Chocolate Chip Scones

The first time I tried a scone was approximately 9 and a half minutes after these came out of the oven. I always assumed scones tasted like an edible doorstop and ordered a cinnamon roll instead, but once I smelled them there was no way they were going to sit there taunting me for 15…

Baklava

When my dad found out I was determined to learn how to bake, he immediately requested baklava. After two days of research I had to admit that I was not ready to make my own filo dough (maybe eventually but not yet). My dad initially sent over a recipe from the Food Network that called…

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Most mornings I barely have time for a bowl of cereal before running out of the house with still damp hair, but this weekend I took about an hour and made cereal from scratch! I was on the hunt for a recipe that would not require yet another trip to the grocery store when I…

Pop Tarts Two Ways

Much like ten million other people I enjoy spending my free time watching Claire Saffitz make gourmet versions of snack/junk food. In April Bon Appetit posted a pop tart recipe that was more manageable for home cooks, so I rolled up my sleeves, proceeded to dirty every bowl in our house, and had a 20…

Fudge Rounds

I live in a house divided, fudge rounds are my favorite snack cake while my husband ranks them as his least favorite; this recipe however has changed his mind! Because I attempted these for the first time in the midst of a global pandemic I had to trade my parents pizza for their bottle of…

Oatmeal Creme Pies

The first time I had a homemade, well bakery made, oatmeal creme pie my husband and I grabbed one from Common Bond in Houston and he nearly crashed our car after taking the first bite. On the way home the next day I found a recipe on Pinterest, it only took 3 years and being…