carrot cake + mascarpone buttercream with candied carrots

It’s my Birthday Week! We all have that go-to dessert that we request every year for our birthday. Mine, hands down, is carrot cake! I decided to give my absolute favorite cake an up-grade, as if that is possible, and make myself the ULTIMATE carrot cake. I present to you, a beautifully moist (don’t let…

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s’mores slab pie

Happy Pi (e) Day! It’s that time of year when mathematicians and bakers unite. I have been craving summer s’mores and this warmer weather isn’t helping. Imagine that burnt mallow flavor with creamy chocolate and crunchy graham cracker crust. It’s all here! I will teach you how to make chocolate pudding from scratch and be…

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matcha dusted overnight beignets

Happy March! It’s almost Saint Patty’s Day, so I wanted to send a little green with envy love your way. I present to you fluffy pillows of Matcha Dusted Overnight Beignets. The best part is that most of the leg work is done the night before, the fridge does the heavy lifting and these babies…

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sheet pan banana bread + vanilla butter cream frosting

This is the most moist, easy and banana forward Banana Bread ever. I have been making this recipe since 2015 and riff it with whatever is in my pantry. It can be whipped up in one bowl and is a sure fire family pleaser every single time.

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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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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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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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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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pumpkin roll + browned butter cream

It’s pumpkin season! There are pumpkins all over the house, the stores and in all our recipes. The most fabulous sweet treat that exudes pumpkin is a classic Pumpkin Roll. This recipe takes the tricky technique of rolling the cake without it splitting and makes it, well, a piece of cake. The best part is…

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