Fresh Plum Cake Featuring Imperfect Produce

  A couple years ago, a Facebook friend posted an article on Imperfect Produce, a new start up in the Bay Area, with the mission to reduce food waste. It pains me to see food thrown away, especially perfectly good food; but I’m embarrassed to admit that as much of a foodie as I had…

Gingerbread Cookies

My first distinct memory of cookie decorating was at my aunt and uncle’s house when I was about 6 or 7 years old. All of our family and friends gathered in their sun room where several tables held bins full of huge sugar cookies in many shapes and sizes- giant snowmen and Christmas trees and…

Cheesy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

The first time I made these a couple months ago, I wanted biscuits like the ones at Red Lobster. I haven’t been in years, but for some reason I remember the biscuits being good. These came out delicious and it only took 30 minutes to whip up a batch. I also devoured them so quickly…

Persimmon Crisp & Bourbon Whipped Cream

Persimmon isn’t the most common fruit, so I had to improvise with this recipe. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! If I ever find myself with a ton of ripe fruit wondering how to use them before they go bad, baking is a great go-to. One easy way to use up all your extra fall…

Irresistable Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mom tried one of my chocolate chip cookies and said, “Hey, maybe you should teach me how to make these.” Me teach her??? My mom smokes slabs of bacon for fun, bakes her apple pies from scratch and experiments with foods like fried mashed potatoes. I practically pinched myself when she asked for my recipe. Still,…

Clear-The-Fridge Frittata

On Sunday morning I opened my fridge to the quintessential first-world problem-more food than I knew what to do with: seven egg whites, a sad close-to-withering red bell pepper, one fennel bulb (what was I planning on doing with that?), and a lonesome carrot. I usually chop all my veggies and throw them into an omelette, but…