Mexican Chocolate Pie


Fun fact about me: I used to be a math wizard. I started taking high school math classes when I was 11 years old, and in a recent conversation, I described my high school experience of taking calculus and calculus-based physics at the same time as “A Lot of Fun”. Once I went to college, I focused on ~artsier~ things, and my math brain is now a mushy, soggy pie. There are 4 artifacts that remain of my math glory days: Read more

Cranberry Pear Pie * with VA Foodie

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I wrote a recipe for a winter cranberry pear pie, and you can find it on VA Foodie’s site! Which celebrates different aspects of the Virginia food scene, from farms, to restaurants, to vineyards, and connects people and makers. I was really excited to partner with them, when they asked me to create a winter dessert using seasonal ingredients we can find here in Virginia, as a part of their holiday mailing. Head to their site for the recipe, and peep some pics of the pie below. I sent this recipe to them months ago, and in that time, I had kind of forgotten how wonderful this pie smells and tastes until I made it again this week. Y’all. Don’t sleep on this. It is just the right combo of sweet and tart, and it has all the best spices. And if you’d like to see how I made the chevron lattice pattern in these pictures, I have a tutorial saved in my story highlights on Instagram! STAY WARM, AND HAPPY BAKING!

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Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

H A P P Y  (almost) T H A N K S G I V I N G ! ! !

I know we are all deeply submerged in the throws of chunky sweaters, cuuuuute boots, and pumpkin ERRYTHANG. But I would like to take a brief pause to call our attention to another wonderful, under-appreciated fruit of fall: the sweet potato. Most specifically, when it is used in pie. Maybe you are already a member of team sweet potato pie (welcome, friend, glad to have you). Or you have arrived here thinking ‘wait, what? this sounds weird. can we stick to pumpkin? pumpkin is normal. pumpkin is expected. PSLs rule my world. just give me pumpkin pie.’ But let me give you one reason to venture to the good side: black people eat sweet potato pie. And you know that our food is factually the best food. I’m not 100% sure on why, though I do think it has something to do with the resourcefulness, resilience, and rebounding joy we’ve had to keep up in the face of setback after setback in our history with this nation. But either way, our food is dope, and everybody knows it. So trust that this soul food staple will only enhance your thanksgiving spread this year.

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Let's talk cake.

If you'd like to get in touch with me to talk cake, cheese, or your best dad jokes, write me a note below! * * (PLEASE NOTE: I have relocated to Richmond, and am currently not taking new orders. But if you'd like to stay up to date on what my next move is, shoot me an email below, and I'll add you to my emailing list. Cheers!)