Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on tradition and family. It seems like every year we go to the same house and eat the same food with the same people. As a person of routine, I love tradition. I order the same food at the same restaurants. I try to maintain as much consistency in my schedule as possible. I love comfortable and familiar. But when it comes to Thanksgiving, I like to add a little something different each year. Continue Reading
I majored in math in college so as a (formerly) mathematic baker I feel an obligation to celebrate Pi Day. But let’s be honest, Pi Day isn’t about pi…it’s about PIE!!! Pi Day this year was especially exciting because Pi Day also brought Winter Storm Stella. Snow days are perfect baking days, but when a snow day and Pi Day collide…that’s fate! Continue Reading
I love Valentine’s Day! I know it’s known as a “Hallmark Holiday,” but I love a holiday about LOVE! Growing up, Valentine’s Day was the holiday where my parents would hide candy and cards all over the house, and all day my brother and I would continue to find new surprises. It was one of my favorite holiday traditions and one I try to continue with my husband and dogs each year. (Yes, my dogs get treats too!) Continue Reading
I love that hard ciders are so widely available these days. Cider is such a great fall flavor and goes well with so many other fall flavors. And now you can even get different seasonal cider flavors year round! For this recipe I used the Original Angry Orchard, but I look forward to experimenting with other cider flavors and other cider recipes with these flavors! Continue Reading
I’ve lived in Boston for about 2 years now, and I just recently discovered that Marshmallow Fluff was invented here! Well…Somerville to be exact. And not only that, but there is an annual Fluff Festival, complete with a cooking contest!
Of course I had to enter, and I had so many flavor ideas! Eventually I settled on a sweet potato and maple bourbon dessert. The week before the recipe was due to the Festival, I got sick and knew I wasn’t going to be able to test recipes all week as planned. I considered not entering the contest, but ended up submitting a recipe at the last minute. I didn’t win, but I am so glad I didn’t bail on the contest, and I am thrilled with how this dessert turned out! A little bit of southern and a little bit of Massachusetts: sweet potato cupcakes with a marshmallow ganache and maple bourbon marshmallow frosting!