Desserts

My Favorite Pie Crust

I have been on quite the pie making journey for the last year in particular and have finally settled on my absolute favorite pie crust, so I thought I should share it with you all.  My go-to used to be Crisco’s classic pie crust. I discovered all butter crust had a nicer flavor, but was… Continue reading My Favorite Pie Crust

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I feel like the photos of these cupcakes pretty much speak for themselves, but just in case: The most moist, chocolatey cake ever.  A salted, peanut butter, Reeses type frosting.  A rich, semisweet chocolate ganache, topped with a peanut butter cup. It is hard to stop at just one! INGREDIENTS: For the cupcakes: 2 cups… Continue reading Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Appetizers and Dips

Whipped Feta Dip

My Aunt and Uncle have a house with a dock on Lake Washington, and every summer, they generously host us for “dock days” where they take us boating, tubing, water skiing, and where we jump off the dock into the clean, cool water and swim (and jump on the water trampoline) to our hearts’ content.… Continue reading Whipped Feta Dip

cookies · Desserts

Momofuku’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

 A bowl of cereal, a s’more, and a cookie, all rolled into one- that’s the way Martha Stewart herself describes the famous cookies from Momofuku’s Milk Bar Bakery.  And that’s exactly what they are. My husband came home from work last week describing this cookie, and we immediately started googling.  We found so many different… Continue reading Momofuku’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

Desserts · pies

Shannon’s Lemon Pie

This is my absolute favorite lemon pie.  It trumps lemon meringue and even my shortbread lemon tart.  It’s a combo of my favorite key lime pie recipe and the lemon pie recipes that are so readily available everywhere you look. The star of this pie is definitely the graham cracker crust.  Buttery, sweet, a tiny… Continue reading Shannon’s Lemon Pie

Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Imagine being 37 years old and finding out you had been cooking broccoli wrong your entire life.  Imagine you’d been steaming it for the last 20 years, only to discover that roasting it tasted better, AND was easier.  This is particularly egregious if broccoli is the only vegetable that every single person in your family… Continue reading Roasted Parmesan Broccoli