Tag Archive: baking

Black and White Week: The Black and White Cookie

Well, it wouldn’t be “Black and White Week” if I didn’t at least try to make a batch of black and white cookies.  Even writing about black and white cookies reminds me of… Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Pecan Biscotti

I am a self-proclaimed lover of all things pie.  For many years, pumpkin pie was one of my holiday staples. That is, until mon mari introduced me to the deliciousness that is sweet… Continue reading

Crispy Crab Bundles

Here is my take on crab rangoon – a very crab-tastic, crispy phyllo bundle filled with soft, rich cream cheese.  This recipe makes enough filling for about 48 bundles, but I only assembled… Continue reading

Cake Pop Disaster

I was initially going to title this post “Butter-Cream Yellow Cake Pops,” but in light of recent events, I changed the name to “Cake Pop Disaster.”  Read on, mes amies… A little over… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: Pastry Scraper

A pastry scraper is one of the kitchen tools I use quite often.  I find that my pastry scraper is perfect for collecting cut up vegetables and herbs from my cutting board for… Continue reading

Peach Pie Duet

This is a great recipe for hearty, peach pies for two.  The tangy, sweet peaches combine with spicy cinnamon and nutmeg under a veil of crunchy sugar coating to create a delicious dessert… Continue reading

Apple Ramekin Mini Pies

One of my favorite go-to desserts is to use a set of ramekins to make small, individual pies for my dinner guests to enjoy.  Usually, I make blackberry peach, blueberry, or strawberry.  Tonight,… Continue reading

Figgy, Apricot Jam Bars

This afternoon, I found myself craving Giada De Laurentiis’ Simple Baklava, but the recipe is just too darn involved for a steamy day like today. So I took a basic jam bar recipe… Continue reading

Cheesy, Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Today, as a special surprise, I decided to try to replicate one of mon mari’s favorite tapas plates that we used to order at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant—bacon-wrapped dates filled with Parmesan cheese.… Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Whoopie Pies

Last weekend, I spent time with visiting family who were heading home from a trip to my hometown area of the country.  As a special treat, my cousin made a strawberry rhubarb dessert… Continue reading

Sassy “Shortcakes” With Balsamic Drizzle

I first thought of making a balsamic drizzle when I posted a shortcakes recipe in May. This recipe is inspired by and loosely adapted from: Patriotic Mini-Cakes, see the Resources page for more… Continue reading

Candied Bacon

Yes, I really did just say “candied bacon.” When I heard of this recipe from a family friend, I knew that even if it turned out poorly, I just had to try it.… Continue reading

Chocolate Cranberry Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

When I make chocolate chip cookies, I always add dried cranberries.  I think the tart and sweet combo really sets off the chocolate.  So this morning, I happily made a batch of cookies… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: Mini Spatula/Spoonula Set

One of my favorite kitchen tools is this children’s mini spatula/spoonula set I got at a discount store. The set came with two small spatulas and one small spoonula. These little tools are… Continue reading

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Yesterday was my dog’s birthday so we celebrated her today with homemade dog biscuits in one of her favorite flavors: peanut butter.  This recipe is from a family friend named Nancy, and I… Continue reading

Multi-Purpose: Cookie Cutters

One of the things that I love to do is to figure out different uses for everyday objects around my home. I like to re-purpose an item I already own by using it… Continue reading