Holiday Baking with Julie + Jesse

But the two tend to balance each other out in the kitchen. Julie takes no shame in taking a shortcut now and then, but Jesse likes to follow a recipe to a T. “I’ve always wanted to go to culinary school, and never had the chance,” Jesse says. “That’s why it’s great having Julie around because she’ll actually teach me how to properly dice an onion. I kind of force her to take the long way sometimes, but she’s also showed me shortcuts are fine on occasion, too. So, we’ve come to a happy medium.”

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Pie
Photography by Matt Armendariz / Recipe Development by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous / Food Styling by Marian Cooper Cairnes

After several months of casually cooking together, Julie and Jesse decided to create a food and lifestyle blog called “Julie & Jesse” to share a behind-the-scenes look at their relationship with food and each other. It features a selection of innovative recipes that reflect both Jesse’s and Julie’s backgrounds and cooking styles. 

In this day and age, when hundreds of miles often separate us from our actual kin, our friends become family. We merge traditions and build new ones. In the presence of Julie and Jesse, this sentiment comes to life. We have no doubt that Julie and Jesse will remain BFF (baking friends forever), and their lineup of favorite holiday sweets will have you dialing up your own partner in crime to join you in the kitchen.

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