Chang’s MasterClass: Bake Like a Pro

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that at the beginning of the year I started Joanne Chang’s MasterClass on baking. It took me longer than I’d hoped to finish it (mostly because I didn’t have enough people to bake for), but I am finally done and I wanted to share my thoughts!Continue reading “Reviewing Joanne Chang’s MasterClass: Bake Like a Pro”

Simple Strawberry Compote and Homemade Pop-Tarts

You didn’t think I would forget about Valentine’s Day, did you?? Yes, it falls just after the Super Bowl this year, but for a baker Valentine’s Day is the superior event. I always make chocolate covered strawberries, because they are easy, delicious, and an all around crowd-pleaser. However, this year I wanted to play aroundContinue reading “Simple Strawberry Compote and Homemade Pop-Tarts”

Everyone’s Favorite Espresso Martini

My drink of the year for 2021 (and probably 2022) was an espresso martini. I made a habit of ordering them everywhere and rating them. Then, after visiting the Starbucks Reserve in Seattle and trying their espresso martini flight, I decided it was time to perfect it at home. After some trial and error (andContinue reading “Everyone’s Favorite Espresso Martini”

Bakery Style Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Okay so I NEVER thought the day would come that I came up with a better chocolate chip cookie recipe than the one I’ve been using for the better part of the last decade, but it happened. These are the perfect, melt-in-your-mouth, straight-out-of-the-bakery chocolate chip cookies. The secret? Brown butter and chocolate chunks. And IContinue reading “Bakery Style Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

The Anatomy of A Good Cheese Board

Okay so I haven’t been baking much this month because my oven is broken and I am waiting on the replacement. As a result I have been doing more of other sorts of cooking and food photography. Last week I got to spend the afternoon with some friends and thought charcuterie would be an awesomeContinue reading “The Anatomy of A Good Cheese Board”

Uncle James’ 5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Alright so Father’s Day was a couple days ago, and I made some lemon meringue pies to celebrate (they were delicious, check out Preppy Kitchen’s blog for the recipe). However, the real show-stopping dessert was my Uncle’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. Talk about a rich dessert, wow. This is a dessert that he learned howContinue reading “Uncle James’ 5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie”