Dessert First + Alessi: Raspberry Hazelnut Frangipane Tartlets

  raspberry frangipane tartlets and petnic It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and I hope you all have picnics and barbecues and welcome-to-summer festivities awaiting you! In honor of the holiday, I thought this new piece from Alessi’s spring/summer collection, PetNic, fit the summer theme perfectly....

A Valentine from Me and Driscoll’s

Three weeks into motherhood and I’ve noticed how time has taken on a particularly elastic quality. I spend literally the entire day at home: I’ll go through several rinse-and-repeat cycles of feeding, changing, and lulling baby to sleep, and yet somehow it’s always a surprise to look outside and see the sky darkening already. Has […]...

{Cookbook Review} I’m Back! With Apricot Lemon Hazelnut Bars

Hello all! I’m back from a 12 day Mediterranean cruise – Rome to Venice, with a bunch of Greek isles in between. I finally got to tick quite a few places off my travel wish list; I’m eager to share a recap with you in the next few weeks! But first, thanks for your patience […]...

Cupboard Inspiration: Hazelnut Macarons with Homemade Nutella (plus bonus giveaway!)

The giveaway is now closed. Thanks for visiting! While I was giving my blog a makeover, I was also doing a spring cleaning of our kitchen. We’ve been in our new home for almost a year and a half now – not really a new home anymore, is it? Certainly not judging by how overflowing […]...

Financiers with Finesse (And a Curd with Some Zest)

So one of things you learn when you work in a commercial kitchen and you make the same recipe over and over, is the importance of consistency. From whether you sifted your ingredients, to how quickly (or slowly) you combine everything, to the ambient temperature of the kitchen when you put a batter together, can […]...