Baby Chocolate Bundt Cakes for Fair Trade Month!
Hello October! After a humid summer here in the southern US, temperatures have finally cooled. To me, the world feels more awake and invigorated! The sky seems bluer, the landscape sharper, and the pugs are frisking in the brisk fall air. We are truly in our happy place! Along with cool weather and
Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milkshakes and a Seriously Delish Cookbook Giveaway!
My favorite thing to do most evenings is to curl up with a good cookbook, a snack, and my two canine bookends . It's something I've always loved to do even before I started blogging, and not much has changed except that many of the cookbooks in my bedside pile are from my blogging peers! One of my
Apple Cider Caramel Bars with Smoked Maldon Salt
This morning I was roused from sleep by a little pug burying himself under our bed linens. For the first time in many months the air in our bedroom was chilly. It was such a strong and obvious change, that I shouldn't have been surprised to discover that today is the autumnal equinox - happy first
How to Bake Hard Candy Shot Glasses
I know a lot of people who shy away from making hard candy, and I understand why. First, there's the boiling hot syrup that sticks to skin like napalm (been there, not fun!). And second, clean up isn't exactly easy. Pots and pans with stuck-on hard candy will sometimes take hours to soak clean. ...
Homemade Vanilla Extract in Wax-Sealed Bottles
There must nine hundred and ninety-eleven recipes for homemade vanilla extract online, and I suppose that's why I've never seriously considered posting a recipe for it here. But I've had a change of heart, because it's something I make regularly and use in almost every sweet thing I bake. The ...
Baklava Pull-Apart Bread
I can't tell you how many times I've drooled over the thought of making pull-apart bread in my own kitchen. I've seen all different varieties - sweet and savory, lemony and cheesy- from my blog buddies and beyond . I've been itching to put a new spin on the recipe, and that's the only reason I've
I've always wanted a waffle cone maker, but admittedly, there's very little space in my cabinets for one to live. I've talked myself out of buying one many times, but the desire came back anew when I walked into my favorite ice cream parlor. I can testify that the warm fragrance of freshly made ...
Pastel Layer Cake and a Blog Birthday!
Sprinkle Bakes just turned 5 years old! When I look back at all the sweet things I've made - the cakes, the friends, the memories -I feel truly blessed. This little corner of the web has brought me more happiness than I ever dreamed possible, and I appreciate everyone who stops by for a peek at ...
Crème Brûlée Filled Strawberries
Happy July, friends! This will be a month of celebrations and birthdays (including my own!) so I've been trying to think up new ideas for party food. One of my favorite desserts of all time is creme brulee, and with all the juicy ripe strawberries at the market right now I felt the two should get
Rainbow Meringue Truffle Cones
I've had my serious hat on for a couple of weeks now, mostly due to deadlines and commitments. I believe that's partly how these rainbow meringue cones came about. I just couldn't take one more day with a furrowed brow. And do you know that rainbow treats are the opposite of a furrowed brow? They