In a time when Food Network dominates television screens across the country and when cooking demonstrations are condensed to a three-minute birds’ eye view video demonstration, face-to-face culinary instruction for the ordinary home chef is rare, yet highly valued. Lindsay Perkins, a freelance culinary instructor based in West Hartford, Connecticut, saw a need for easy-going… Continue reading Lindsay Culinary: Coming to a Kitchen Near You
Seven years ago, carb lovers and coffee addicts united for the opening of Hartford Baking Company, a warm and welcome spot on Park Avenue in West Hartford. Featuring freshly baked breads, pastries and muffins, a full coffee menu, coffee beans from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Giv Coffee, and tea from Harney & Sons, Hartford Baking… Continue reading Carbs for Community: Hartford Baking Co. Celebrates Seven Years of Business
Since Candace Nelson launched the first ever cupcake bakery in 2005 to the popularity of Food Networks’ Cupcake Wars and TLC’S now expired behind-the-scenes look at Georgetown Cupcakes, cupcakes are here to stay (not that you should have had any doubt). Carrie Carella can be credited with being one of the most successful cupcake bakers… Continue reading Pink and Punk at NoRA Cupcakes
Like most girls who binge-watched Gossip Girl during their summer vacation and then made a point of visiting 864 Madison Avenue, I treasure the delicate, pastel cookies that can make a girl feel chic and Parisian even if she isn’t dressed in head-to-toe Chanel. I had tried making macarons once or twice and while they… Continue reading Saying Bonjour to Sur La Table’s Cooking Class
Today, the country is celebrating arguably one of the most important holidays of the year. While it isn’t a Hallmark calendar holiday *yet,* foodies around the nation are loosing their belt loops and lining up for National Donut Day! Tons of bakeries and donut shops are celebrating by offering a free doughnut with your purchase of… Continue reading National Donut Day with Harvest Bakery
-If no one ever told you that second semester of your senior year in college was hectic/emotional/crazy/tiring/silly/stressful, then let me be your gal. IT IS. Hence why I haven’t posted a blog since February (oops). I’ve tried to stay active on Instagram (@kellyinthekitchenblog) and in the meantime have made some great connections with other local… Continue reading I’m Back!
Valentine’s Day is probably my third favorite holiday, after my birthday and Christmas. My favorite color is pink, my favorite food is tons and tons of chocolate, and I LOVE love so it really hits all the marks in my book. I am super lucky that I grew up with parents who have always gone… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies