Ch. 65: Neapolitan Sugar Cookies that are worth a tri

I’d first heard of Sarah Kieffer through Instagram. When you follow as many baking profiles as I do, you start to get a feel of those in the industry who make waves. In looking more at her stuff, I realized that she’s the brain behind the pan-banging method- a style of cookie that I’d noticed…

Ch. 52: Not Your Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve eaten a lot of chocolate chip cookies in my day- with everyone and their mom (literally) swearing that theirs is the best. Many of them have been great, some not so much. It’s always surprising to me just how varied CCC’s can be (I’m one for abbreviations, sue me). Some like ‘em thick, some…

Ch. 51: Soft & Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Though the COVID cases still continue to rise here on Guam, I oddly enough don’t seem to have as much free time as I once did when lockdown first hit. Many companies, mine included, have ramped up, so I don’t have the free time to bake a cake or some intricate dessert the same way…

Ch. 42: Leche, Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

I’m always looking for new cake recipes. Unlike most desserts, cakes seem to be pretty simple to put together but tend to have good results. I mean other than the cake falling apart or being dry, there’s not much you can do to a cake to make it taste bad. I’ve been doing a lot…

Ch. 37: The Chocolate Macaroon Cake that you shouldn’t passover

I’d been holding onto this recipe for years. When I first discovered the Bon Appetit youtube channel, long before their chefs became internet sensations, BA released these rushed videos breaking down a recipe set to some fast paced music with a select few chefs demonstrating them. One of which was Claire Saffitz who, at this…

Ch. 23: Vegan Coconut-Chocolate Mousse- a true pantry staple

I’d been going pretty heavy on the desserts lately and wanted to make something that could satisfy my sweet tooth, yet wouldn’t leave me feeling too guilty. Let’s face it- dessert is indulgent. However, that doesn’t mean you have to load up on sugar and fat every time you feel like treating yourself. I came…

Ch. 18: Cocoa Banana Bread AKA The Black Sheep

I really wanted to like this recipe– trust me, I did. But I’ll start off by saying that of all things I’ve made this lockdown (which is up to about 50 new recipes as I write this), this one in particular makes the top 5 worst. I was browsing through Bon Appetit recipes when I…

Ch. 13: A Pretty Tasty Chocolate Tart

Chocolate is a staple in our pantry. At any given time, we have a selection of semisweet, bittersweet and even white chocolate on hand, ready for the next recipe. Given this, chocolate always has a recurring role in many of the desserts I make because we love the flavor and really, what’s better than a…