TWD- Pizza Rustica

TWD- Pizza Rustica

This post is short and sweet because life has become busier than ever. I have to remind myself to stop, sit down, and breath deep every now and then. This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie (cooking from Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking with Julia) was pizza rustica. Pizza Rustica…what exactly does that mean? It is … Continue reading

Roo-ga-lack? Rue-ge-lech? Oh Rugelach!

For this week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, we made Rugelach, a traditional Jewish pastry. The dough for these bundles of joy are typically made with a big helping of cream cheese. If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of cream cheese- Vanilla sprinkles cake layered with cheesecake and frosted with raspberry cream … Continue reading

TWD Week 2- Chocolate Truffle Tart

TWD Week 2- Chocolate Truffle Tart

There’s just something about the words “chocolate tart” that scream French to me. I picture myself sitting in a cafe’ in Paris overlooking the Eiffel tower, reading fashion magazines and people watching, sipping a cafe au lait and nibbling on a slice of a heavenly chocolate tart. For my second week of baking for Tuesdays … Continue reading

Southern Banana Pudding

Southern Banana Pudding

My first banana pudding experience was at Breadmen’s restaurant in Chapel Hill during my senior year in college. Famous for their southern casseroles and comfort food, Breadmen’s has been a Chapel Hill institution since 1974. Every Monday night, my friends and I would meet up for their free banana pudding night (listed as one of … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownie Stout Ice Cream

Chocolate Brownie Stout Ice Cream

I’ve been on a major chocolate kick this past week.   I have to blame my husband, as he gave me several varieties of chocolate bars for Valentine’s day from our local chocolate shops in Raleigh, Videri and Escazu.   We did a taste test to see who makes the best chocolate in the Triangle … Continue reading