Ghirardelli Impressions Easter Brownies

April 4, 2014
Ghirardelli Impressions Brownie

One of my favorite memories is waking up on Easter morning to a basket of treats. Say what you will about The Easter Bunny, but he/she/it did an awesome job.  There would be at least one chocolate bunny, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, malted eggs and a small toy — maybe a paddle ball or something. […]

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Cindy’s Mom’s Apple Pie

April 3, 2014

I baked a lot of apple pies last week and concluded that it’s hard to make a bad one. My favorite had a butter-free filling, lemon juice, a mixture of Granny Smith and Macintosh apples and a buttery crust with a lattice top.  I didn’t even think about pies with crumb toppings until Cindy sent […]

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A Seussian Layer Cake

April 1, 2014
Seuss Cake

This cake was meant to be my entry into the Pillsbury® #GoBold challenge, where readers submit photos of boldly colored creations for a chance to win weekly prizes. I was just about to call it “A Celebration of Spring”, when Fuzz walked in and asked “What’s up with the Dr. Seuss cake?” She was right!  […]

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Yellow Cake With Chocolate Frosting

March 29, 2014
Yellow Cake

Have you ever made a yellow cake and been disappointed to find it was actually more of an off-white? Or worse, have you ever made an off-white yellow cake that tasted okay, but had the texture of cornbread? If either of these situations sounds familiar, here’s a new recipe for you to try. It’s a […]

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Kenji’s New Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe From Serious Eats

March 28, 2014
Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe. In fact lately I’ve been kind of stuck on the New York Times recipe. It’s consistently good, and I usually have bread flour around, so using two kinds of flour (bread and cake) is convenient. I thought I was all set in the […]

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Apple Pie Recipe

March 27, 2014
Apple Pie

Last week I went on a crazy apple pie baking spree under the guise of finding the perfect one. The real reason was probably due to stress and a need for baking therapy; but in any event, the experience resulted in a new appreciation of apple pie and knowing what I liked and did not […]

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Blackberry Cobbler With Butter Pastry

March 25, 2014
Blackberry Lattice

What started out as a way to practice making lattices turned into a recipe worth repeating!  This cross between a pie and a cobbler really showcases what is now my favorite all-butter pie crust recipe for fruit pies. I’m not sure whether to call this a cobbler or a bottomless pie. It’s baked in a […]

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Freeze and Bake Yeasted Blueberry Scones

March 23, 2014
Yeasted Blueberry Scones

This recipe was inspired by Angel Biscuits, which are biscuits made with yeast. They have a crumbly, rich, crust surrounding a crumb that is lighter than a baking powder biscuit and more like a roll or a soft muffin. So basically, you get the best of both worlds!  Plus the scones are a little puffier […]

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