Brown butter cherry bars

I’m about a month late with this recipe because I’ve been posting boring things like salads when clearly all we really needed was something dessert-y to get us to the weekend. Silly me. So with that out of the way, I will now turn my attention wholeheartedly to sweets made with the season’s bounty of…

Peach melba popsicles

We Northerners are very fickle. Last week, when highs were in the 60’s, all we did was complain about how cold it was for June. Or was that just me? Now, I’d like to apologize on our behalf and say: We take it all back!!!!! We’d gladly exchange this 95 degree heatwave for the balmy high…

Belgian brownie cakelets

I realize that it’s Wednesday and that you, whoever and wherever you are, may be needing cake. More specifically: insanely decadent, sinfully buttery, rich chocolate cake. Now I know what you may be saying…”But Callie, it’s late May and swimsuit season is upon us!” And I hear you, I really do. That’s why they’re called cakelets….

Chocolate berry overnight oats

Remember how I’m not eating sweets till April? It’s the worst. Also, I may have slipped just a teeeeeny, tiiiiiiny bit. OK, a lot. Like three slices of chocolate cake a lot. Also I should mention that I was the one who made the cake thereby directly putting myself in its path. In my defense, I…

5 ingredient peanut butter energy balls

I was really hoping last Tuesday would be one of those perfect snowy days where you stare out the window and watch the world turn quiet and white. In case you missed it, Tuesday turned out to be one of those epically over-hyped “blizzards.” Two feet turned into out to be less than 1 and the whole thing was over by…

Rosemary-orange gin & tonic

My best cocktail creations tend to spring up by accident as a result of leftover ingredients from cooking recipes. Lately, I’ve been into jazzing up gin & tonics. It’s pretty easy to ad lib as long as you keep things simple, picking a flavor or two that will complement the botanicals that gin already brings to the table….

Pecan squares

I’ve been living the jet setting lifestyle lately and let me tell you…it is not that glamorous. At least not when you’re flying on an Economy budget and struggling to eat sort of healthy and maybe actually work out every once in a while. Between work trips to California every other week, a wedding in…

Boozy baked french toast

Is there anything not to love about that phrase? Today is a Wednesday and we need something to get us through the rest of the week. That something is the promise of boozy baked french toast Saturday morning. Or Thursday morning if that’s your style! I knew today was going to be a weird one when I…

Chocolate dutch baby

Also known as, giant chocolate pancake. I’m developing a penchant for baking enormous pancakes circa 12am on weeknights. First it was an apple clafoutis. Then, last Thursday, at the end of a pretty terrible week, inspiration struck again when Deb Perelman shared a recipe for a chocolate dutch baby and I was all like, “I…

Popcorn snack mix

Guyyyys I’m going to Argentina today! Tonight actually, at 10pm. I’m skipping town for 9 days of sunshine, steak and red wine. That’s what you do in Argentina, right? I guess I’ll find out. Suffice to say, I’m pretty excited. Also, I’ll be a little quiet on the blogosphere until my return. And on that…

Cranberry orange butter cookies

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I don’t know about you but my past week has been a blur of cooking, baking and shopping. I’m off work until January 9th and leaving for Argentina in 5 days! I bought a giant suitcase so it’s really happening. Yet somehow despite all the exciting things coming up, I wasn’t…

Sweet, spicy & roasted kale salad

Hellooooooo from an extremely long hiatus! I am so sorry, I don’t know what to say except that this is an exceptionally crazy time of year – albeit a great one. I started stressing about Christmas in November so naturally  I made a to-do list and that helped a little but not a lot. Although it’s completely…