Category Archives: Baking with Jenna

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

 

Although National Peanut Butter day has come and gone this article goes out to one of my tried and true favorite condiments, Peanut Butter. I don’t know if peanut butter is technically considered a condiment but it is a spread that often goes in sandwiches so I’m going to say it is. Growing up I never really liked any condiments, I hated ketchup, never was big on jam, butter is kind of boring and I have only recently started to like mustard and cream cheese (I feel like those two words should never be next to each other, let alone …

 

Milk Chocolate Birthday Cake

This weekend I went home for my best friends birthday. I am always the one out of my group of friends who is put in charge of making the cake. ( I hope it would be obvious by now why this is!) Generally, my friend requests carrot cake, as it may very well be the best thing I make. However this year I heard not one peep from her regarding the cake so I decided to mix things up. I wanted to do something smore’s themed, since that is one of her favorite sweet treats, but I didn’t want the …

 

Delicious Places to Dine in Boston

The winter months can be long and dreary, especially in the harsh wind and gray skies of Boston. Its hard to motivate yourself to go out and about in this weather and as a result a lot of long cold nights are spent cooped up inside your own home.  I want to challenge you today to break this dull dreary winter routine and spice up your dark months by exploring some of the fabulous restaurants that Boston has to offer.  Now I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a connoisseur of Boston restaurant, being a college student with limited accesses around the …

 

Mini (Salted!) Molten Chocolate Cakes

I’m sure everyone knows this but Valentines Day is right around the corner. Now as a single girl I know I’m supposed to hate this holiday, but really I don’t. I think it is a beautiful day in which you can celebrate all the people you love, not just one significant other. When I was a kid my mom used to give me and my brothers adorable boxes filled with the most wonderful chocolates and candies. In all honesty this is probably the main reason that I like Valentines Day – because of all the chocolate. It is the one …

 

Everything Bars

This is my first actual baking post in a while. If you recall my last few posts have been either purely informational or rather simple and straight forward, I haven’t had a whole lot of time on my hands. However this week as I finally got settled back into my weekly Boston schedule I managed to set aside an afternoon devoted to baking decadence. Since I haven’t baked in a while I had a hard time deciding what to make, I had stacks of recipes I wanted to try but couldn’t figure out which one to choose. Did I want …

 

Middle Eastern Cuisine

As you hopefully I know I recently returned from an amazing trip to Dubai. The city itself was great, very modern and a cool place to visit but the one of the main parts of what made my trip so spectacular was the food. I want to share with you some of the wonderful things I ate while there but I don’t want this to just be a brag-post. Rather I hope this will be an inspirational post on food that you too can enjoy. Middle-Eastern food in general is something I love and it’s a great way to mix …

 

Finding New Treats

One of the hardest parts of baking is finding the right recipe. I know that I am very lucky for the fact that I can call my mother at any moment and ask “What’s the best recipe for (insert desired delicious item here)?” and she would answer without missing a beat. She always has the best recipe for everything but that is because she has tried them all. However not everyone has a mother who cooks as much as mine, and not everyone has the time to experiment with recipes the way she does. I know that as a college student, with …

 

Plane Snacks

 
I know that in my last post I bragged about where I am, and I’m sorry that I have to do it again but you’ll see why shortly. Currently I am in the glamorous city of Dubai with my best friend. We are visiting her cousins who live here and are having a fabulous time. The weather is great, the sights are stunning and the food is well, truly delicious. I could post 10 things about all the delicious food I have eaten here so far but instead I’m going for a different more available post that everyone can enjoy, …

 

Latkes at the Beach

Happy Hanukah everyone! I know, I know its almost over and I hope everyone is having as wonderful of a holiday as I am, although I have to admit not much can top my view right now!

Sorry if that made you a little jealous, you may even need something to pick you up right now, how about latkes?
For those who don’t know what latkes are the short explanation is that they are simply delicious. The long explanation is that they are a traditional food eaten during the holiday of Hanukah. It is traditional during Hanukah to eat foods that are …

 

Chips and Salsa

Like I mentioned in my last post, holiday flavors can get a little tiring, but that’s not the only thing that gets tiring over the holidays. Those extra pounds that are inevitably gained between December and January can weigh you down in more ways than one.  I love a good dessert as much as the next person, but it can be a bit much during the holiday season. That’s why today I wanted to share with you an easy, and essentially healthy, appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Whether to bring to a holiday pot luck dinner, …