breads & bread puddings

Beer & Cheese Bread

What I love most about this recipe is how well the contrasting flavors work together. The ¬†beer adds a natural fizz to the bread, which keeps it really light and airy while it bakes. The hoppy taste from the beer gives it a nice sour punch, which is complemented by the melted sharp cheddar cheese.… Continue reading Beer & Cheese Bread


Formal Chocolate Strawberries

A classic, easy dessert to make for any special occasion. The key to making these great is to use high quality chocolate. There are only three ingredients, so you need them all to be top notch. Decorating them with the little tuxedos and pearl necklaces is a fun way to spruce up any formal event.… Continue reading Formal Chocolate Strawberries


Rosemary & Apricot Rice Krispy Treats

I made this dessert for the Academy Awards one year and loved the way they came out. I love the juxtaposition of a child's dessert with such elevated flavors. The rosemary in the bars breaks up the extreme sweetness and really entertains your tongue. They are definitely not for everyone, but your foodie friends will… Continue reading Rosemary & Apricot Rice Krispy Treats

Burgers, Sandwiches, & Wraps

Turkey & Zucchini Sliders

I was inspired to make this recipe after reading through the Jerusalem cookbook. It is a must-see if you are in any way interested in Middle Eastern/ Israeli / Meditteranean cooking. The pictures are gorgeous, the recipes are incredible, and the book itself really is a work of art. You'll notice for this recipe that… Continue reading Turkey & Zucchini Sliders