About Jessie Sheehan

Bio: Jessie Sheehan is a cookbook author, food writer, recipe developer, and baker. She is the author of The Vintage Baker (one of the Washington Post’s best cookbooks of 2018) and the co-author of Icebox Cakes (both published by Chronicle Books). She has developed recipes for many cookbooks, besides her own, and has contributed recipes/and or written for Better Homes & Garden, Rachael Ray Everyday, the Washington Post, Yankee Magazine (October 2020) Epicurious, Food52, Fine Cooking, TASTE, Chowhound, Yummly, Spruce Eats and Little Sous, among others. She blogs at jessiesheehanbakes.com and can be found on Instagram at @jessiesheehanbakes. She likes layer cakes with lots of frosting and cookies that are thick and chewy. Oh, and she has a soft spot for chocolate pudding. She lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with her husband and two boys, not far from her beloved Baked, the bakery where she got her start.

August 2020 Recipe – Dilly Bars

So, a “Dilly Bar,” for those not in the know, is a frosty ice cream treat sold at Dairy Queen. It is almost like an ice cream popsicle – stick and all – made of vanilla soft-serve ice cream coated in chocolate. Truth be told, I am not sure that I have ever had the […]

2020-07-29T16:04:08-04:00July 29th, 2020|

June 2020 Recipe – Yeasted Overnight Waffles

In my humble opinion, or as the youth might say, IMHO, there is truly nothing better for breakfast than overnight yeasted waffles. They are airy and light with a slight tang from the yeast and it is impossible to eat just one – or even two – and yes, I speak from experience. I personally […]

2020-06-11T11:14:22-04:00June 2nd, 2020|

May 2020 Recipe – Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot fudge pudding cake, for the uninitiated, is a cake that is very much a pudding in disguise. Essentially you create a cake batter and then pour a sweet, cocoa powder concoction over it, before placing it in the oven. While baking, the cake layer absorbs the topping a bit, but not completely, leaving you, […]

2020-04-25T20:29:57-04:00April 25th, 2020|

March 2020 Recipe – Easy-Peasy Chocolate Mousse

So, this is a recipe for easy-peasy mousse with truly the most perfect of light and fluffy textures. But said texture is not achieved via the traditional method of whipping eggs. It is accomplished instead with a genius hack: melted marshmallows. Now, before you turn the page, or scroll away hurriedly, scoffing at the mere […]

2020-02-29T16:50:18-05:00February 29th, 2020|


I am relatively new to the world of homemade popovers (hollow, puffy, eggy, crispy-edged “muffins,” of a sort) if you must know. In fact, I only started making them a few years back when I was developing recipes for my cookbook, The Vintage Baker. The book is chock full of vintage recipes that I have […]

2020-02-03T14:17:57-05:00February 1st, 2020|

December 2019 Recipe – Truffles

I am a huge fan of anything involving peanut butter and chocolate, and if you add Rice Krispies into the mix, well then I am truly just over the moon. These easy-peasy candies, or, as I like to refer to them when I’m feeling fancy, “truffles,” are an excellent holiday treat to gift a host […]

2020-02-03T14:20:06-05:00December 9th, 2019|

November 2019 Recipe – Pumpkin Chocolate Tart

As I have mentioned before in the pages of this magazine, I am not one of those folks who waits around all year for pumpkin season to arrive. This is not to say that I have anything against fall. I adore autumn and all of its accompanying holidays and sweets, but I am not a […]

2020-02-03T14:22:07-05:00November 1st, 2019|
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