July 2010

macarons and basket

I must be a masochist. I’ve only made macarons a few times now, but I always seem to make them in the summer, during the height of humidity. And this particular summer has been more humid (and much warmer) than any I can recall. In fact, did you know that in the US, June 2010 [...]


Zucchini Muffins

by Sara on July 20, 2010

basket of muffins

It’s zucchini season for me, courtesy of my mom’s garden. For my first “large” zucchini of the year, I just had to make zucchini muffins. They freeze wonderfully for several months, so when the temperature has dropped and you are missing summer so much it hurts, you can always pull a muffin out of the [...]


Tres Leches Cake

by Sara on July 13, 2010

Tres Leches Cake

My mom and I can happily bond by sitting and “reading” cooking magazines or cookbooks. Okay, I admit, when pictures are involved, there’s both reading and gazing (sometimes longingly) involved, but if you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you already understand how that goes.


Chicken Pot Pie for Two

by Sara on July 11, 2010

Individual Chicken Pot Pie

We recently experienced a cool spell, allowing me to escape the grill for a few days and stay inside with my oven. I’ve never really been able to figure out why I like to crank up the oven on a cool summer day, or fire up the grill in the middle of winter…but sometimes you [...]