Today is Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday, which means that tomorrow starts Great Holy Week. For my family, Holy Week is when we turn Vegetarianism 4.0 into Veganism 4.0 – for the next 6 days, we go without any animal products. (!) We definitely do not struggle with vegan dinner ideas (thanks for all the input everyone!),…
Dark Chocolate Brownies
My philosophy is to have a couple basic recipes that you know REALLY well and that you can whip up from scratch from things in your pantry. That means you are always ready to go if you have unexpected company drop by, you got home from school/work/practice late, or you forgot to go to the…
Apple “Jack” Donut Cake
As you have learned from the past few weeks of blog posts, I love fall. From the changing leaves to the pumpkins everywhere to the seasonal foods, fall is definitely my favorite season. One of my favorite fall traditions is going with my family to a local farm to buy apples, look at all the…
American Flag Cake
Happy Monday, kiddos! How’s it going? How was your 4th of July? Did you have a great weekend with your family and friends? I had a wonderful holiday full of family and good friends. E came home to celebrate, her godparents stopped for a visit as they were driving home from vacation, and we had…
Chocolate Molton Cakes
You all know that I don’t really do the whole Throwback Thursday thing, but I’m throwing it back to this weekend when I whipped up some amazing chocolate molten lava cakes. Chocolate cake + molten center = a happy Grad School Foodie And this recipe by Emeril Lagasse is super simple to whip up!
Buche de Noel, Day 3
It. Is. Finished. Oh my goodness, everyone, I am so unbelievably happy today. Yesterday, with some help from my dad, I pulled together the famed holiday dessert – The Buche de Noel.
Buche de Noel, Day 2
Another day, another step in the creation of the Buche de Noel! Last night I whipped up the chocolate ganache that serves as the filling and icing for the Buche de Noel. Ganache is just a mixture of cream and chocolate and can be used in so many ways. I usually dip cookies in it,…
Buche de Noel, Day 1
Hey kiddos! How are you? I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, whether you are in the midst of celebrating Hanukkah or prepping for your Christmas or Kwanza celebrations!! It is four days until Christmas and I am not prepared at all. My room is not clean. My family’s gifts are not wrapped….
Double Chocolate Brownies
Every so often, I get hit with a huge chocolate baked good craving. Okay, so maybe more frequently than “every so often”. Let’s face it, nothing calms and de-stresses me like baking something rich, chocolate-ly, and homey. This weekend’s de-stress dessert was double-chocolate brownies. I am not 100% sure how we got this recipe originally….