Russia: Medovik

Russia: Medovik

What is medovik? Well, for starters, medovik is a challenge. As I mentioned in my post about my award-losing chocolate chip cookies, I hate competition. But what I love is a good personal challenge. That’s why I started following the 52 Weeks of Cooking subreddit.…

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was so excited to call these my Award-Winning Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. But guess what? THEY AREN’T. Earlier in the year, I took what was a huge leap for me and entered the Kentucky State Fair for the first time. It’s something that…

Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies

Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies

These Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies contain something that was never personally part of my childhood memories: cranberries themselves! It may sound strange, but cranberry sauce was not a holiday staple in my family. To this day, it’s not included in our festive spreads. Corn, mashed potatoes,…

Pastéis de Nata

Pastéis de Nata

Bom dia! If you read my recent post recapping my trip to Portugal, then you know that I promised a recipe from my time there so that we could all have a little slice of Portugal in our kitchens at home. For Spain I gave…

Bluegrass-Saturday-In-May Banana Bread

Bluegrass-Saturday-In-May Banana Bread

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may forget that I sometimes post recipes. Yes, what started as a way for me to show off what I cook turned into a way to show off everything I eat, and I…

Raspberry Lemon Macarons

Raspberry Lemon Macarons

After weeks of recipe testing, I’m happy to report that my recipe for French macarons is ready to go! It took a lot of whipping, a lot of folding, and a heck of a lot of sitting around and doing nothing, but I finally got…

Blackberry Lime Pavlova

Blackberry Lime Pavlova

As the great Alyssa Edwards once said, I’m back back back back again! Listen, life’s been a little hectic lately. Currently, I’m going through a career change, planning my own wedding, planning my honeymoon, working full-time, studying (or trying to), and working on some other…

Christmas Fudge 3 Ways

Christmas Fudge 3 Ways

Fudge runs in my blood. Seriously, I’m not playing. My grandmother made the absolute BEST fudge you’ve ever had in your life. She was “the cake lady,” but she did some fudge on the side at Christmastime. My grandparents lived in a small town, so…

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Sometimes you get an idea so brilliant, so out of this world, that you just HAVE to make it a reality. “Apple pie, but on a cheesecake,” you think. “Apple pie cheesecake. Wow. I should make this happen.” And then you do. Don’t get me…

Bring Fair Food Home: Dark Chocolate Orange Funnel Cakes

Bring Fair Food Home: Dark Chocolate Orange Funnel Cakes

We all love it, we all hate it – we all love to hate it. I’m talking about fair food, people. The doughnut burgers, the fried Girl Scout cookies, and yes – the fried butter. The stuff that you know is so bad for you…