24 posts by Leigh

Guest Feature: Puff Pastry Sticky Buns

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.” Ellen DeGeneres. We all have mornings like this, when the mood strikes for something homemade, sweet, and ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Homemade Berry Gummies – The Power Of Three

It’s good to be three. Three year olds have a flair for finding fun in every situation. They are masters of turning lemons into lemonade. Rain or shine, three year olds just want to have a good ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Chocolate Layer Cake With Coffee Buttercream & Chocolate Ganache

It was the summer of ‘72, the year of Bell Bottom jeans and “American Pie.” My parents were young 20-somethings, just married, and renting their first one-bedroom apartment in California. Dad ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Coconut Bird Nest Cupcakes – Art Imitates Life

‘Tis Spring! After months of cold, spring reopens the window to motivation and creativity. Pastel petals adorn the trees and sidewalks. Spring’s beauty makes every watery-eye, sniffle, and ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Paleo Breakfast Muffins

Every year, as winter comes to a close, I have a surge of energy… and panic. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, I feel the pressure to fight my way back into summer shape, quick. A few ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Dark Chocolate Belgian Brownie Bites

      Joie de vivre, the term that means joy of living, is a commonly used expression that represents the French approach to daily life. It means finding the happiness in the present circumstanc... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Vegetable Tian/Ratatouille Side Dish

Provence is a region in southern France, known for its mild climate, olive trees and lavender fields. So beautiful and scenic, its landscape has attracted the likes of artists such as Vincent Van ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Four Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s Friday night, and you are craving a bite of something sweet. In an effort to stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions, you have removed your stash of Holiday treats from the cabinets. ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Secret Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Washington DC in January can be cold and dreary.  Daylight is short, and the festive decorations of the Holidays have been taken down and put away. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Ricotta Pie…for Stephen

It was 1975 at the Turnpike Bowladrome in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The alley was bustling with chatter, crashing pins, and rumbling bowling balls. The social club was in competition season, assign... Continue Reading