Whipped Cream

Making homemade whipped cream is much easier than it seems. It only requires two ingredients, cream and sugar, and an electric mixer. Just make sure your heavy cream is really cold!

Chocolate Mousse Pie

I never thought I’d say this, but this has got to be hands down my favorite pie recipe to date. Originally titled “death by chocolate,” this recipe encompasses every chocolate lovers dream of chocolate mousse + chocolate sandwich cookies + pie. It is incredibly easy to make, and oh so decadent.

Basic Pie Crust

Pie – regardless of what kind – is one of those desserts that just seem to warm the heart. Whether you like apple, pumpkin, blueberry, marionberry, pecan, praline, lemon or even chocolate haupia, you’ll always need a nice, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth kind of crust to hold it all together. The secret to a great crust is butter,…

Classic Pumpkin Pie

It’s that time again…Thanksgiving! A pumpkin pie is one of the essential items that is needed after a night full of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Here’s a quick and easy recipe that is sure to be a hit for your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving!) party tomorrow night.

Lemon Bars

My Cast Iron Skillet is my new absolutely favorite tool to use in the kitchen. I cook just about anything and everything with it. And guess what. You can also use a cast iron pan for baking! So if you (or your grandma) has a cast-iron skillet lying around the house, give this lemon bar recipe a try….

Beer Spice Cake

Fall is the best time for special limited edition fall-flavored beers. I went to the grocery store and saw that Rogue had debuted a Pumpkin Ale for fall. I just knew I had to have it, but I thought to myself, there is no way that I can drink this entire 22 oz beer by…

Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

    Servings: 16 Bars Ingredients: Brownie: 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained) 3 eggs 3 tablespoons oil 4 tbsp cocoa powder 1 pinch salt 1 tsp vanilla 3⁄4 cup sugar chocolate chips – optional peanuts – optional Peanut Butter Frosting: 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 + 1/2 tablespoons milk, or as…

Butter Cake with Strawberry and Matcha Green Tea Frosting

Servings: Makes 1 large 8-inch cake Ingredients: Vanilla Butter Cake: 3 1/4 cups cake flour 1 tbsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups granulated sugar 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract, in a pinch) 6 large egg yolks 1 1/2 cups whole milk Matcha…

Apple Bourbon Bread

  I don’t usually bake with bourbon (or alcohol for that matter) but adding it to this recipe definitely added another layer of flavor to this quick and easy bread. You don’t need to have fancy bourbon an in fact, I recommend saving your fancy, expensive bourbon for drinking! This is probably my new favorite quick bread…

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Every day on my walk to work, I pass through Chinatwon in San Fransisco, and for some reason the other day I was drawn in to buy some giant lemons that I saw in the store front. What can I say? They were on sale three for a dollar, and I really couldn’t pass up…

Sweet Challah Bread

It’s DAY 6 of the KitchenAid Mixer Week, and you’ve used ALL of the standard attachments, and you are almost a master of the dough hook. You’ve dough Pizza Dough, Cinnamon Rolls, and now you are ready to make some delicious Challah bread. Yes, it’s pronounced “Holla.” Challah is traditionally a Jewish bread that is…

Cheesecake Topped Brownies

Can I just first of all say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that have been keeping up with my blog as I make my week-long journey of KitchenAid Stand Mixer recipes! You guys are awesome. So in celebration of DAY THREE (and hump day) today were making a dessert that’s really two…

Strawberry Hand Pies

It’s DAY ONE of my special KitchenAid Mixer week! I recently took the leap and purchased something that has been on my wishlist since I was probably in high school…a KitchenAid Mixer!!! So in celebration, this week I am going to share a new recipe with you every day that validates my expensive purchase highlights the…

Strawberry Jam

Servings: About 4 cups Ingredients: 2lbs strawberries, hulled 4 Cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon) Directions: In a wide bowl, crush strawberries in batches until you have 4 cups of mashed berries. If you don’t have a masher, pulse strawberries in a blender or food processor until you reach the…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking is all about making meals that taste the way that you like them, right? Add a little more garlic, a little less salt, swap a little butter for olive oil. Whatever it may be, cooking is flexible. Baking on the other hand, is a science. What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder?…

Pumpkin Cake Roll

After digging, reading, and salivating over all of the old cookbooks that my grandma had in her kitchen cupboards, I was really inspired to make this old-fashioned pumpkin cake roll from the 1983 Betty Crockers Cookbook. I’m looking thirty-two years into the past at what my grandmother considered to be her favorite recipe book. I…

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

Let me tell you, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I swear that there has been pumpkin madness every where that I go. Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks. Pumpkin flavored Chobani at Ralphs. Pumpkin pie Clif Bars?! November is literally the month that every company gets to bust out their long-awaited pumpkin flavored goodie. So…

Chocolate Mousse

For all you chocolate lovers out there, I am about to add a new recipe to your repertoire that will be one of the most decadent, heart-warming, finger-licking desserts that you will be making on a weekly basis! Oh, and did I mention that it only takes two ingredients?! Yup, chocolate and eggs. My mom…