Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

June 6, 2014
Carrot Cake

I don’t know which was more fun — making this carrot cake from Allrecipes or reading the reviews. Out of hundreds of reviewers, I think only a handful of people made the cake as directed, while other bakers modified it, with the most popular modification being to substitute a cup of the granulated sugar with […]

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Buttery Snickerdoodles with Totonac’s Mexican Vanilla

June 4, 2014
Totonac's Vanilla

The Buttery Snickerdoodle Recipe from the back of the King Arthur Bread Flour bag has been calling my name ever since I pulled it out to make pizza dough. I love how bread flour improves the texture of certain baked goods. Alton Brown uses it in his famous chocolate chip cookies, Cook’s Illustrated recommends it […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Chewies

June 2, 2014
Hazelnut Chewies

I’ve been making these cookies for years, but in the past couple of months they’ve become a family favorite. Similar to meringues, but a lot quicker to make since you don’t have to dry them out for a long period in the oven, these chocolaty, nut and egg white cookies can be made with your […]

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Megan’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies and Marble Cake Review

May 30, 2014
Giant Oatmeal Cookies

Today’s recipe is from my friend Megan at Megan’s Sweet Life. Megan, who recently moved to Texas, was kind enough to try my marble cake. I was so grateful she took the time to make it that I baked a batch of her family’s favorite oatmeal cookies. Thanks to Megan, I think my family has […]

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Double Fudge Brownie Cookies

May 28, 2014
Double Fudge Brownie Cookies

If you liked the chewy brownie cookies I posted earlier this week, here’s another version. These are somewhat fudgier and definitely thicker. Corn syrup helps with the texture, so they’re fudgy, but not overly rich.

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White Chip Chocolate Brownie Cookies

May 26, 2014
Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

If you’re looking for a fairly easy recipe for dense, chewy, double chocolate chip or white chip cookies, this one always gets good reviews. I can’t pinpoint exactly why people like these cookies so much, but I think it’s the texture.

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Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies

May 23, 2014
Iced Lemon Cookies

I made these as an excuse to try a new brand of organic butter.  Normally I would have used the store brand or Land o’ Lakes, but the cash register spit out a free coupon for the organic kind, and since butter is more expensive than ever these days, I was pretty happy to redeem […]

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Scratch Marble Cake Baked in a 9×13 inch Pan

May 21, 2014
Marble Cake

Let’s see. Chocolate cake or yellow cake or both? That’s an easy decision! And it’s why I love marble cake. You get two flavors in one.

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