breakfast burritos

breakfast burritos

i was just about ready to commit to cornell when george washington university came and swept me off my feet! i visited the school yesterday, and it truly seems to have everything i want. urban? check. cool people? check. financial aid? check. journalism school headed by the emmy-award winning, NPR- and CNN-seasoned frank sesno? i admittedly didn't know who [...]

strawberry cake

strawberry cake

i have writer's block or maybe i should call it a strawberry jam SORRY you’ll need a 6-inch cake ring and a 6×20 strip of acetate cake (recipe from chocolate moosey) 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1 tbsp water 2 cups flour, sifted 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp kosher [...]

happy sunday!

happy sunday!

over the week, my attitude toward orange is the new black season three progressed from 'pretty excited' to 'uncontrollably jittery with anticipation.' netflix released it on friday, and i'm proud to say that i have watched all thirteen episodes. the jitters were partially due to the daily consumption of the huge cookies and cookie sandwiches shown above. i'm interning [...]

truffles etc.

truffles etc.

After being commissioned to make a cake topped with an edible stiletto, there were about thirteen days that I was interested in fondant. The cake turned out pretty well, though I was not excited to work with the dry, flavorless stuff again. One good result of my fondant endeavor was the discovery of HowToCookThat, a [...]

fig newtons

fig newtons

makes two dozen cookies I think it's safe to say I am the top consumer of figs in North Carolina? Maybe on the East Coast? That's a pretty bold statement, I know. I eat about five every day (yes, every day - I brought a bag to Nicaragua) which equates to roughly 150 pounds a [...]

deep-dish granny smith chicken pot pie with a cheddar crust

deep-dish granny smith chicken pot pie with a cheddar crust

makes four servings This autumnal entrée takes everything you thought you knew about apple pie and throws it out the window. There's no cinnamon, no nutmeg, no sprinkling of turbinado sugar to make for a caramelized crust. Instead, we're taking onions, thyme, and sautéed chicken and sealing them in a flaky, buttery, made-from-scratch dough. I pressed the [...]