Title: Pain au Jamon

Story: Have you ever laid your eyes on something and your first thought was mmmmmm? That’s how I felt when I fiat saw this savory goodness at Tartine in San Francisco. Then I tasted it. Imagine the saltiness of the high quality ham and nutty gruyere cheese wrapped in the buttery heaven of a fresh […]

Missed Connection: Frankfurt, Germany

After Naples, my friend and I bid ciao to Italy. Our flight home was scheduled with a very tiny layover in Frankfurt, Germany.  In order to make our connection flight, our initial flight had to go off without a hitch. We had no such luck. Our initial flight was delayed and left after the time […]

Italy: Oesteria AL Duomo – The Best Italian Meal

You will be hard pressed to find inedible food in Italy.  Everything I ate was simply delicious, however, there was one particular day where everything I consumed transported me to a place of pure delight. After walking around the old town Barletta, my friend and I decided to enjoy a meal at Oesteria AL Duomo, […]

Pizza Perfect!

Is there any food out there more delicious than pizza and diverse than pizza?  The answer is unequivocally, “NO!” Recently I took a class on how to make “Perfect Pizza at Home.” In this class, I learned how to make pizza dough from scratch and I learned 3 different pizza concoctions that were absolutely amaze-balls. […]

Mmm, Yummy Coconut Cupcake

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was spend time in the kitchen with my mom when she was baking a cake. I loved licking the bowl clean after she finished.  Although she used a family recipe, which was a jazzed up version of boxed cake mix with canned […]

Baking and Breaking Bread

Let’s talk about dough; not money, but bread dough. Have you ever had the opportunity to each a fresh piece of baked bread while it’s still warm? If you haven’t, then let me tell you, it is one of most deliciously fulfilling things you will ever eat. Your first contact with bread is by smell: […]

Wings and Things

I LOVE meat. Vegetarians at this point, you might want to look away because this week, it’s all about meat. Two of my favorite kinds of meat are chicken wings (preferably fried or as hot wings) and ribs (short rib, baby-back or spareribs). I could and would eat wings and ribs everyday if I wasn’t […]

Sweet Bite: So Pretty and So Tasty

The route to yummy usually begins in one of two ways: either by sight or by smell. In some cases, both sight and smell play a role in the journey to yummy-ville. Lately, I’ve been thinking about packaging and how it can increase the delightful reception of baked goods. Recently I made chocolate chip brownies […]

Carrot Cake: The “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” of Cakes

My favorite form of baked goods is the cupcake.  Eating a cupcake is like enjoying a treat that was specifically baked for you and only you. I enjoy baked goods so much so that I even enjoy baking baked goods. Every once in a while I frenzy bake.  What I mean by this is that […]