• Death by Baked Gnocchi (and Garlic Bread)

    I don’t know if this is just a thing in my family, but for as long as I can remember, Friday night has been pizza night. It makes sense, the last day of the work week deserves a comfort food treat, but here’s the thing: sometimes you just gotta switch it up. Tradition is great, but a little change never hurt anyone, ESPECIALLY when that change involves a slow-simmered tomato sauce, pillowy gnocchis (okay I know gnocchi is already plural but shhhhh), and bubbly melty cheese. This week has felt like seven in one, anyone else feel like that? I’ve truly never been more excited for a long weekend, and…

  • Valentine’s Day (or Any Holiday or Every Day) Sugar Cookies

    Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, you know when your weeks just start to get away from you? That’s been me recently, despite how much I complain that I’m bored, I feel like there’s never enough time to get things done. These winter months are always tough, and what better way to brighten your mood than with sugar cookies? But not just any sugar cookies, an amalgamation of the world’s BEST sugar cookies. This recipe that I use is sort of a mix of two of the incredible Molly Yeh’s most beautiful cookie recipes, found here and here. If you don’t know Molly Yeh or her blog found…

  • Maple Macarons

    Nothing was more exciting to me than the day that I realized I could make these exquisite little beauties in my own kitchen. I mean, why wouldn’t I when a single macaron is like $4 otherwise…it’s ROBBERY I tell you. The wonderful thing about macarons is that basically any flavor combination you can think of- it works! Peanut Butter and Jelly? Heck yeah! Toasted marshmallow? SO good. Or literally any fruit- my favorites tend to be raspberry and passion fruit. A word of caution, the first time I made macarons, it did NOT go well. Not having any reference to measure my success, I didn’t know what the consistency of…