Buffalo Chicken Calzone


I over estimated the amount of chicken needed for the Buffalo Chicken Pizza I made last week which meant it became the perfect time for me to use the pizza ingredients to make a calzone from my leftover bread dough from my Butter and Olive Oil Bread. You gotta be a Buffalo Wing lover to…

Pico de Gallo


I needed a pico de gallo to go with homemade tortillas made by my coworker, Kellie, the day I got shanghaied into bringing food into work. Full from having had Buffalo Chicken Pizza and making Cilantro White Bean Hummus earlier, I only got a taste of it the night I made it and before the…

Cooked Frosting


Traditionally I make this frosting for my Best Red Velvet Cake – but I think that it would probably be fantastic with any flavor cake your heart desires. This custard buttercream frosting is so delicious I would eat it with a spoon straight from the bowl if I could. Oh wait. I already have. step…

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


I have been wanting to make this pizza for quite some time now. I began collaborating recipe ideas with my coworker Micah about a week ago – it was his idea to do a ‘sauceless’ pizza. If you like buffalo wings, you’ll definitely like this pie. ingredients. 1 par-baked Extra-Thin Pizza Crust olive oil salt and…

Cilantro White Bean Hummus


Otherwise known by my coworkers as hummamole (or guacammus), this green-colored white bean dip looks a bit like guacamole (from far away). Don’t be fooled – it tastes nothing like avocado and doesn’t even have any avocado in it. This dip is strong in the flavors of both cilantro and cumin. Be warned: it’s slightly…

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal


Currently I’m obsessed with making and eating oatmeal, and I have to say … I’ve had worse obsessions (like brown butter anything). Last week I heard a coworker say he doesn’t really care for oatmeal. I scoffed at his remark, promptly went to the refrigerator, pulled out a container of my leftover oatmeal, heated it…

Slightly More Difficult But Definitely Worth It Chocolate Chip Macaroons


I must have sleep-blogged my last macaroon post. I didn’t realize I even posted it until WordPress notified me someone liked my post – thanks Lesley and happy and safe travels to you! On to the fantastic macaroon recipe… Every time I’m in Cannon Beach I stop at Waves of Grain Bakery for a gigantic chocolate chip cookie…

Easy Chocolate Chip Macaroons


Every recipe for macaroons I’ve ever seen calls for condensed milk. As this is not something I readily keep on hand (though I decided today I should reconsider this), I was excited when I found a recipe for macaroons that did not call for condensed milk as I wouldn’t have to make a special trip…

Snickers Surprise Cookies


I whipped up these cookies quickly on Friday night when Jules came over for our big Friday night out on the town (i.e. Papa Murphy’s pizza followed by tea and hot chocolate at Peet’s Coffee & Tea on 37th and Hawthorne). I mean you always need to have dessert when getting together with one of your…

Butter and Olive Oil Bread


Before tasting this bread I was going to name it Parmigiano, Burro and Olio Bread (Parmesan, Butter and Oil Bread) based on its ingredients list. Only when I tasted it did I realize you really can’t taste the cheese flavor at all. Sigh. So it became Butter and Olive Oil Bread. Still a great bread…

Bacon Chicken Mac Pizza


There are pizza joints that put actual macaroni and cheese on their pizza – two that I know of — probably way more that I don’t know of. There’s Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, to which I’ve never been, and a place somewhere up in No Cal, which is run by a friend of a friend….

Tomato, Basil and Cheese Thin Crust Pizza


We love to make homemade pizza at our house. When trying to decide our toppings for tonight’s pizza, we took into account a few things: what we had on hand (tomatoes, basil and Rosemary and Olive Oil Focaccia Bread dough) and my sister’s taste buds (she tries to eat as little meat as possible). After…

Extra-Thin Pizza Crust


When I was growing up we ate a lot of pizza. Let me clarify that. We ate a lot of Pizza Hut pizza (primarily). Perhaps because Pizza Hut is my first memory of pizza, I clung to the idea that I preferred thick-crust pizza over thin-crust pizza for the longest time. It was a few…

Chubby Snickerdoodle Cookies


If you follow my posts even somewhat religiously you’ve noticed a lot of snickerdoodle action going on recently. This is not because snickerdoodle is my favorite kind of cookie. It’s not even in the top 10. This is because when I do something wrong I want to do it over. And over. Until done correctly….

Snickerdoodle Blonde Brownies


I found this recipe while doing my search for the perfect snickerdoodle cookie recipe and knew I wouldn’t be able to resist trying it because the pictures looked so damn good. ingredients. 1 c. cake flour 1 2/3 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 c. packed brown sugar 1 c. butter,…

Snickerdoodle Cookies


There’s only one good thing about one of my coworkers leaving to go to graduate school and that’s getting the chance to bake for him before he goes. Thanks to a department spy, I found out his favorite cookie is snickerdoodle, which works out well for my blog as I’ve never eaten or baked snickerdoodle cookies….

Baked Ziti


I’ve been wanting to try this recipe that my grandma sent me for a while but needed a slightly larger crowd (than myself land my dad) to do so. Dinner with Gaylord (fellow foodie), Jules (Gaylord’s wife) and Ariel (Gaylord and Jules’ enthusiastic eater of a toddler) proved to be the perfect opportunity. We modified…

Creamy Tomato Sauce


Gaylord, Jules and I made this sauce as an alternative for jar tomato sauce that called for in our Baked Ziti recipe. We were pretty pleased with the results. It works well as marinara sauce, which is what they fed their daughter Ariel while we waited for the Baked Ziti to bake. ingredients. 10 cloves…

Tomato Bruschetta Crusted Creamy Alfredo Pasta Bake


I needed a dish to use up the pound of fettucine noodles leftover after last night’s dinner as well as the two slices of leftover bruschetta. I love using leftovers to make an entirely new dish. As I can’t think of a good way to reheat leftover bruschetta, this seemed like the perfect way to…

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta


Using a gift card for Grand Central Bakery, Dad and I have been buying lots of fresh loaves of bread while he’s been in town. Ever since making the Roasted Garlic Bruschetta the other day, I’ve been dying to make a tomato bruschetta – it’s one of my favorite appetizers and pretty easy to make….