Champagne Citrus Cakes

If you’re looking to impress your Valentine this year…or yourself, whip up a batch of these citrus champagne cakes. The champagne and lemon bring bright bold acidity to the cake while the almond glaze brings nutty sweetness. They are tiny bites of perfection, and if I didn’t have to share with so many people, I…

Strawberry Buttercream

This buttercream is sweet and bright and of course beautifully pink. I’ve used this buttercream recipe on cupcakes, cakes, and most recently macarons to make a “chocolate covered strawberry macaron”. The flavor on it’s own is a bit summery, but paired with chocolate I found this to be the perfect combination for Valentine’s day and…

Nutella Blondies

It’s a well known secret that nutella makes almost anything better, and it was no different when I added a layer of nutella to the middle of these blondies and then topped with a nutella buttercream. They were a hit at my holiday party and people were taking some to-go! I doubled up my recipe…

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog french toast has become one of my favorite December traditions. In culinary school, during bread week (which is the best week ever by the way), we learned how to make challah bread. Challah bread, pronounced like “holla!”, is a sweet bread that is special in Jewish cuisine. This braided bread is sweet and dense…

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

It’s the holiday season and my favorite pairing for holiday treats are chocolate and peppermint, so I knew I had to make chocolate cookies with a peppermint frosting. These cookies are one of my favorite treats to eat and to give! This recipe is scaled up for holiday treat giving, or freezing for later. The…

Double Eggnog Cupcakes

‘Tis the Season! It’s officially December 1st, so you bet that all my holiday decorations are out. I’ve begun menu planning for holiday dinners and in season treats. I’ve already had my first glass of eggnog. These cupcakes will immediately get (most) anyone in the mood for the holiday season…there are those who don’t enjoy…