Owl Butter Cookies for The Etsy Blog!
How cute are these guys? I can't help but giggle at them a little. I had them sitting on the kitchen counter on a serving plate and their eyes would follow me as I worked in the kitchen. They didn't stay there too long though! These cookies are irresistible with their buttery flavor and soft ...
Peppermint Checkerboard Sandwich Cookies
There's a very good reason why I'm posting this Christmas cookie well before Thanksgiving. Better Homes and Gardens is preparing to hold the "World's Largest Cookie Exchange" and they asked me if I'd like to join the festivities. There was only one answer: Heck.Yes . I imagine arranging such a ...
Ricotta Fig Phyllo Cups for BHG and a Book Giveaway!
Today I'm sharing a recipe from the Sea Salt Sweet cookbook on the Better Homes and Gardens blog. It's such an easy little treat to make - pretty too. Phyllo cups are filled with sweetened ricotta cheese, figs, walnuts and then drizzled with honey. I use fresh figs when they're in season, but ...
Double Frosted Salted Caramel Mocha Cake
Hello from the land of salty and sweet! First of all, my new book Sea Salt Sweet launched yesterday! I'm sure most of you know that already, but if you weren't aware then you should know I'm hosting an awesome giveaway that includes copies of the book , gourmet sea salts , a beautiful Mosser ...
It's Here! The Sea Salt Sweet Book and a Giveaway!
Today’s the day! It’s the official release date of Sea Salt Sweet: The Art of Using Salts for the Ultimate Dessert Experience . And wow –what a delicious year it’s been baking and writing this book. I can’t wait for you to bake from it, too. At heart, this book is about creating fantastic, ...
Watercolor and Gold Leaf Cake DIY Kit
Hi friends, today I have something super fun and exciting to share! One of my favorite trends in the confection world right now is the beautiful aesthetic of watercolor and gold leaf together. Watercolor technique has been popping up all over the web on all kinds of sweets: cupcakes , cookies , ...
Mascarpone Stuffed Fresh Figs and a Fair Trade Giveaway!
October is in full effect here with falling leaves, overcast skies, and chilly weather countered by many cups of hot tea brewed with my electric teakettle. This atmosphere makes me long to bake bread, but alas, I have no kitchen. Temporarily. But seriously - take a look . I'm going through baking
Homemade Ugly Apple Fritters
If there's one recipe that is quintessentially fall - correction, early fall, then this must be it. You'll find these fritters dense with apples yet light and pillowy, tart yet sweet. Both ugly and beautiful, they are a contradiction of the best sort: fried and smothered in cinnamon-spiced glaze.
Zodiac Constellation Cake
The Autumnal Equinox is on the horizon and if you're a fellow sky gazer, then you may have noticed signs of the season's change. Here in my corner of the world (Northern Hemisphere), daytime brings a shade of brilliant blue that is only visible in fall. Indoors the shadows move across the ...
Life Lately Behind the Scenes
Hello friends, bakers, and fellow dessert-makers! I thought it might be fun for you to see what I've been up to lately. Namely, there's a book trailer in the works for Sea Salt Sweet ! In the picture above I'm trying to look like a normal not-nervous person, but we all know that pictures can be ...