baking

My sweet mom has done so much for me throughout my life. I can’t begin to repay her for all the amazing life skills she’s taught me over the years. I’m thrilled to celebrate my lovely mom this Mother’s Day! I have to say we spent a lot of time in the kitchen together. I owe […]

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Treat? I spotted these sweetie pies from the Farm Chicks at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d hit that nail right on the head! More Valentine’s Day fun: Sophisticated brownie sundae Cutting symmetrical hearts Heart shaped leis *submit your links to the Make and Takes Spotlight for the […]

Jam-Filled Pie Crust Cookies

by Lindsey on September 19, 2012

We’ve been baking a lot of pies lately. My youngest daughter came up behind me when I was rolling out pie crust and asked if she could get out the cookie cutters. I remembered being a little girl and loving the pie dough scraps that my mother and grandmother would lay in a pan and […]

We’re heading into baking season.  Are you excited?  Over the weekend I had to stop myself from pulling out a can of pumpkin puree to turn into muffins.  It’s still 90 degrees outside after all. :) My kids are showing more interest than ever in helping me cook and bake. You might remember my list […]

Storybook Summer post by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club Our family leaves the library with 5 large tote bags filled to the brim on a weekly basis. We enjoy most of the books we read, but sometimes, one book shines above the rest to become an instant family favorite.   Bagels from Benny by Audrey […]

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie. I probably ate an entire dozen of these cookies all by myself. I figured it […]

Our family really likes homemade baked fries.  We used to make them really plain with just salt.  Then we moved to salt and black pepper.  And now we’ve been enjoying flavored salt.  Rosemary and lemon are a perfect combination for homemade fries. That tiny bowl holds the flavorful salt. We’ve been experimenting with making our […]

Mango Chocolate Chip Bread

by Two Peas on January 25, 2012

Mangoes were on sale and I went a little crazy. I have a hard time passing up a good deal. I used the mangoes to make my usual smoothies and salads, but I still had ripe mangoes to use. I decided to mix things up and make Mango Chocolate Chip Bread. You might think the mango/chocolate combination […]

Guest post by Ariela of Sweet Happy Life When my son was a baby he loved butternut squash. In fact, he liked it so much that during one check-up our doctor was all: “Does he eat a lot of squash? Because he’s starting to turn orange.” Flash forward 16 months and do you think he […]

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so cute! The holidays are all about baking, right! Here’s a round up of some delicious […]

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am already excited about Christmas. I love Christmas music, trimming the tree, holiday parties, and all of the other festivities, but the best part is the holiday baking. I go cookie crazy! I am kicking off the holiday season with these Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are […]

The Beauty of Brown Butter

by Lindsey on October 5, 2011

I’m always late for the party. And I was really late coming to the brown butter party. I thought, “Meh. It’s just melted butter.”  Then I made this cake…and it changed my life. I never exaggerate about these types of things. If you haven’t tried brown butter, you’re missing out. If you have never heard […]

Rhubarb Crumb Bars

by Two Peas on August 24, 2011

We have four giant rhubarb plants and they have been producing rhubarb like crazy this year. I have made rhubarb everything-shortcake, applesauce, bread, sorbet, and cobbler. I’ve had a hard time keeping up, but I was determined to not let it go to waste. I finally used the last of our rhubarb to make Rhubarb […]

It’s time to share some ooey-gooey doughy goodness from over at the M&T Spotlight. Here are a few fun ideas and recipes that stuck out! *Next week I’ll be sharing your Back to School ideas and tutorials. So submit your links to the Spotlight.  Cookie Dough Ice Cream Topping How to Bake Better Dough Baked […]

And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. I […]

It is the end of the school year and I am sure the kids are getting anxious for summer vacation. To help them survive the end of the year, make them a special after school treat, Reese’s Pieces Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Peanut butter lovers will go crazy for these cookies. The peanut butter cookies […]

I love bananas, but I can never eat them fast enough, they always turn brown. I don’t mind though because then I have an excuse to bake:) I usually make banana bread or banana cinnamon chip cake, but I recently made banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and now I am hooked. They are delicious! The […]

Rosemary Peasant Bread

by Marie on June 11, 2008

Thanks again to my baking friends Becca and Jenn, I have been enjoying another one of their great recipes. French Peasant Bread, but with a twist, I add Rosemary. It makes it taste just like the hot steamy delicious Macaroni Grill Bread. It’s super easy to make, even using yeast, and perfect to dip into […]

This crazy looking plant is called Rhubarb. It’s actually a vegetable and has a sweet tart taste, making it a perfect ingredient for pies and cakes. My Mom has two of these giant plants in her yard and now is the time to harvest them. Only the red stems are edible, the leafy tops are […]

Homemade Bread Crumbs

by Marie on March 26, 2008

Bread crumbs give your food a little extra crunch. They are great topped on a casserole, for breading chicken or fish, and over baked pasta. Here is my version of easy to make Homemade Bread Crumbs. I started making my own bread crumbs when I felt bad that I was wasting the dry rubbery ends […]

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