Posts by: Annalise

Who can resist a skillet cookie made with brown butter, oats and cinnamon, topped with vanilla ice cream and a homemade butterscotch sauce? Not me.

Brown Butter Skillet Cookie 2

I first dreamed up this brown butter skillet cookie several years ago, fell head over heels in love, shared the recipe with you, and then forgot all about it as it got buried in my recipe archives. Such a shame! Because it really is dynamite incredible. So after stumbling across it agiain I decided to refresh my memory— and maybe yours too— and give the post a little face lift with updated photos and easier recipe instructions. Continue Reading…


Layers of flaky homemade puff pastry folded around a simple cream cheese filling is a wonderful indulgence for any time of day.

Cream Cheese Danishes |

Of all of the things I’ve baked over the years, the most intimidating recipe has been homemade puff pastry. All that rolling and chilling, all those layers, it just seems so daunting. But one day I just got over myself and decided to roll up my sleeves and give it a go. And you know what? It really wasn’t that hard. A little time consuming, yes, but not that difficult. Continue Reading…


Skip the store-bought packets and instead spend a few minutes making your own instant oatmeal. Only four ingredients and still just as delicious!

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix |

My three year-old’s favorite breakfast for the last several months has been instant oatmeal— the kind that comes in little brown packets and mixes up with a little hot water in just a few seconds. For a groggy sleep-deprived parent it couldn’t be more ideal. I can make it without even really waking up.

The problem is that even though it seems like instant oatmeal should be healthier than a bowl of sweet cereal, it too is packed with sugar and whole lot of other processed ingredients. Plus, it ain’t cheap. So I decided to make my own. Continue Reading…