Orange Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a cookie fiend. I love baking up the little devils, and I love devouring them even more. Cookies are just so fun. There are a myriad of flavors, textures, shapes, and sizes in the cookie world, a cookie for everyone. Plus, they’re generally pretty simple to make, a great choice for the beginner […]

Greens: Two Ways

The pizza here in CNY may not be my cup of tea, but what the area does do right is greens. If you’re unfamiliar with the dish, greens are typically some form of leafy green (escarole, spinach, etc.) sauteed with other good stuff like chicken stock, butter, bacon, hot peppers, and more. Utica is famous […]

PB & J Dip (Video)

Sometimes, when you least expect it, a stroke of genius hits you. That’s how I get all my greatest foodspirations*. I’ll be sitting around (hungry), thinking about food (is there anything else worth thinking about?), and then some beautiful idea hits me out of the blue so suddenly that I’m practically knocked right out of […]

Don’t Forget!

Don’t forget to submit your questions for this week’s Smart Cookie Chatter Session. Head over to the SC Chatter Page right now and ask your question, and it will be featured in this week’s video! The topic this week is “pasta,” but nothing is off limits. Want to know what “al dente” means? Do you […]


Waffle Brownies

What will a waffle maker want when waffles won’t work? It’s a riddle. And a tongue twister. The answer: BROWNIES. At the risk of stating the obvious, brownies are such a wonderful treat, even in their most basic form. Almost every loves brownies. They’re soft and comforting, like a delicious chocolate bear who decided he […]

Healthy Cookie: Kale, Feta, & Tomato Veggie Burger Wrap

I have a lot of resentment towards healthy foods, and towards my stubborn taste buds for not liking them. It’s a constant battle. Despite what you might assume from the decadent recipes that make up the majority of this site, I actually eat healthy foods most of the time. About 75% of my week is […]

The First Ever Smart Cookie Chatter Session

As you all know, I gave you guys the opportunity to ask me anything your hearts desired, then vowed to personally¬† answer all your questions in a video. I was thrilled with the questions you asked, and couldn’t wait to respond! This week, I answered your inquiries on everything from tempering to nail polish. So, […]

Candy Bar Cake (Video)

What’s the one problem you didn’t know candy bars had? They don’t have cake in them. It’s okay, because we can easily resolve this candy-cake conundrum: We’ll make a GIANT candy bar stuffed with cake. The end result is what you would get if a Snickers bar and a cake had a baby. You’ve got […]

SC Essentials: Perfect Pound Cake

I need to dispel a rumor that’s been running rampant for far too long. Pound cake is not boring. I know how it looks to the untrained eye: a vanilla cake devoid of frosting. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Yes, pound cake is traditionally served without frosting, but I ensure you, my […]

I Want You!

This Tuesday, I’ll be posting my latest video which will feature a new segment: Smart Cookie Chatter. We’re going to talk about whatever you guys want to talk about. This is where you come in. I want you to ask me anything. How do you temper eggs? What’s a roux? What’s the worst thing you’ve […]