Rainbow Spiral Cookies
Hello March! No other month mixes me up like this one does. The roller-coaster temperature fluctuations guarantee I'll be inappropriately dressed wherever I go, and my circadian rhythm gets totally out of sync ( thanks Daylight Savings Time). But there are reasons to revel in this time of year. The
They say necessity is the mother of invention, but in this case it was impatience and laziness. I wanted cheesecake but didn't want to wait an hour for it to bake in a water bath. And I certainly didn't want to wait another 2 hours for it to chill. There were a few no-bake options that I'd ...
Salted Greek Honey Nut Pie
Last week an ice storm hit our little corner of the world with great force. We lost our electricity and much of our heat source, and without a safe way to leave the house, well - we were cold . I spent most of last week being mad at myself because the cold made me feel tired and cranky and kind of
Raspberry Rose Water Layer Cake
I'm having a raspberry moment. A little over a week ago I posted the most chocolaty-raspberried cake , ever. We ate every last smidgen, but that still didn't cure my craving. I decided to make a second and completely different kind of raspberry cake. These fluffy yellow cake layers are marbled
Raspberry-Covered Devil's Food Cake
I'd like to introduce you to my favorite Devil's Food Cake recipe - or perhaps you've already met. You may recognize it from my cookbook (in a different kind of heart shape) or from this recent post on Food52. It's soft yet substantial and deeply chocolate with a velvety texture. The recipe yields
Applewood Bacon Shortbread Cookies
Many months ago I purchased a sampler set of flavored salts on an impulse. The names and colors drew me in: Murray River Pink, Bolivia Sunset, and Red Alaea . Since then I've sampled all twelve salts in the set, and my favorite - the supply that is quickly dwindling - is the flavorful brown-black
Harlequin Truffle Roulade
If you've been reading this blog for very long, then you know I love a cake roll . I found this recipe in a secondhand baking textbook, and was instantly smitten. The alternating chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream interior was so striking on the page, I had to try my hand at the technique.
Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts
January is a funny time, because just as you're getting a fresh start and looking at things anew, the world outside looks grey and dismal. Something about that doesn't exactly match up. Although there are days when I prefer a sky that looks like wet cement (accompanied by snowflakes, hot tea and ...
Chocolate Champagne Genoise
January clockwork. This time of year always seems to bring out the optimist in me. I am hopeful. No other word can describe it better. Hopeful. 2014 was a year filled to the brim. It was a year of baking and recipe testing and a whole lot of avoiding dirty dishes. It was the year I wrote a new ...
Double Vanilla Pink Stocking Sugar Cookies
Since joining Wilton's Sweet Treat Team last February, I've had the opportunity to try out all kinds of new products and explore new ideas in confectionery. It's been a sugar-filled fun year to say the least! To end the year on a sweet note, the members of the Treat Team decided to have a cookie