My ideas for cooking come from all over, and I’m inspired by family, professionals, and the things I see around me. I obsessively collect cookbooks, and talk about Ina Garten at least once a day, so a lot of what I make at first is adapted from what I find elsewhere, but that’s okay because this is a learning journey for all of us! Any recipes that I post about can be found here, happy cooking!


Blackberry Gin Fizz

Rhubarb Mint Margaritas


Almond Bundt Cake with Candied Citrus Peels

Almond Sheet Cake with Your New Favorite Frosting.

Applesauce Cake

Baby Princess Cakes

Birthday Cake Year 3

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Buttery Double Vanilla Cake

Cherry Jam Coffee Cake

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Strawberry Milk Buttercream

Cinnamon Birthday Cake (with Marzipan Succulents!)

Dark Chocolate Cake with Blood Orange Buttercream

Funfetti Layer Cake!

New York Cheesecake with Roasted Blueberry Sauce

Norwegian Gold Cake

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread with TWO Glazes

Raspberry Opera Cake

Rhubarb Snacking Cake

Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Apple Cake

Sweet Corn Layer Cake with Blueberry Jam Buttercream

Wildflower Coconut Cake


Black and White Cookies

Brownie Stamp Cookies with Peppermint Glaze

Christmas Spritz Cookies

Funfetti Macarons

Maple Macarons

Passionfruit Macarons

Tea Time Madeleines

2-Day Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Valentine’s Day (Or Any Holiday Or Every Day) Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies Year II

Pastries and Breads

Almond Paste-Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Pastry Cream

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Biscuits

Braided Jammy Breakfast Bread

Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns

Classic Cream Puffs

Classic Popovers

Coconut Paris Brest



Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Passion Fruit Napoleons

Roasted Rhubarb Scone Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Glaze

“St. Patrick’s Day” (Sort-Of) Scones with Cinnamon-Honey Butter

Strawberry (and Rhubarb) Shortcakes

Pies and Tarts

Apple Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Black and Blue Buttermilk Tart

Blueberry Slab Pie

Cheesecake Pudding Pie

Cinnamon Plum-Apricot Pie with Vanilla Pouring Custard

Cornmeal Peach Cobbler

Fresh Fruit Tart

Lemon Meringue Pie (with a broiled top because my dumb torch didn’t have butane)

Milk and Cookie Pie

Peachy Cobbler

Pear Pie with Creme Fraiche Caramel

Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Summer Fruit Galettes

Swedish Almond Tarts

Triple Berry (Accidental Cherry) Pie


Blueberry Clafoutis

Bourbon-Vanilla Bean Challah Bread Pudding (with Creme Anglaise)

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Creme Brûlée with Rhubarb Coulis

Honeycrisp Apple Fritters

Mini Pavlovas

Pear Clafoutis

Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

Salty Honey Panna Cotta with Crushed Raspberries

Tart Cherry Clafoutis

Pastas and Grains

Baked Meatballs with Cheesy Parmesan Polenta

BLT Pasta with Garlic Croutons

Death by Baked Gnocchi (and Garlic Bread)

Fettuccine Alfredo with Homemade Pasta

Fried Polenta Cakes with Spicy Tomato-Kale Sauce and an Olive Oil Fried Egg

Goat Cheese-y Polenta With Sauteed Mushrooms and a Poached Egg

Instant Pot Short Rib Lasagna

Kimchi Fried Rice with Bacon and Mushrooms

Orecchiette with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

Penne alla Vodka

Shrimp, Corn, and Arugula Linguine

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Spaghetti al Limone

Sweet Corn Pasta with Burrata

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Caper Brown Butter Sauce and Roasted Vegetables

Soups and Stews

Beef Bourguignon

Chicken Tortilla Soup with The Works

Eggs In Purgatory

French Onion Soup with Gruyere Toasts

New York Times Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric

The Best Minestrone Soup Ever.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Salty Snacks

Classic Focaccia

Fried Burrata in Romesco Sauce

Pumpkin Biscuits with Bacon and Hot Honey Butter

Tomato Salad with Burrata

Sourdough From Scratch!

Holiday Master Lists

Memorial Day Recipe Roundup

July 4th Recipe Roundup

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