What You Need to Know About Food Safety

Keeping food hygienic and safe for consumption is one thing. Keeping it safe in a totally unsafe situation/environment is a whole other ball game entirely. Emergencies come up and keeping food safe at times like this can prove to be a difficult task. In order to learn about food safety and keeping your food ideal…



Best food truck industry tips for prospective owners

There are many things you need to think about when browsing used food trucks for sale. For example, while you have to take your budget into account (which is a no-brainer), you also can’t afford for your truck to break down, which means a cheap mobile kitchen should be out of the question from the…



brown butter bourbon apple pie with almond crumble

You didn’t think that I would leave you hanging after that little pie crust tutorial, did you? I LOVE making pie. For serious. Making the crust, and the rolling, and the whole idea of warm pie fresh out of the oven – it is one of my most favorite things to bake in my tiny…



homemade everything bagels

When a girl from Seattle who lives in New York starts telling you about homemade bagels, it is totally acceptable to think that she is bonkerstown. I never thought I’d be one of those people who made their own bagels. I always felt like bagels are one of those things that should be left to someone…



boozy brownie balls

There is something about spending time in my childhood bedroom that immediately brings be back to being 17 years old. I wear only my high school volleyball sweatshirts, raid my parent’s liquor cabinet – just kidding! Hi mom! I never actually did that! – and my room instantly becomes a complete mess. Boozy brownie balls are way…



spiced maple rum marshmallows

If you’ve been around Butter Me Up Brooklyn for a while or maybe just accidentally clicked on the meet lillie tab, then you probably know that I’m without a stand mixer. I grew up making my bread dough by hand and whipping up cookies with a wooden spoon. It may have been rough but I’ve…



red velvet cookies with cream cheese centers

I am not usually one to make overly cheesy holiday cookies. I am a strong believer that anything with too much red and green dye just cannot be that tasty. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am all for sprinkles and cheer and I love a good n’ festive cookie platter but try as…



black sesame cayenne + rosemary parmesan gougères

I will attend my sixth straight holiday party tonight. Not to sound like a grinch or anything – I love a good shindig – but what I want to do is park my legging-clad self on the couch with my unwashed hair and watch TV for 0.006 seconds until I fall asleep. What I must do…



chewy ginger and chocolate chip molasses cookies

I’ve just finally lifted out of my month-long “holi-daze” right in time to head into the city of fog. I’m off to San Francisco to ring in the New Year which means that BMUB is coming to you live today from 30,000 feet! The fact one can internet (note the verb!) on a plane still…



meyer lemon yogurt cake with toasted pine nut crumble

The first weekend of 2012 brought freshly shucked oysters, crisp California wine, sweet sunshine, and some of the best company a lady could ask for.   It was also a weekend filled with warm fires, burritos galore, and lots of backyard-grown Meyer lemons.   Backyard citrus trees. Why California rocks – number 486. Meyer lemons are the…