Creative Cookie Exchange: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Crazy, I know.. but actually, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls are all baked goods and really don’t vary that much from cake and cookies. Around here, any leftover baked good is typically a good option for breakfast! This cookie has another story though. I come from a very Italian family, and we’re just…

CakeSliceBakers: Turkish Tahini Cake

I’m going to be completely honest- after being sick with a cold and being miserable all week- I was not in a good mood. ALL of my baking had been thrown off the tracks and my schedule was completely messed up. I also was completely prepared to not like this cake’s flavors. I knew I…

Cake Slice Bakers! Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Month two of baking with this group! I made the Pineapple Coconut Cakes with Pineapple Syrup from page 172 of “World Class Cakes.” And we LOVED them. I changed a few things though- I don’t own mini brioche pans, so I used tartlet pans and muffin tins. We put the syrup on a handful and…

Kitchen Sink Dutch Baby

I made this a day late since we moved into our new house on Saturday and I just didn’t have the kitchen together enough to make this Sunday morning. Not to mention, I was EXHAUSTED. We’re not banana fans, plus I didn’t have any in the house. So I excluded the bananas, and the nuts,…

Breakfast Biscotti

This was a tough decision to make, whether I make the recipe from Dorie’s Cookies or the recipe from #cookiesandkindness for the month. Ultimately, I made the Breakfast Biscotti in time for the Tuesday’s with Dorie posting, but I am planning on making the Olive Oil and Wine cookies later this month too. These were…

New Year’s Breakfast

Pastry is where my heart and soul are, but it turns out I’m a fair cook too. I don’t eat eggs for breakfast, but my fiancee loves his scrambles, skillets, omelettes- pretty much anything I can put inside of eggs! New Year’s Eve I made him a skillet breakfast that was small diced potatoes (my…

Quicker Cinnamon Buns

Straying from my cooking and baking lately, this is not The New York Times Essential Cookbook. I’ve been really very interested in America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country by America’s Test Kitchen as of late. They keep it no nonsense, and add many things into the shows that I only ever learned in school. As I…

Amazing Overnight Waffles

Let’s talk about Black Friday deals. We were at Kohl’s when they opened on Thanksgiving evening at 6pm. I bought new towels, a tablecloth, dish towels, a Christmas serving platter and a waffle iron for $65 plus $15 Kohl’s Cash and a $10 mail in rebate for the waffle iron. In the end, our waffle…

German Toast

This was… not for me. My guy really enjoyed it and is planning on eating leftovers tomorrow. Me? I struggled through one piece and went and made other breakfast. I knew it was going to happen though. Lack of texture and me are two things that just don’t mix under any circumstances. It was easy…