Berry Mascarpone Trifle

Sorry about the lack of posts, life has been incredibly busy, with little time for cooking and blogging. But with summer (AKA grilling season) in full swing, expect more warm weather recipes coming up.

Anyway, I’ve always associated trifles with being a decidedly British dessert. But despite the British origins, this trifle would be a delicious addition to a 4th of July celebration. Continue reading


Potato-Leek Soup

Another soup recipe? Yes, another soup recipe. Mostly because the weather has been so un-spring-like and unseasonable cold. Jeff and I have been trying to use the grill as much as possible (grilling recipes are forthcoming) but it’s just been too dang cold out. Excuse my language. Continue reading

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I LOVE Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup!! It is soooo good. And served in a soudough bread bowl, ohmagod. So when I decided to make Broccoli Cheese soup at home, I looked up the recipe for the Panera version. It turns out that the reason the soup is so delicious is because there is almost a whole stick of butter, 2 cups of half-and-half, and a whole block of cheese in this soup! Holy Fat Bomb Batman! I try to be health conscious when I’m cooking so I couldn’t make this recipe and look myself in the eye (or fit into my skinny jeans) after eating/serving it. Continue reading

Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry-Vanilla Syrup

I love lazy weekends when I get to wake up late, stay in my jammies, and whip up a tasty brunch. This is a recent brunch I made that made Jeff say, “It’s like we’re at Yolk (our local favorite brunch spot)!” Needless to say I was pretty proud of myself. This is a quick and easy recipe that doesn’t seem like a quick and easy recipe, meaning it’s fancy enough to serve to guests or that special someone. Also, you can make the syrup the day before, keep it in the fridge until morning, and warm it just before serving making it easy to serve to a crowd. Continue reading