“Without Cream” Song Parody

There could be other things I should be doing. But you know what’s fun? Writing a parody of Eminem’s first verse of Without Me: I’ve been baking a monster ‘cause nobody wants to Eat marg’rin no more they want butter I’m much better Well if you want butter, this is what I’ll give ya A…

Rugelach

I always thought rugelach was reserved for deli’s and bakeries. It seemed like a complicated cookie that I’d rather have someone else make than try to do it myself. But this year I was invited to a cookie swap party and as I wondered which recipe I was going to bake, Deb Perleman from Smitten…

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Taking pictures of food can be challenging. The challenges are different than, let’s say, taking a photo of an active baby. You would think food would be easier. Food is an inanimate object. It doesn’t move. It stays still and I have complete control over what they look like. And therein lies the problem. The…

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other night I made lasagna. James loved it. Then I told him it was made with gluten free pasta. He said in the future he wants regular pasta. I still doubt he could really tell the difference, but he swears he prefers one over the other. That story aside, it led to a discussion…

Blueberry Yogurt Cookies

A friend of mine sent this recipe to me months ago and I don’t know why I waited so long to make it. These “cookies” are more like fluffy muffin tops. I’ve only made these once and I used fresh berries. The blueberries would burst with freshness and sweetness when you bit into one of…

Citrus Pound Cake

April is a busy month at work. There are teen art competitions to jury, pop up exhibitions to hang and events to organize. Plus the usual deadlines and meetings. This all usually happens within a two week period. We’ve all been there. We all have busy lives, busy workdays and, ideally, relaxing weekends. But sometimes…

Three Types of of Hamantaschen

I like hamantaschen when they are free formed and overflowing. One of my pet peeves is biting into a dry, under-filled hamantaschen. As you can see, I took “free formed” quite literally. Buzzfeed recently posted a list of 32 crazy hamantaschen flavors. Up to a couple weeks ago, the only flavors I knew could go…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

You might be thinking: Really? Another chocolate chip cookie recipe from another food blogger? Can’t she be a little more original? And I respond: yes,  yes and no.Yes: it’s another chocolate chip cookie but they’re not fancy with coconut or nuts, butterscotch or peanut butter. They are simple, reliable and delicious every time. Yes: I…