A little girl with a big passion for food.

Peach-Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Once upon a time, I tried to recreate the legendary “Savannah Bar” from Great Harvest… My photos were horrific and my recipe left much to be desired. They were good, but they didn’t hold a candle...

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

My sister, Rachel, is a third grade teacher and yesterday was her school district’s last day before summer break, which got me to thinking about my third grade experience… I remember third grade like...

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies with Sea Salt

Friends! It’s been a while and I have some fun updates and some fun rants! Fun in my eyes, at least. I think Tony wants to scratch my eyeballs out. Anyway, I flew home...

Buttermilk Cherry Clafoutis

Happy Monday! I am a very happy camper today because tomorrow I am headed home to California for the week! Activities on the itinerary include spending time with family, hunting/confirming a wedding venue, ravaging the farmers’ market...

The Bite-Sized Baker’s Adventures – Positano, Italy

Last weekend, Tony, Louie, and I packed our bags and made the 6-hour journey from Florence to the Amalfi Coast. I have wanted to visit the Amalfi Coast ever since I first saw pictures...

The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream

For the past few months my good friend Lara, whom I introduce to everyone as “the girl who speaks eight languages,” and I have participated in “Baking Wednesdays,” and sometimes “Blogging Thursdays” when it’s a two-day...

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I feel like treating myself to dessert, which is frequent, I always prefer a baked good over a piece of candy. However, there are times when candy just calls to me and that’s typically...

Lemon Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt

When I was younger, my mom would host afternoon tea parties for all of the neighborhood ladies and their children. She would dust off her old wedding china and serve tea for the ladies...

The Buckeye State Ice Cream

There are few things I enjoy as much as ice cream. If it were acceptable, I would eat ice cream for every meal… I would have severe health issues after a while, but dammit,...

Irish Car Bomb Brownie Sundaes

St. Patrick’s Day is always a huge deal in Chicago. After months of frigid temperatures and polar vortexes, people emerge from hibernation and seem to forget they live in Chiberia for the day. There’s...