Coffee Cake

The Best Coffee Cake

I recently bought Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery cookbook. While it's full of delicious looking treats, the one that caught my eye was the coffee cake. I was intrigued with the use of creme fraiche. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Here's my adapted recipe.  It tastes just as good (if not better) and…

Sausages and Grapes

Sausages and Grapes

Sausages and grapes you ask? Why yes! It may sound like a strange combination but it's 100% completely, unbelievably delicious.  The sweet and salty combo is truly addicting. Finished off with a red wine and balsamic sauce makes it the perfect dish to eat with toasted garlic bread. Another reason I love this dish is…

The Best Tomato Sauce

The Best Tomato Sauce I have officially made the best tomato sauce.  It is ridiculously simple and ridiculously tasty.  I adapted the recipe from Smitten Kitchen by adding a parmesan rind, cayenne, and sugar.  But if you would rather keep it even simpler, the additions are optional. You may question how a dish with such…

The Best Holiday Desserts

The Best Holiday Desserts Here's my list of the best holiday desserts.  Everything from cookies to pie, you will not be disappointed. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Nothing says the holidays more than pumpkin.  These cookies are easy to make, moist, and so tasty it is impossible to eat only one. Apple, Pear, and Dried Cherry…

Tulie Bakery

Tulie Bakery

Tulie Bakery Food: Top notch baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee.  The croissant and morning bun are must haves. Vibe: Modern and bright with natural lighting.  Seating is limited and can be difficult to come by during peak times. Service: Quick and friendly. Locations: 863 E. 700 S.  AND  1510 S. 1500 E. If I had to create…

Almond and Raspberry Thumbprints

Almond and Raspberry Jam Thumbprints

Almond and Raspberry Jam Thumbprints I grew up eating thumbprint cookies and could devour an entire plate in a day.  Being sentimental, I recreated the cookies of my childhood but with a few 'Leslie' changes: the addition of almond flour and almond extract.  The almond flavoring goes beautifully with the fruity jam and is a…