The Perfect Bite

The Perfect Bite :: Coconut Panna Cotta

Deliciously silky and so easy to make – coconut panna cotta. This version has gone through a healthy makeover: out with the milk, cream and sugar and in with the coconut milk, yogurt and honey… meaning it can still be your best friend when you’re in a healthy-eating frame of mind. A major difference in this… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Blueberry Lemon Baby Bundts

Jess here, with another recipe that showcases tart citrus flavor… and just so happens to go exceptionally well with the suddenly hot weather that’s hit Austin lately!  Since I just bought these new mini bundt pans that needed breaking in, I mixed up blueberry and zesty lemon cakes, then went a little crazy with a rosemary-infused syrup… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Orange & Almond Biscotti

In my book, there’s only one thing better than coffee… and that’s coffee paired up with its most beloved cookie, the biscotti. As an out-and-proud coffee fiend, this twice-baked orange & almond biscotti has upped the ante in my morning mug meeting. It’s bright with orange zest and extra nutty with almond flour and slivered… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Lemon Bars

With springtime officially upon us, I seem to unload a bounty of citrus from my shopping bags after every visit to the market… to the point where my kitchen is literally overflowing. Fortunately, I’ve discovered a tasty solution to my citrus abundance: lemon bars! I baked these in an 8″ baking dish rather than the typical… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Strawberry Torte

The second that springtime rolls around each year, I instantly want to add fresh fruit to everything I eat. Berries, especially, are an essential part of my warm weather meals, and today I felt like baking them up in a pretty and yes, super simple little torte. This recipe calls for ingredients that are likely already… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Buttermilk Baked Donuts

I could tell you these donuts are really healthy, but since it’s nearly Easter Sunday, I wouldn’t dare fib. What I will tell you is that they’re downright delicious and they would certainly be the perfect addition to your Easter brunch table… or any table, any day, really. These buttermilk donuts can be conveniently baked the… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Triple Chocolate Scones

Scones have always been something of a staple on my parents’ breakfast table. My mother likes to bake a batch, store them in the freezer, and take two out at a time to pop in the oven for a perfectly warm breakfast treat. So I thought I’d return the favor by gifting my mom with… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Nutella Shortbread Sandwiches

I (Jess) am always on the hunt for a no-fail cookie, and this simple 5-ingredient recipe turns out perfectly flaky shortbread every time. Add in Nutella — which I daresay is as popular as Oprah — and you’ve got yourself a winner. To prep the dough, I gave my arms a workout with a pastry cutter… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Linzer Cookies

Jess here, and suffice it to say, I do not take Valentine’s Day lightly. Today I’m dressed head-to-toe in red and pink and more than ready to get my sugar high on. No matter where you stand on this heart-filled holiday, Valentine’s Day is here and we might as well embrace it… and if you’re like me,… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Cherry-Almond Power Bars

No need to avert your eyes, resolution-keepers… today’s sweet treat is made for you! Jess here, and these healthy cherry-almond bars will energize your mind and body while satisfying your sweet tooth. Total win-win. For breakfast, an afternoon snack or even a post-workout nosh, these bars are going to be your new favorite fix. I picked up dried cherries… read more