P&J Waffle Sandwich

“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” – William C. Bryant As my apple watch closes its rings for the day, I sat wondering if I had a piece of gum to cultivate…

A Great Belgian Waffles Recipe

I have never made waffles before. In fact, I just purchased my very first waffle iron yesterday. But because I was worried about my inability to operate a waffle iron (it turned out to be dummy proof)- starting out with a really good recipe I knew would make all the difference. I read, and read, and…

Cookie recipe for one

I cannot fathom a deep and comprehensible post at 11:37 pm when I am over and under the moon having just discovered this quick one-cookie recipe. I have been searching for a dessert recipe for ONE person, mostly to avoid over-eating, over-compensating, and to satisfy my late-night sweet-tooth regrettable cravings. Sadly, everything required a heating temperature…

Baked Maple Donuts

I made these last night as I prepared for my final viewing of the Rio summer Olympic Games with a heavy heart. I’ve dedicated an entire blog post to the Olympics, so I will just leave one final comment before I pin down the recipe for these great Maple donuts .. The Olympic games offer us an…

Henry James & The Portrait of a Great Trifle

In many cases, the characters in the books that I read, in certain circumstances and in-between great dialogue, resonate among all things with me. Take Isabel Archer as a great example: a young lady who found herself intertwined in high society through a family member whom  offered her a chance of great reference for travel and riveting characters…

Fondant Vanilla Cake

After working with fondant for the first time and having the experience turn out great (previous post: sweetest birthday cake) – I am now arrogant. Somehow I now think that I can make ANY cake with fondant :s …and the truth is, well, my arrogance has not been completely shattered just yet (but continue reading: I will…

Buttermilk Pie

I miss blogging so much!! I have been on this wonderful teaching journey that in so many ways has/is changing my perspective on life and giving me a rich experience so early in my professional career. In many ways, I feel incredibly lucky to finish my masters’ program and begin working instantly, and loving it. Yet…

Sponge Cake with Greek Yogurt, Cherries and Chocolate

It’s quite a lazy September 1st–not to mention it’s also Sunday! I thought I would take my books and pre-read a little for next week’s classes, at a nearby Starbucks. But, it was packed. I fiddled around a bit, grabbed my grande medium roast coffee, and I headed back to where I came from. Coffee…

An Evening in Italy: Starting Cooking School

My heart sank as I sat in my seat and clicked “send”. I finally sent my final research paper! I am not sure why I got a little dramatically emotional about it– but perhaps the first two courses in my master’s program are over. Time is on a ferrari. What now? Well..I already decided to…