Category Recipes

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

While not necessary acceptable etiquette, eating straight from the serving dish has always been my preferred way of dining. That being said, serving a warm, larger-than-life chocolate chip cookie to the table is incredibly appealing. These individual cookie portions  also make personalizing (in my case, tons of vanilla ice cream and caramel) super easy and free of fork fights! Read on, below, […]

Try the Newest Dessert Trend: Cookie Shots!

Dominique Ansel’s innovative SoHo bakery, of cronut fame, has always been on my must-visit list, but with early morning lines that don’t ensure you’ll leave with pastry in-hand, I haven’t yet made the attempt. Thankfully, YumSugar has created a version the hottest new dessert trend-Ansel’s cookie shots. While ultimately easy, these initially proved tricky as, regardless of however much butter I […]

Maple-Oatmeal Scones

Starbucks’ pumpkin scones were my kryptonite in college, when it wasn’t unusual for me to take two or three and demolish them in two days’ time. Thankfully I make much better food choices these days, but am also aided by the fact that either NYC stores do not sell the scones, or they can only be […]

Profiteroles with Ice Cream

Parisian desserts seem the pinnacle of skill and artistry. As I’m relatively new to baking, I’ve shied away from such projects until I saw the words “profiteroles” and “easy” roped into the same sentence. Food-wise Ina Garten has opened new worlds for me, so I knew, regardless of her expansive culinary expertise, that I’d be […]

Double Chocolate Muffins

When it comes to chocolate muffins, no one had Zacques beat. Unfortunately that is a “had,” as in Zacques closed its doors around 20 years ago. In the time since that last bite, I have not been able to find a muffin comparable to theirs-neither to moist nor too dry, or too overladen with chocolate […]

Eton Mess

Many of my favorite chefs have concocted variations of the Eton mess, a traditional English desert comprised of meringue, whipped cream, and summer fruit of their choosing, each adding their own spin on the dish. Apparently, the Eton mess originated in the tuck shop of Eton, the famed boarding school that calls Prince William, Benedict […]

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken pot pies are the ultimate comfort food. As much as I once loved to divulge in a calorie-ridden store-bought pot pie, their rich sauce and excess saltiness is no longer worth the stomach ache. Martha Stewart’s February, and therefore Valentine’s Day-themed issue, features small meals intended for couples. Being a 25-year-old with a roommate, […]