Candied Grapefruit Peel

Get ready for a multitude of grapefruit posts in the near future! Grapefruit recently went on sale at my local grocery store for 25¢ each, so naturally I bought sixteen of them. I’ve since realized that sixteen grapefruit is quite a lot. Especially if you live with somebody (Alejandro) who detests them and all their… Continue reading Candied Grapefruit Peel

Side Dishes

Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

This is my favorite rice recipe, and I fix it all the time. It’s perfect for burritos, burrito bowls, or as a simple side dish. After trying Chipotle for the first time in high school, I quickly went about finding a copycat of their delicious rice. Though the other elements of their burritos are tasty,… Continue reading Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

Quick Breads

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Out of all the breads various restaurants offer as appetizers, Red Lobster’s cheddar bay biscuits are by far my favorite. For me, they beat out Olive Garden’s bread sticks and Texas Roadhouse’s rolls. I love how tender they are, and the garlic and cheese flavor is oh so good. A few years back I found… Continue reading Cheddar Bay Biscuits


How To: Candy Making at High Altitude

I’ve been living at high altitude for over five years now and have slowly learned to make some adjustments while baking. One of these adjustments includes modifying the temperature while making candy. I moved to Logan, UT (∼4,500 ft.) a few years back and lived there for four years to obtain my bachelor’s degree in… Continue reading How To: Candy Making at High Altitude

Main Dishes · Pasta · Vegetarian

Three Cheese Ravioli

This will be the first pasta post of many, as I received multiple pasta making tools for Christmas. It is also the first item I can cross off my 2016 Baking Bucket List! These ravioli were surprisingly simple to make, and they tasted great. Though rolling the dough and shaping the ravioli does take some… Continue reading Three Cheese Ravioli


Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti wasn’t originally on my Christmas baking list last year, but my friend Vanessa suggested it for our annual Cookie Extravaganza. I was a bit hesitant, because somehow I had never had biscotti before. She then mentioned the recipe included lots of anise, and I was immediately sold. I am a nut for anise, and… Continue reading Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Bucket Lists

2016 Baking Bucket List

To give myself a push to try new things, I’ve decided to begin composing an annual baking bucket list. I’m posting it to help hold myself accountable. Here goes for 2016: Candied Citrus Peel Chicken Pot Pie Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Syrup Ciabatta Hand Pies Irish Soda Bread Lasagna with Homemade Noodles Ravioli Velveeta