Hello lovelies! The other day I was browsing the sweets aisle of my local grocery store when I found the cutest little amaretto flavored cookies. Given the fact that I can’t even pronounce the name of them, I figure they must be the real deal! The brand is Matilde Vicenzi, and the cookies are called “Amarettino D’Italia: Ricetta Tradizionale Italiana.” Quite the mouthful. Fancy, right? But don’t worry if you can’t find the brand; the recipe I’m about to show you will[Read more]
My high school had the best lunch program ever. Not only did we have a contract with Subway on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the grannies in the kitchen sure knew how to throw together some tuna salad. They’d add negligible amounts of the healthy junk (celery) and opt instead to just load it with mayo. Then they’d slap a good glob of it between a hamburger bun and wrap each one in plastic wrap. It was heaven! I had a[Read more]
If you are at all familiar with Robyn’s chocolate cake recipe over at Add a Pinch you may be wondering why the hell I’m even reviewing it. It has over 1000 votes yet still rates an absurdly high 4.8! And don’t get me wrong—it’s not absurd because the cake sucks, it’s absurd because it’s difficult to get 1000 people to agree on anything. With that being said, given how many times I’ve used this recipe I feel like I have a lot[Read more]
Those of you who follow this blog may know that I make a new cake every week and eat it with my neighbors on Fridays, the night of our weekly barbecue. Since we rotate who hosts the barbecue each week, I like to try to keep it simple when everyone will be coming here. This is because decorating takes a long time and it often looks like a hurricane spun its way through my kitchen. When you couple that with the[Read more]
There are three things that stand out in my mind regarding the summer of 1992: Gyspy moths, Stephen King, and whoopie pies. I was just a little kid then so it’s amazing that I remember anything at all, but you can blame the gypsy moths for that. They were insane that summer. The caterpillars infested every tree, chomped leaf after leaf and left nothing behind. The destruction they caused was a major topic of conversation: “They’re killing the trees!” Having just learned about where we get our[Read more]
A semi-naked rustic tw0-tiered strawberry and chocolate ganache double drip cake!