Productive Day. Making Lady Fingers, Tiramisu, Butter

“You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.”― Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook I am no connoisseur when it comes to cheese. Growing up, we never had the fancy cheeses at home and we pretty much justContinue reading “Productive Day. Making Lady Fingers, Tiramisu, Butter”

Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

“Days spent in idleness and leisure creates empty pages in the anthology of human beings and leaves no indelible mark in the pages of a person’s life story.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls After months of not leaving our home, I am bored. I am so bored and am so bummed that we seem toContinue reading “Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting”

Just Baked: Double Chocolate Cookies

“There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson You know what’s better than a chocolate chip cookie? A chocolatey chocolate chip cookie!!! I still had leftover chocolate chip morsels that I badly wanted to put to use already. I also had a little bit of dutch-processedContinue reading “Just Baked: Double Chocolate Cookies”

Just Baked: Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

For I am coconut, and the heart of me is sweeter than you know.” — Nikki Grimes Technically, I baked these cookies weeks ago. I thought all the while that I’ve written about it already. After getting back from Hong Kong though, I have been busy with work that I forgot I only started writingContinue reading “Just Baked: Coconut Oatmeal Cookies”

Just Baked: Chocolate Swirl Buns

“When you select the right kind of chocolate it is like giving your insides a hug. Everyone needs a chocolate hug.” — Jean Kelsey  After two weeks of feeling ill during the second half of February, I felt the need to make some bread. I wanted the therapy I get from working with dough and neededContinue reading “Just Baked: Chocolate Swirl Buns”

Just Baked: Triple Chip Cookies

I may have hoarded a lot of baking ingredients in the last couple of months that I find myself wondering how I could use up all of them. Among the things I bought so much of are morsels in white chocolate, butterscotch and semi-sweet chocolate variants. I was in the same situation last Christmas whenContinue reading “Just Baked: Triple Chip Cookies”

Just Baked: Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

“Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.” ― Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last? I am forever in love with the smell of cinnamon and sugar whether they be on my pretzels or on my snickerdoodles. Still, nothing beats warm, fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon rolls thatContinue reading “Just Baked: Gooey Cinnamon Rolls”

Memory Lane: Candy-Coated Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ” ― Oscar Wilde I was around seven or eight years old when Mom bought a set of cookbooks that opened the door for me to the world of baking. Back then, we only had the smallContinue reading “Memory Lane: Candy-Coated Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!

“Maybe  there’s no scientific evidence of desserts curing what ails you, but if you ask me, the jury’s still out on science anyway. ” ― Crystal Cestari, The Best Kind of Magic Cream puffs are one of the treats Mom used to buy us when my sister and I were kids. Despite not being aContinue reading “Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!”