January 2010

Glazed Lime Cake

by Sara on January 31, 2010

glazed lime cake

This week, I decided to start things off with a simple dessert designed to last all week. This recipe is simple, easy, and inexpensive to make as it utilizes ingredients that many of us already have on hand. Perfect. I’ve made simple cakes like this before and I remembered their penchant for drying out if [...]



by Sara on January 28, 2010


I first started playing with choux dough back in college. At the time, my idea of cooking involved a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and a sauce packet. My roommates and I would cut up chicken, then stir-fry the chicken, add the veggies, add the sauce, and let it simmer for a bit. Whomever wasn’t [...]


Coffee Crunch Bars

by Sara on January 22, 2010

coffee crunch bars

After the holidays, I spent some time perusing old food magazines, especially the winter issues. I found this recipe from Molly Wizenberg’s column in Bon Appetit, and the bars sound fun and tasty, and I was ready to try something different. I almost had all of the ingredients, but because I only had light brown [...]


Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

by Sara on January 20, 2010

tomato & goat cheese tarts

When I first received my copy of Back to Basics, I knew that someday I would make the goat cheese tart. I mean, it has some of my favorite components: puff pastry, goat cheese, caramelized onions, parmesan, thyme…add a glass of wine, and life is perfect. I originally made this recipe last year for the [...]