irish soda bread with pecans + chocolate chips

In Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day is a massive celebration. Why not add a little southern sweetness to an Irish classic? Make this Irish Soda Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips!

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strawberry + chocolate swirl no-knead brioche

Need a weekend baking project? Brioche bread is tender, buttery and subtly sweet. It’s the perfect bake for a long day and the best part, it’s a low maintenance bread that doesn’t require kneading. I had this delightful homemade strawberry and rose jam left over from my Cardamon + Honey Linzer Cookies last week. After…

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honey + cardamom linzer cookies with strawberry-rose jam

Valentine’s Day is packed with roses, strawberries and hearts, so why not make a tender short bread cookie sandwich that checks all the boxes? These Linzer cookie sandwiches are made with a fool-proof dough filled with the warm essence of cardamom and sweetness of honey. Scratch-made jam is easier to make than you think. Sprinkling…

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japanese milk bread rolls

Japanese milk bread rolls are soft, plush and airy, like the world’s best pillow. Often referred to as Hokkaido milk bread, the texture is attributed to a simple technique involving a roux “starter,” known as tangzhong. The roux is mixed into the final dough, producing tender bread, without fail. Speaking of fail. Two Christmases ago…

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yeast-raised doughnuts + chocolatey glaze

Donut judge me for posting a doughnut recipe a meer few weeks after the New Year. These yeast-based doughnuts are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Dipping them in a cocoa glaze was the wisest thing I have ever done. As for the random sprinkles, who needs a reason to celebrate? All…

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citrus + dill gravlax (set and forget)

Gravlax. Today is the day you finally learn how to make cured salmon from scratch. We all know and love it. It marries perfectly with capers, cheese cheese and bagels AND you will get to impress all your friends at brunch. Ready? One of my favorite brunch staples is Lox and Bagels. I conquered the…

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handmade pasta carbonara

Every New Year’s Day I create homemade pasta. This year was no different. There is something so soothing and rewarding about getting your hands sticky with flour and eggs. Kneading dough is always rehabilitating. I love pulling the pasta through the machine, making it smooth and thin. It’s magical. For me, pasta making is a…

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chocolate tahini linzer cookies

Christmas time is here! This means cookie exchanges, baking for loved ones and entirely too many sweets. I have made these cookies for the past three weekends in a row because they are just that darn impressive and delicious. The shortbread dough is buttery and tender yet firm and thick, perfect for a cookie sandwich.…

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no knead crusty bread

It’s the holiday season, which means baking is a MUST. When it’s cold outside and the family is gathered around, fresh baked bread is an important staple on the table. This crusty bread is the easiest no fuss loaf you’ll ever make. The two highlights of this recipe are that there is no kneading and…

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egg nog custard [from scratch]

The holidays in general make me giggle with excitement. But when egg nog starts hitting the shelves, I just can’t help but splash it in everything. The BEST part of this silky custard recipe is that I will teach you how to make SCRATCH-MADE eggnog. The simplest of kitchen staples creates this holiday guzzle and…

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cardamom apple pie + braided vodka crust

It’s pie season! You know, that time of year when holiday desserts are mainly pie and cookies (both great options). The classic apple pie is always on the list, so why not spruce it up a bit with a sweater weather inspired crust infused with vodka? And let’s also add some cardamon spice to pull…

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halloween poison apples

Happy Halloween! These spooky treats will send chills down everyone’s spine. Imagine these on the table of your festive feast. These fresh candied apples with a cinnamon twist are super simple to create and instantly become part of the Halloween decor for any gathering. I was so sad that I missed apple picking in New…

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