How to Make Donuts From Scratch (Like You Know What You’re Doing)

Doughnuts, for me, represent absolute perfection. Don’t get me wrong: Pie is my number one; cake is near the top of my list; and I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like. But doughnuts…there isn’t much in this world that’s better than a good—no, a GREAT—doughnut. Sure, they can be doused in sugary glaze and […]

11 Sweet & Simple Fourth of July Desserts We Love

Even though summer “officially” starts on June 22 (aka the summer solstice), the season doesn’t really kick off until the Fourth of July holiday—and not just because there are fireworks to mark the occasion. By the time the 4th rolls around, the farmers markets are abundant with the ripe fruits and vegetables you dreamt about […]

This Ingredient Changed My Chocolate Chip Cookie Game Forever

In 1999, my dad and I memorized how to make chocolate chip cookies in case Y2K actually happened. I’m not sure what kind of world we were expecting if it had, but we feared the future might be cookie-less. And a world without the classic Nestlé Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe was not a […]

How to Make Your Own Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi—smooth and pillowy and cotton ball-light—needn’t be messed with. But if you had to—let’s say it’s summer and a billion degrees outside and you wish your big toe could be submerged in an ice bath at all times—you could combine it with ice cream. And not just combine it with ice cream, but wrap it […]

The No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie That Made Me Stop Hating Peanut Butter

For as long as I could remember, I abhorred peanut butter. To me it tasted harsh, almost metallic, and I hated the texture. Peanut butter felt more like a prank than a food. It reminded me of how my dad—a lifelong practical joker—would tell his unknowing friends that wasabi was “Japanase avocado” when they went […]

Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Mini cheesecake cupcakes made with Greek yogurt and cream cheese with a vanilla wafer crust topped with strawberries and blueberries to create a red, white and blue dessert using Mother Nature as my source for food coloring. Cheesecake Cupcakes These are the perfect Memorial Day weekend treat, they taste too good to be under 100 […]

The Great Majesty of the Paris-Brest, an Éclair to Share

When you live among the beauty and majesty of Paris, as I did while pursuing my undergraduate degree, the most fantastic things become routine. Like picnicking on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower, which I did with friends regularly as it was the closest park to my apartment. (It’s actually where I met […]

Our New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies Happen to Be Vegan

Like most of my ideas worth sharing, these vegan chocolate chip cookies were born from a dessert craving at 7 a.m. on a weekday. A better-adjusted, more disciplined person might’ve assuaged it with a scone (and arrived at work on time). But I got out my mixing bowls. From Our Shop Cookies for breakfast, I […]

A $0 Trick for Bakery-Style Desserts

Forget the dinner party: I’m a big believer in the dessert party. It’s simpler—no full meal planning required—and there’s something special about getting together just for dessert. The only catch? A festive desserts-only party must have a suitably festive display. I learned this the hard way. When my boyfriend and I had a housewarming a […]

Key Lime Yogurt Pie

6 Freestyle Points 139 Calories This easy Key Lime Yogurt Pie is a cross between a key lime pie and a key lime cheesecake with a light, creamy filling that is sweet and tart, made with key lime juice, yogurt and cream cheese in a graham cracker crust. Key Lime Yogurt Pie The filling requires […]