After much anticipation, I finally watched Chef’s Table Pastry on Netflix. I waited and waited and waited for the April release date to finally arrive, and then when it finally did my husband went on a bunch of trips and told me I had to wait for him to watch! So here we are. We finally watched! (Don’t worry, no spoilers here!) The first episode features Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar. As I learned more and more about her history and her work and her preferences, I felt like she and I were the same person! Except for, you know, the creativity and talent and success part… I really admire her so much and she is such a strong inspiration to me. Continue Reading
I remember making hamentaschen with my mom when I was younger, but I haven’t made them in years because I’m usually not a huge fan of the cookie. For those who don’t know, hamentaschen are triangle shaped cookies that represent the villain, Haman, of the Jewish holiday, Purim. They are usually similar to a shortbread cookie and are filled with a fruit or poppyseed filling. As a dessert, it’s just never been the type of cookie that excites me. So I decided to jazz it up and make one that does excite me: Funfetti Hamantaschen! Continue Reading
Tis the season of cookies exchanges! I’ve had so many friends requesting recipes to use for cookie exchanges they are participating in. I’ve never been part of one, but I frequently share my Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe because it is so easy to make and if you need to make a lot of cookies, easy is so important!
Last year I discovered that Marshmallow Fluff is from Somerville, a city right outside of Boston, and that every year Somerville has a Fluff Festival. I also found out that this festival has a baking contest, so of course I have to enter. If you didn’t see my entry from last year, I made these.
You wouldn’t know it from this heat, but fall is almost here! Fall is my favorite time of year. And to be honest, (unpopular opinion coming…) I’m not a fan of the pumpkin stuff. I don’t drink the PSLs, I don’t eat pumpkin pie, I just really don’t care for pumpkin anything. But Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a super popular fall beer here in Boston. And it’s served in a glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.