Apple Sharlotka

Thanks to our friends at Facebook and Instagram, a lot of us instinctly eat with our eyes before we even get a taste with our mouth. When I saw a picture of Food And Wine’s Sharlokta (a traditional Russian apple cake), I knew it was something I’d have to try. First of all, I LOVE fruit…

Twix Holiday Cookies

It’s funny how the holiday season brings out the baker in all of us. Other than pies, I’m not really one for baking. Why? Because unlike cooking— baking is truly a science. Measurements should be exact. Cook times are bible. There’s a ton of focus and patience required that generally I just don’t have. As…

Brownie S’mores

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday and this year was a welcomed marathon. Instead of the usual low key gig with my mom and sisters, my recent Thanksgivings have evolved into a multi site, high calorie, somewhat exhausting production that I sort of love. After participating in Jon’s very first Turkey Trot, we showered,…