Category: recipe

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…



baked frittata with roasted grapes and goat cheese

I have been roasting everything I can get my hands on since this summer when I roasted strawberries for the first time. This girl is obsessed. Most things are better roasted and grapes are no exception.   Just a hint of brown sugar, some fresh rosemary, and 40 minutes of heat. Boom. Done. Roasting them concentrates…



quinoa oat cookies with drunken cherries

I put quinoa in cookies. Yep, I totally went there. Quinoa is that super healthy grain that we all only eat to make ourselves feel better after one too many late-night cheeseburgers. I was pretty skeptical about using such a healthy item in cookies but since it is January and it seems that everyone is…