Sweets



Olive Oil Cake

I never had olive oil cake until I moved to Brooklyn, first tasting it at one of our favorite sandwich spots, Court Street Grocers. I was immediately hooked and needed to learn how to make it myself. My first attempt making the cake last Easter was unfortunately not a success. The cake was super oily and the center had slightly…
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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

For a few years now, I’ve been making chocolate chip cookies for the holidays and parties, experimenting with different types and amounts of ingredients until they came out just perfect. And now I am SO happy to give you my go-to Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe. The biggest player in my recipe testing was the amount and types of flour. I…
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Chocolate Tart

A few weeks ago, my parents came into Brooklyn to celebrate their birthdays (they are two days apart) over brunch, and I wanted to make a special treat to have for dessert. I was perusing through some of my cookbooks and once I saw the Chocolate Tart recipe from from the Frankies cookbook, I knew I had to make it.…
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Brooklyn Kitchen Hangover Brunch Cooking Class

A few weekends ago, John and I took a Hangover Brunch cooking class at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg. Perfect timing as the night before, we consumed multiple bottles of wine with a few friends at dinner (whoops!). Our instructor put together a menu with ingredients appropriate for healing a hangover – and I have to say we felt pretty…
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