Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

My medical school has a tradition, where a first-year student (the “little”) is paired with a second-year student (the “big”). Last year, I had my little and grand-little over for dinner. I made The King’s Butter Chicken, The King’s Garlic Naan, and a coconut cream pie (stay tuned for this recipe). We had such a…

Nani’s Oatmeal Cake

When I was home for Christmas, I was able to visit Nani a handful of times. The visits get harder and harder, as her memory goes little by little. For those who¬†haven’t experienced the slow loss of a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease, I’ve found it helps to reflect on the parts of them that…

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

So, last week I introduced you to the deliciousness that is Coffee Ice Cream. However, you may have noticed that the recipe called for six egg yolks, and one thing I hate doing is throwing good ingredients away. I think it is such a waste! So, I turned to the internet for some ideas and…

Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee and med school. Sometimes it feels like these two things go hand-in-hand. When I first started in August, I was drinking a lot of coffee in the morning and sometimes throughout the day. I’m pretty sensitive to the stuff and so if I drink too much I get really wired and am bouncing off…

Christmas Cookies

‘Tis the season for baking! One of my favorite traditions during the holidays was baking with my mom and Nani. Every Christmas we would break out the cookie cutters for our sugar cookies and the kitchen was constantly churning out various types of cookies. As a kid in our family, it was imperative that we…

Mom’s No-Bake Cookies

Contrary to popular belief, not all cookies are baked; some can be made on the stove-top. My mom always made these with coconut, but my aunt usually omitted it, because my cousins aren’t the biggest fans of coconut. However, I just don’t think they’re the same without it. Nevertheless, these were a great treat to…

Nani’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Whenever we stopped by our grandparents’ house for a visit, we could always count on there being some kind of cookie to munch on. These peanut butter cookies were a staple in Nani’s arsenal of baked goods. Not to mention, they are so easy to prepare everyone will think you spent an entire afternoon baking!…

Nani’s Ginger Cake

To round off the week, I’m sharing one of my grandma’s many cake recipes. This was probably one of my favorite cakes growing up and oft requested as my birthday cake. I have neglected to make it until recently, when I was browsing recipes and realized that I hadn’t tasted this moist and flavorful cake…

Mom-Mom’s Cherry Cheesecake

In memory of my grandmother, Mom-Mom (pronounced Mum-Mum), who passed away earlier this week, I have decided to post one of her recipes. We could always count on her to make, when she would visit from Pennsylvania. This has been a family favorite for years and is perfect during the holidays or with a summer…

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Some of my classmates wanted to have a BBQ during spring break, so I decided to make the Glazed Lemon Pound Cake from a recent birthday gift, Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast (click here), and was not disappointed. Each slice was very moist and these cakes have just the right about of lemon flavor. I…

The Silpat + Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

A silicone baking mat is taking the place of parchment paper everywhere. The Silpat (www.silpat.com) is a French designed, non-stick baking mat perfect for making cookies or even taffy and caramels. Baking cookies is typically followed by a great deal of dishwashing, but with the Silpat, you need only wash the mat, as it fits…