Let Them Eat Cake

This week, Kristina’s team threw a surprise bridal shower for a friend/colleague who is getting married over Memorial Day weekend. Now, it isn’t a party without cake so Kristina had some fun and made this three-layered one using Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe (with Droste chocolate, shhh!), Sprinkles Buttercream, and strawberries for color, flavor and … More Let Them Eat Cake

A Breakfast Treat

On chilly winter weekend mornings, we like to change up our breakfast routine a bit. One of our favorite treats is Pannukakku, or Finnish Oven Pancakes. Kristina was an exchange student in Finland during high school and this is one of the recipes she picked up.   Pannukakku: Finnish Oven Pancakes Ingredients: 4 T. butter, … More A Breakfast Treat

Lemon Bread Love

Like most people who bake regularly, we have a few “go-to” recipes for when something sweet is in order. One of them is Lemon Poppyseed Bread, using this recipe from the Joy of Baking. Tangy fresh lemon combined with the texture of poppyseeds and a sweet/tart sugary glaze provides the perfect morning snack. In fact, … More Lemon Bread Love

ODC3 Muffins

Half of Foodie Pleasure grew up in Michigan with a deep appreciation for all things cherry.  Though fresh cherries are hard to come by this time of year, dried cherries add fantastic flavor to salads, snack mixes and of course, baked goods.  If you love cherries and chocolate, give our ODC3 (Oatmeal Dried Cherry Chocolate … More ODC3 Muffins

Soup’s On

Looking for a quick recipe for Sunday Supper or to get through a week of lunches?  Give our homemade Easy Tomato Tortilla Soup a try!  We love this recipe because it is easy to make and easy to tweak to particular moods and tastes. Easy Tomato Tortilla Soup (makes 4-5 servings) Ingredients 1 T. olive … More Soup’s On

We Be Jammin’

After trying some delicious strawberry balsamic jam from Anarchy in a Jar following a visit to Smorgasburg, the inspiration to make jam at home hit hard.  However, city living got in the way– there’s no room for a pressure cooker in my city apartment plus, do any NYC stores actually sell pectin?!  Not to fear, … More We Be Jammin’

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

After our visit to Applewood Orchards last weekend, we’ve been noshing on fresh apples and waiting for the right time to bake with them. Yesterday’s rainy weather gave us the perfect excuse!  Looking to whip up a simple batch of muffins, we were inspired by the following recipe from allrecipes.com. Ingredients (Makes 12 muffins) 2 … More Apple Cinnamon Muffins