Blueberry Fig Newton Cookies

Crunchy out of the oven, these fresh, vibrant blueberry fig newtons soften up by the second day, leaving you with an amped up version of the store-bought.

Recipe creation is a journey for the food blogger. It starts with an idea – that “Aha!” moment you have as you’re scrolling Pinterest or watch Food Network where two ideas connect and you have your next culinary project. Sometimes it’s walking along a market and discovering an ingredient you can hardly pronounce and deciding […]

Dan Hong Gao (Sichuan Stuffed Pancakes)

This Chinese stuffed pancake is a pillowy snack that is filled with crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, and sugar. Pancakes at 4 PM anyone?

People often say that you get up on the right side of the bed…or the wrong side. I’m not buying it. Breakfast is what determines my state of mind for the day. Hurry me through my coffee (x2), give me a hot chocolate with no froth, serve me STALE baguette…and you’re bound to see a […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

If you're a peanut butter lover, get ready to meet your new best friend. These decadent bars are intense! #peanutbutter

  Few things remind me of childhood like peanut butter. From the bright pink, Barbie lunchbox of kindergarten to the nondescript, brown bag of high school. My morning breakfast routine for the four years of high school. Peanut butter desserts my mom would make for after-school snacks, and even a delightful trip to Mall of […]

Soft, Chewy Brownies from Scratch

Brownies made from scratch. Get your milk ready and dive in!

Some people love lounging about on the couch in their pjs. I love foraging in my kitchen…in pjs. You’ll know I’ve gone to my happy place if you enter the apartment and greet me with my mussy hair all frizzed back into a ponytail and I’ve got flour handprints on my yoga pants. But what […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Cookies (5 of 8)

My best friend is always telling me I am optimistic. My other best friend (yes, I know…I have two best friends) calls me chica loca (If you have no Spanish to reference that to, that’s Crazy Chic – although how you went so long without learning how to say ‘crazy’ in Spanish is simply loco! […]

Honey-Glazed Spiced Pear Tart

Spiced Pear Tart

I’ve always loved cooking and baking for others. When we lived in France, I had arranged my schedule to have Fridays off. Those were usually my baking prep days on weekends we were having people over for dinner. I dash to the store, blast music from my computer (in those days it was also my […]

Pomegranate Pear Tarte Tatin

Pomegranate Pear Tarte Tatin

You may have noticed the near absence of baked goods on my blog for the past month and a half.  That’s because I was trying to use products we could find locally. (You also probably noticed the spike in my Asian-inspired posts: red oil, chicken bamboo stir-fry, and cold eggplant salad.) But, I found butter […]

Pumpkin Butter Yogurt Parfait

Pumpkin Butter Yogurt Parfait

I’m kind of on a yogurt kick…because I just bought a yogurt machine!! I’m trying not to spend money on things I can’t take back with me next year as we prepare to think about trying to settle in the USA on a more permanent basis. But this one has been churning around in my […]

Homemade Funfetti Waffles

Funfetti Waffles

This girl deserves some cake right up in here! Me, that’s who! Actually, you too! I’d love for you to celebrate with me – the more the merrier I always say. But it’s actually only 8:30 in the morning so there’s only one way I’ll feel good about eating cake in the morning. Because there […]

Foodies With Kids Recipe Round-Up

Kid-Friendly Recipe Round-Up

Let me start off by saying that I’m incredibly lucky to have a child that will eat almost anything. At two he was eating goat cheese, avocados, and olive tapenade. At three, that has changed somewhat. He is much pickier, which is normal because he’s discovering things and making opinions about the world around him. […]