Author: Erica

butter croissants

Rich, warm and buttery fresh from the oven A luxurious, weekend breakfast I have to be honest, the task of making my own croissants from scratch was intimidating at first; however, once I got immersed in the challenge, not only was it fun, but the process was much more fool-proof than I expected. Plus, the […]

lemon blueberry muffins (low fat with greek yogurt!)

Is there anything more perfect to welcome spring than the refreshing taste of plump blueberries and fragrant lemon zest? I showcased these big, juicy blueberries, in a moist, rich, tart lemon-y muffin.I love putting Greek yogurt in my muffin recipes because it gives richness, tang, and moisture to the crumb without being heavy (it is […]

pane zebra

Such a luxurious breakfast!  I love croissants as much as anyone, but they take so long to make! This is a little recipe that I made up called “Pane Zebra,” or Zebra Brioche. It is super simple and easy to make, and looks so elegant and fancy! All of those thin, delicate little strips of […]

Salted Nutella Cookies

I’m a big fan of the chocolate+salt combination (think Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies). I am an even bigger fan of Nutella (one of the best inventions ever). In these perfect little cookies, the beloved chocolatey, creamy, hazelnut spread is balanced with the savory, coarse sea salt — a match made in heaven. With Love, Erica Ingredients:1 […]