Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Rabanadas {Portuguese French Toast}


Rabanadas have accrued many nicknames since I started sharing them with non-Portuguese people. My favorite one is from our buddy Ben: "whet bread." You have emphasize the w-h sound to capture how he pronounces "wet." Rabanadas are generally reserved for Christmas in my family.  Once my husband proclaimed his love for them, my mom started making them every month for her beloved son-in-law. Food is our language. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Pastel de Flores Para Flor


It's been several months since I've been able to post anything on this actual blog- relying more on Instagram to feel plugged into the baking world. That's because working full time and taking care of our little Acorn (daughter) is all consuming - in the best way possible. I've still been baking and trying new recipes but it's hard to take pictures. We're always on a deadline and running out the door. My husband has been amazing, giving me time to still pursue my interests in the kitchen. Thank you, amor!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Boo Brownie Cake

Halloween may not be my holiday, but I love an excuse to bake. Things have been super busy. In the wee hours, I scroll through Pinterest and tap my husband's shoulder to show him all the cool baking ideas that inspire me.  I don't bake to eat cake and cookies (though that's not a bad perk). It's more of an accessible creative outlet. Hence, I was tickled pink by a pink ghost cake from Erin Bakes.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Golden Ghouls {Halloween Italian Breakfast Cookies}

These silly cookies were inspired by some Pumpkin Biscotti that I recently made. I love decorating with little ghosts because they are easy to create and are on the cuter side of the Halloween spectrum. The goal was to decorate a cookie quickly and with minimal effort. Shortbread was a close contender but then I found this recipe for "Italian Coffee Cookies." And thus the Golden Ghouls were formed.

The short one is definitely Sophia. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Tahini


This lovely loaf was made because we had a crazy amount of super ripe bananas in the house. When in doubt with banana - make a loaf! At the same time, I wanted to try something new - hence this recipe. I am eager to try anything with sesame.