Easy Cherry Hand Pies

I don’t know about you but I happen to love fruit pie for breakfast. Paired with a scrambled egg and a glass of milk, a piece of pie makes a pretty hearty first meal of the day. You can argue the high sugar content, yes. But everything in moderation, right? And actually, these mini pies […]

How to Bake Part 3: Substitutions

All right, so we’ve talked about ingredients in Part 1 and Proper Measuring Techniques in Part 2. Now let’s talk about substitutions that work… PART THREE: SUBSTITUTIONS What’s the point of substituting in recipes anyway? Well, what if you’re vegan and a recipe calls for eggs? What if you have celiac disease and a recipe […]

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Autumn has been upon us for a month now… Yet Los Angeles does not feel a bit like crisp, crunchy leaves or pumpkin spice lattes… Just the other day Cobalt and I visited the beach to enjoy the sunny blue skies and cool breezes. I doubt anyone out East where we moved from is doing that […]

How to Bake Part 2: Measuring

In Part 1 we talked about ingredients in baking and how they chemically impact food’s texture, flavor and appearance. Today we’re going to talk about measuring and why we should care about it so much. PART TWO: MEASURING I bet you didn’t think there was a technique to measuring ingredients into to a bowl when […]

How to Make Chili from Dried Beans

While it may be time consuming, cooking beans from dried is so easy! And it really doesn’t have to be time consuming if you let time do the work for you. All it takes is a little planning ahead… There’s nothing like HOMEMADE CHILI. Spicy, mild, sweet, meaty, veggie, tomatoey, brothy, thick, white, dark… I love […]

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls with Orange Glaze

I love breakfast food. When I have time, I enjoy whipping up a veggie omelette or egg sandwich. But my favorite is breakfast breads! They’re pretty versatile and you can quickly snap one into a Tupperware for the road if you’re in a hurry for your morning meal before work or school. This recipe for Cinnamon Raisin […]