Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Jack and I have been on a funfetti kick this weekend.  Yesterday it started with some late night funfetti scones (At one time, “late night baking” meant after midnight.  These days, it refers to anything after 8pm).  However, the scones didn’t turn out nearly up to a blog’s standards so they will require another attempt…

Corn Fritter Waffle and Bacon Butter Sandwiches with Grapefruit Margaritas

Ever since Josh’s birthday party I have been anti-wine.  Turns out that too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing.  So in light of this anti-wine spring season, I’ve been on a margarita kick.  This grapefruit version features the whole foods tangerine soda, freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon juices, and a…

Masters Sunday Pimento Pizza

On Wednesday, my generous and subservient husband recommended that I get a jump on my weekend TV watching needs.  “If you’re going to want to watch anything this weekend, you should do it now, cause starting tomorrow we’re only going to be allowed to have the Masters on…”  Great.  Can’t wait. Amongst the historical Mercedes…

The Making of Burger Macs

I’ve been wanting to make these gems for quite a while.  But with my recent lack of time for baking, combined with painful memories of failed macarons in the past (see fruity pebble macarons ), I hadn’t gotten around to it.  Macarons are one of the most persnickety adventures in baking… they’re extremely sensitive and…

Zucchini Lasagna and Sea Salt Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

We’re all about zucchini turned spaghetti, today I wanted to try my hand at turning zucchini into another ‘pasta’: lasagna noodles.  This recipe comes straight from Skinny Taste, however I added about 6 handfuls of basil :) chopped into the sauce, layered with the zucchini, sprinkled on the top.  If you ask me, you can…

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Sunday mornings mean waffles!! And then when your waffle iron disappoints you, pancakes :) Today, with a very vocal and chatty Jack-attack assisting me from the counter top ‘high-chair’ seat, I made the multi step batter for red velvet waffles.  Jack assisted, favoring the silver kitchen aide bowl of whipped egg whites.   Ater combining the…

Baking (and not blogging) with Baby

Since having Jack around, my attention to Sconemasters has obviously diminished.  Specifically, it’s the last step of actually composing a post about the recent creations.  I feel like I’m still baking pretty regularly, still photographing (Josh’s camera card is covered in foodie pics), still uploading to my laptop… but then the workflow stops there, slightly…

Guacamole Scones

  Josh requested savory scones tonight so I decided to oblige.  Cheddar and Chive is a pretty ubiquitous combination but I wanted to make something more clever, and that would utilize some of our boundless supply of cilantro.   Brainstorming (aka, wandering around the kitchen pondering on-hand ingredients) I noticed our stack of avocados (ripening so that…

A Tale of Two Cheesecakes

I’ve been on a little cheesecake kick recently.  Prompted by… no good reason other than a craving for cheesecake.  On Thursday I made a no-bake, ricotta and berry variety, with a pecan graham crust.  I thought it was wonderful, Josh took a few bites and refrained from any more the rest of the weekend  :)…

Fig & Pistachio Mascarpone Tart

Commonly associated with mainstream ‘cookie’, the Fig Newton, figs are so so much more than that (but my own fig newton recipe is pretty great).  Figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines the chewiness of their skin, the smoothness of their interior, and the crunchiness of their seeds. Fresh figs are…

Celebrating National S’more Day: Bourbon S’more Pie

Happy National S’more Day!!  What a meaningful and significant holiday to celebrate.  S’mores are one of the most classic combinations of flavors, right up there with peanut butter and jelly, burrata and heirloom tomato, cheesecake and strawberry.  I knew I wanted to make something to commemorate the day, but then Trader Joe’s, the site of…

Sweet Corn Bacon Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

I spend a lot of time scanning epicurious and saveur, reading food blogs, paging through food magazines, scrolling through pinterest.  I’m always on the lookout for something off-the-beaten-path or featuring a clever twist on a norm.  With my eye for the unusual, this recipe struck me immediately. Making home-made ice cream is not the easiest…