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cornmeal pancakes topped with butter

Was this pancake recipe created because I was craving cornbread for breakfast? Yes. And I will not apologize because…it’s perfect. These honey and cornmeal pancakes are a variation of the hoecake recipe in Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen by the brilliant Zoe Nathan. I have mentioned Huckleberry before (hello loaf cake) and […]

Honey & Cornmeal Pancakes

Breakfast & Brunch

sliced pretzel buns

These homemade pretzel buns are chewy and salty—making it the perfect pairing for burgers or breakfast sandwiches.

Homemade Pretzel Buns


apricot and habanero jam on toast with basil and ricotta

This apricot jam is my new summer fling! It is sweet, with just a little bit of heat and a vibrant orange color thanks to the addition of turmeric.

Apricot Jam with Turmeric & Habanero

Breakfast & Brunch

s'mores cookies on a picnic table with marshmallows and chocolate

Gooey marshmallows, melty milk chocolate, and a graham-flavored cookie, these babies have it all! No campfire required!

S’mores Cookies


cherry and cream cheese hand pies with a rolling pin

Dear Cherries, I’m sorry strawberries get all the fame when summer hits. Maybe it’s because you have a pit that contains cyanide? Making you harder to eat and potentially poisonous. But to me, that sounds pretty metal. You are beautiful, sweet, tart, and make me think of the many cherry stickers I had in the […]

Cherry & Cream Cheese Hand Pies


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