Imagine it's Sunday morning. The family is in their jammies and it's time for breakfast. Junior wants pancakes but your little princess wants French toast. Instead of making both, be creative, be daring, live on the edge and make (drum roll) French Pancakes! No not crepes, that's totally different. Think French Toast but instead of bread, use pancakes!
October 17, 2013
December 11, 2012
A few weeks ago I was contacted by the great people over at Solo Foods to enter their Sweetest 16 Baking Recipe Contest. They sent me a box chock full of almond paste and several of their pastry and pie fillings and asked me to come up with an original recipe. I pondered over this for a while before I began to bake. I wanted to make something different and not the typical macaroon or almond cake. I almost entered my recipe for The King of Cakes: Baumkuchen but decided to think a bit outside of the box.
October 11, 2012
Several years ago, back when I first started blogging, I came up with a recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies for one of my coworkers. This little recipe has been one of the my most popular, only second to my Better Than Starbucks Lemon Poundcake, and has a bit of a cult following. There are so many reasons to love this recipe: they take almost no time to make, their taste and texture appeals to the pickiest of palettes, they are inexpensive to make, they smell amazing when they are baking.. I could go on and on! Not only that but you probably have the ingredients for them in your kitchen right now. No pomp or circumstance needed! Just real butter, please but that should go without saying.
October 21, 2009
September 1, 2009
Aren't these darling? Kids of all ages can't help but fall head-over-heals in love with these little guys - they are just so adorable! And if cuteness wasn't enough, they are a breeze to make, relatively inexpensive, and you don't have to have any special equipment to make them. Wouldn't these would be a fun little project for the wee-ones to make the next time you have a rainy Saturday and nothing fun to do?
August 25, 2009
I was dead set on making this fudge before I went to bed. Why? Well, because I'm a hard-headed dork, of course. Actually there's really no good reason. I wanted to make this in spite of the fact that I only had about four hours sleep AND got up at 5:30am to workout AND made dinner AND cleaned a good portion of the house (I even scrubbed a large swath of my kitchen floor on my hands and knees!) By 11 o'clock I was one tired chick and should have gone to bed; but no, the fudge insisted on being made so I stayed up.
April 19, 2009
March 20, 2009
For the last few days I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what I could bring to a little Ladies Only PJ Party I was invited to. I wanted to make something that would appeal to crowd, but needed to be easy to whip together after work. I was leaning toward a Bundt cake because I knew it would be speedy and usually tastes good warm (I knew I'd be dashing to the party the moment the cake was done), but other than that, I was at a loss.
November 3, 2008
September 9, 2008
June 30, 2008
June 10, 2008
Say you need to make a dessert in a jiffy but all you have in the house is a bag of chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar and a bag of Fritos (hey, it could happen!). What do you do? You whip up a great little treat that everyone will love.
May 31, 2008
This baseball season has been a wacky one. We've had more cold, wet, and downright miserable game days than I can count. And through it all, the steadfast family and friends of the players sat huddled under blankets and umbrellas, clapping and cheering for every kid on the team. I cannot count myself among this incredible group of fans, I have only attended games when the weather was decent. Selfish? Probably. But considering all the games and practices I've attended over the years and my sincere hatred of being cold, I felt it was okay. Besides, I always tried to have a hearty home cooked meal ready and waiting when the games were over. That counts, right?
April 20, 2008
I seriously think this is the easiest dessert I have ever made that didn't involve a mix. My coworker Nitin wanted something with chocolate and coconut for his birthday. I really wanted to make him my Mandy's Candy bars which are always a hit, but that seemed like a cop-out. Then I stumbled on this recipe and couldn't resist. Could four ingredients really taste that good?
June 25, 2007
May 29, 2007
May 15, 2007
This cake is one of my favorites. I searched a long time to find the perfect recipe because I was dead set on not using a boxed mix. I wanted to make a very traditional, from scratch version and see how it compares to the stereotypical versions I have had at Mexican restaurants. I can tell you this with certainty: there is no comparison!