Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This entire post is dedicated to my favorite buttercream of all time, the Swiss Meringue. This is my favorite not only because it looks the silkiest and smoothest out of all the buttercream versions, but because it isn't as sweet the others. The base of this buttercream starts with egg whites. Lots and lots of [...]

Ultimate S’mores Brownie

Summer is here, and so is camping season. Even though California no longer allows fire pits in fear of forest fires due to the drought, summer screams for s'mores! First, you want to melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler. While that's going, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a separate [...]

Ice Cream Sandwiches

We are having a heat wave! To brave the heat, I sandwiched yesterday's chocolate chip cookies with ice cream. To easily shape the ice cream to be the perfect size for your cookies, take a pint of ice cream, cut and peel the cardboard container off. Wrap it in saran wrap and roll it and [...]

Classic Chocolate Chip

These are the cookies that inspired my love of baking. The very first from scratch recipe I ever made were these classic chocolate chip cookies. That was in seventh grade, about nine years ago. I made them for my teacher to put in care packages to send to troops, and have been using this recipe [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Something that typically happens when there are more than one grocery shopper in the house, is that there tends to be an overlap of buying the same things. In this weeks case with my apartment mates, it was the bananas. I had a total of 9 bananas that were going to go to waste if [...]