New York Cheesecake

We are a loud group of girls and you probably wouldn't want to be our neighbors. Unfortunately for our resident director and his roommates, they got stuck in the apartment beneath us. I wanted to make them a "We're sorry you have to deal with us" treat and decided to make a cheesecake. (I made [...]

Tayberry Chocolate Cake with Fresh Cut Roses

The second part of the weekend resided in celebrating my roommates birthday. Since her birthday was on a weekday we celebrated on Sunday. We went to Newport and rented bikes to cruise down the coast in a gorgeous 84 degree weather. The sun was shining but the coastal wind was blowing gentle enough for it [...]

Chocolate S’more Cookies

I don't think much needs to be said about these. Just that these will satisfy any sweet tooth craving. Recipe is below, on your mark, get set, GO! Chocolate S'mores Cookies makes 16 sandwich cookies Chocolate Chip Cookie 1 stick butter, room temp 1/4 c vegetable shortening 1/3 c sugar 1 c loosely packed brown sugar 2 [...]

Pico de Gallo

I've said this before and I will say it again. Food is so naturally beautiful! I have been wanting to make pico de gallo ever since I saw Ree Drummond the Pioneer Woman make it on her Food Network TV show. The recipe could not be more simple. Equal parts tomato, red onion, cilantro, and [...]

Lemon Bars on Brown Butter Shortbread

I've professed my love for Tartine many times in the past and love their baking recipe book. When my friend gave me a large bag of lemons last week, I knew these were happening. My favorite part about this recipe is the crust. Compared to other lemon bars, the crust is full of flavor, buttery, [...]