Miami Beach Birthday Cake with Cappuccino Whipped Cream

I celebrated a birthday last week! It may be weird, but I love making my own birthday cake. That way, I get exactly what I want! This recipe is an oldie, one my mom or grandma would make often for birthdays. I came across the recipe card at my mom’s house sometime during the fall. … Continue reading Miami Beach Birthday Cake with Cappuccino Whipped Cream

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Espresso Blondies with Browned Butter and Chocolate Chunks

In high school and college, I ate a peanut butter sandwich almost every single day. It was the perfect lunch or snack prior to track practice. After eight years of daily peanut butter intake, I developed an intolerance and have been unable to eat the stuff ever since. Luckily, almond butter doesn’t induce the same … Continue reading Espresso Blondies with Browned Butter and Chocolate Chunks

Barbecue Pulled Chicken with Spiralized Slaw

Tangy, messy barbecue is something I crave every so often. I especially love the contrast of the tender meat with a fresh and crunchy slaw. Winter demands comfort food, and although this fits the bill, there are plenty of fresh vegetables to round it out. First, the barbecue pulled chicken: I made a homemade BBQ … Continue reading Barbecue Pulled Chicken with Spiralized Slaw

S’mores Tart with Whiskey Chocolate Ganache

My mom loves all things s’mores. I happen to agree that they are quite delicious, so when coming up with a dessert for her birthday, I knew that I wanted to create something that was a riff on the classic campfire treat. This was the end result: a classic graham cracker crust, whiskey chocolate ganache … Continue reading S’mores Tart with Whiskey Chocolate Ganache