Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

If there is one flavor I could never get sick of it when it comes to baking it would absolutely be lemon. Pie, muffins, danish, cake, if it has lemon in it I’ll take it. At family get together’s and holidays there was always a lemon cake, lemon meringue pie, or lemon bars. It is…

Entremet Progression

So for whatever reason I have been on a slight pastry kick, which is odd for me considering that I have always disliked baking and pastry. Not to say that I am bored with cooking, I think I am just enjoying a new world of colors, or non colors and the ability to mess around…

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Hello everyone, now that it’s starting to get warmer out I wanted to do an easy recipe for some summer time salad. Abby and I went to the Hillsdale farmers market and got some really beautiful greens to use. I’ve had this recipe for a couple years ago but made some tweaks to it, it’s…

Masala Spice Cake with Coconut Buttercream and Caramel Apples

I was recently given a sample of maharaja masala spice from Seasonality Spices and wanted to try it out. To be honest I am not the biggest fan of curry so I wanted to do a recipe that people could use if they had some masala but wanted to try something different. For this recipe…

Sweet Soy and Garlic Pork

Family meal is a staple in a lot of restaurants, at the end of a long shift finally getting to sit and have some food with your co workers can be such a relief especially on weekends. Whenever it was my turn to make family meal a go to of mine would be this marinade….

Pot Roast with Carrots and Pearl Onions

Pot roast is one of those dishes that we always had growing up. Pot roast, carrots, onions, and white rice. It is something my grandmother always made for my mom when she was a kid. My mom would tell me that she would get off the bus and be able to smell it from down…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Its so hard for me to turn down anything chocolate and peanut butter. Except for the Easter egg Reese’s Cup, the ratios are off and it tastes weird, but I digress. So I am pretty sure I have the most incredible girlfriend ever, she works over 80 hours a week and still makes pastries for…