Buckeyes

This Saturday kicks off the Ohio State buckeye football season and to celebrate I made a batch of candy buckeyes. For those of you not from Ohio, you may not be familiar with this confectionery concoction, but buckeyes are basically a sweetened peanut butter ball dipped in a chocolatey coating. These candies are synonymous with…

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Whew… what a weekend! After 4 years of undergrad and 3.25 years of graduate school, I am finally done! I, along with 38 of my classmates, were awarded our doctoral degrees in physical therapy from the Ohio State University on Sunday. To celebrate, my family and Robert’s came down to Columbus for a fabulous homemade…

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Aunt Khaki told me about this chocolate chip cookie recipe a few months ago. People who made them sang very high praises, even dubbing these the “best chocolate chip cookies…ever.” That was an extremely lofty claim for such a beloved treat, but it sounded intriguing. So when my Aunt Khaki visited us from California…

Panzanella

Summer is winding down. I saw the school bus making its rounds around our neighborhood this week and the days are getting shorter. I am personally excited for fall, but the summers in Ohio are so short that I know it can be a hard transition for some. For those of you still clinging to…

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

One of my favorite things about the weekends is waking up in the morning and enjoying a cup of hot coffee at a leisurely pace. What makes it even better is when it’s in the company of my friends and family. My Aunt Khaki and cousin Rachel visited us from California last week and I…

Lemon Curd Cake with Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Tomorrow is my older sister’s birthday. Selby is now to the point where she doesn’t like telling everyone how old she is, though I will tell you she isn’t “old” at all- she’s not even 30 yet. That birthday is next year ;). Selby, Kevin, and their adorable baby Jack visited Robert and me two…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I’ve been a lover of baked sweet potato fries for  a while now. Not only are they delicious, but they are also a healthy alternative to the regular potato. The trouble I have encountered with homemade versions of this side dish is the inability to make a crispy “fry” without actually frying the vegetable. The…

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

This is my favorite coffee cake recipe. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries and when you add in a streusel topping, I’m completely sold. Ina Garten introduced me to this delightful breakfast treat a few years ago (we’re on a first name basis 😉 ) and I have been making it on a…

Fresh Corn, Brie, and Jalapeno Frittata

In a continual effort to use the vegetables from our garden, I have been perusing cookbooks for recipes that help me maximize our bounty. When I came across this recipe, I knew I wanted to try it right away. I was planning on making it for a weekend brunch, but I ended up making it…

Classic White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Tomorrow is my mother-in-law, Connie’s, birthday. I won’t tell you how old she will be, but I will tell you that I love her more and more every year that passes by. When I asked her what flavor she wanted, Connie requested a white cake. I used the classic white cake recipe from Baking Illustrated,…

Food Memory Friday: Fresh Pesto and Tomato Bread

This recipe is my Aunt Khaki’s. I first tasted it about 7 years ago while she was visiting my family during the summer. At that point in my life, I had never had (or heard of) pesto and I was instantly intrigued. After my first bite of the crunchy deliciousness, I wanted the recipe right…