Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Pudding Cookies 1

Pudding cookies. O’ can I write an ode to thee? Look at me waxing poetic. Seriously though. Pudding cookies were one of those things that I always saw other food bloggers post, but always thought I was too cool to make myself. Pudding mix in a cookie? Psh. Why would anyone do that? NOW I UNDERSTAND. The pudding makes these cookies extra soft and chewy–almost bakery quality and they have a flavor that is SO addictive. If you’re a crazy chocoholic, I understand, my advice would be to substitute the vanilla pudding mix for chocolate pudding mix. I cannot be held responsible if your head implodes from chocolate overload. Continue reading

Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I have an internship in Brooklyn that requires me to commute through NYC. After this summer I am NEVER going to complain about Boston public transportation again (ok that’s probably a lie, but still). Sure the NYC subway system is just kind of gross and has rats etc., but that isn’t the main problem. The biggest issue with the subway system is the crazies who ride it. Not to say that there aren’t weirdos in Boston, but those people look like nice, upstanding citizens compared to the New Yorkers I’ve encountered. I was inspired to share my subway experience after a particularly amusing encounter on Thursday.  Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Torte

Flourless Chocolate Torte

 

OMIGOSH Rebecca fell into a black hole and was kidnapped by aliens who put her into an intergalactic zoo! Only kidding. I know it probably seems like that’s what happened to me though. Nope, just in between being in LA and birthday festivities (holy crap I’m finally 20) this post has totally slipped my mind even though I baked this cake AND took pictures a few days ago. Continue reading

Cinnamon Spice Muffins

Cinnamon Spice Muffins

Enjoying my super last minute slapdash photography?

Yea I kind of forgot about these muffins that I baked and photographed in haste before jetting off to sunny Pasadena. Essentially the muffin order came in when the middle one (I refer to my sisters as the little one and the middle one–not to their faces haha) decided that she wanted a grab and go breakfast to take with her in the morning before going off to work. However, in spite of the haphazard effort, and the fact that they got kind of burnt because I accidentally got distracted watching Chopped instead of keeping an eye on the oven–curse you Food Network–these muffins were surprisingly well received!  Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pie Crust Cookies

Pie Crust Cookies 1

 

I am definitely in the pie crust fan club. Everyone knows that’s the best part of the pie (except my mom, but she’s weird haha). I may or may not be the horrible person who breaks off the crust of anything that gets left in the fridge…never happened. Don’t blame me. Ahem anyway so yea pie crust is pretty much the best thing ever, which is why pie crust cookies and I were destined to be together. I mean seriously if you’re looking for the ideal crust to filling ratio these are the way to go! Ok not gonna lie I also pick the crumble topping off coffee cake…jeez I’m such a bad person. Can you really blame me though? It used to drive my parents crazy especially over Passover when we lived off this kosher for Passover coffee cake and my sisters and I would attack the topping and leave my parents with a pitted mess that was completely devoid of all topping. I can’t be the only one who does this? Does anyone else ruin desserts for other people like me? Please share if you do–it’ll make me feel better haha.  Continue reading

Fresh Fruit Tart

Fruit Tart *Isn’t it so pretty?! I thought it was pretty so I guess that’s all that counts haha. It’s kind of rare that I make a dessert that’s anything special to look at. At the end of the day, a cookie is just a brown lump with some stuff thrown into it and don’t even get me started on brownies–it’s damn near impossible to make those look good! Anyway, this tart looks awesome in my opinion (and it tastes even better). I’m so modest haha. Something about it seems really summery–maybe because it reminds me of the 4th of July. Happy Summer by the way!  Continue reading

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

 

One of my favorite summer foods has got to be zucchini. My mom usually grills it with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s pretty amazing. We actually popularized this recipe in the house last summer when we had way more squash than we knew what to do with. You might think that isn’t possible or that we should be more responsible about our grocery shopping, but that isn’t the case at all. Continue reading