Guilty Pleasures: Lemon Croissants

Making authentic croissants from scratch is on my culinary to-do list, but I’m pretty certain it is a long process with multiple steps and an inordinate amount of butter so I’m putting that off for another day.  In the meantime, these are my guilty homemade croissant-like indulgence.  They are amazingly delicious, not very difficult, and… [read more]

Guilty Pleasures: Pizza Cookie

In college one of our favorite restaurants was BJ’s brewery, not because of the food, but because they have a delicious dessert called Pizookie. I assume it means “pizza cookie” and it is basically barely baked cookie dough with ice cream on top.  Once Rick and I started making them ourselves we haven’t even gone… [read more]

Grandma’s Gingerbread Cookies

My Grandma was a beautiful, classy and wonderful woman. One of the many things I loved about her was how she seemed to always have something edible to share, ranging from freshly picked vegetables straight out of her gorgeous garden to delicious baked goods warm out of her oven.  Today is her birthday and she… [read more]

Guilty Pleasures: Oreos

Oreos are pretty much against everything I stand for; they are loaded with sugar, weird preservatives and are super addictive.  However, they are also DELICIOUS! I don’t buy them often, but I was having a particularly bad day last week and when I saw them in the isle at the grocery store there was no… [read more]

Guilty Pleasures: Mochi Ice Cream

I have a love-hate relationship with Trader Joe’s; they have great prices, some pretty awesome foods, and for better or worse, amazing desserts! I feel like I can’t take a trip in there without coming out with a sweet treat (even when I’d rather not) and mochi ice cream is one of my faves. If you haven’t tried them yet and live near a Trader Joe’s, I highly recommend you do. And if you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s then you can try to make them yourself by following the amazing tutorial at Frock Files.