Category: Bite-Sized

How to Wing It: Cooking Black-Eyed Peas

I’d like to introduce you to my friend, the black-eyed pea. Actually a bean, these guys are packed with protein and fiber, as well as magnesium, iron, and calcium, and they taste awesome. I’m not trying to Columbus black-eyed peas: to people in the south and African American communities across the country these legumes are old news. But I know…

Brownies à la Katherine Hepburn

Do you find yourself cycling through brownie recipe after brownie recipe? Have you been thinking of exclusively making cupcakes instead? Or maybe you’re thinking of becoming vegan? Before you do any of the above, please try out this brownie recipe.   I love these brownies because they are fudgy and warm. The crust is chewy. They melt in your mouth.…

Satisfy Your Inner Bunny With This Carrot Cake

Though Easter wasn’t my original inspiration, it is a wonderful excuse indulge in this carrot cake. Everyone is so thoughtful about making Santa cookies, but who ever leaves a piece of cake for the Easter Bunny?! Mhmm. That’s what I thought. The first time I made this cake was for Bianca’s birthday, during the semester Abbey went hopping down to…

Birthday Pie

My boyfriend is one of those strange creatures who doesn’t like cake. It’s not even a feeling of dislike, more of vague indifference. Which is not exactly what you look for as a reaction to a birthday baked good. So, mud pie (what’s not to like- chocolate? coffee ice cream??) came on my radar three years ago, back in the college…

Pro Tip: Madeleines Are Easy

Is there anybody who doesn’t like madeleines? They’re spongey and simple and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, and pretty much every time I see a three-pack of them at Starbucks I buy it (that’s not a pro tip, I am not proud of myself). But I recently discovered that these sweet little babies are not hard to…

My Newest Houseguests: Chicks!

We have a special treat for y’all today: baby chicks! Probably a redundant term, but they are adorable and here are some pictures of the four little ones that my mom and I picked up at the feed and hay store nearby about a week ago. Eventually we will move them outside and they will start laying eggs, but for…