Coffee Milk Cookie Sandwiches

Coffee Milk Cookie Sandwiches

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


Lavender Lemon Meringue Pie

Lavender Lemon Meringue Pie

Can you believe it’s already May?! April flew by without me bringing you a single recipe.  So here I am, in May, asking you to forgive me by sharing with you what is quite possibly one of my favorite recipes yet.  This Lavender Lemon Meringue Pie looks and tastes perfect for spring, and makes an ideal Mother’s Day treat!

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Travel de Liz

Final Four 2018 – San Antonio, TX

This year’s Final Four was in San Antonio, TX. Last year’s Final Four trip to Phoenix was my first time there, and now this trip was my first to San Antonio.  I did tons of research on where to eat before I left, and I am happy to say that I got to a good number of places I wanted to try.  Of course, like all trips, I missed some things and I want to go back and eat some more! Vacations are never long enough!

Greetings from San Antonio Texas

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Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake {Kosher for Passover}

Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake

During Passover, I always find myself eating more dessert than usual.  While often the food is less exciting (except at Seders, of course, because my mom is an amazing cook), the desserts are always good.  Honestly, I fell in love with those Manischewitz boxed cakes when I was in college.  I liked them so much, I would eat them even after Passover had ended.  And they were small enough that I would always eat them in 1-2 sittings! But my absolute favorite Passover dessert has always been my mom’s chocolate chip meringue cookies.  I always eat so many of them.  I just can’t bring myself to stop.  They are so good. But now I have for you a cake that will give those cookies a run for their money. A Kosher for Passover Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake. Continue Reading


Piña Colada Upside Down Cupcakes

Pina Colada Upside Down Cupcakes

Here in Boston we’re expecting our third nor’easter in a row this week. The first one was all rain, the next one was a few inches of snow, so who knows what to expect this week! But today was spring forward so that means spring is close, right?  Well, I know that Easter is just a few weeks away.  And so is Passover.  Those mean spring, right?! These Piña Colada Upside Down Cupcakes are not Passover friendly (check out my Passover cookie cake inspired by Molly Yeh!), but they are super delicious and they just scream spring! Continue Reading