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Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch

Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch

Biscuits are a surprisingly versatile bread that can show up anywhere from breakfast to dessert. I not only enjoy them served alongside a hearty soup or stew, but split and filled with whipped cream and strawberries for an easy strawberry shortcake. In Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch, you’ll find dozens of recipes that celebrate biscuits and give you some great ideas on ... Read More »

Double Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Lemon Ginger Cupcakes

Warm, spicy ginger is often associated with dark, sweet molasses and classified as a flavor meant to be used during the holiday baking season. As delicious as gingerbread is, however, ginger itself is a very versatile spice that can be enjoyed all year round in a wide variety of baked goods. There are two primary types of ginger that I work with on a regular ... Read More »

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

I start just about every morning with a cup of coffee, just as many of you probably do. I like to pair my coffee with breakfast, whether it is a piece of toast grabbed on-the-run or a plate of eggs, bacon and biscuits. Muffins are always a good breakfast option in my kitchen, as they can both be a stand-alone morning snack or part of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

When you think of upside down cakes, you probably think of pineapple upside down cake, but you can actually use almost any fruit to make an upside down cakes. I made a Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) that is a real showstopper and ideal for putting in-season citrus to good use. Caramelized oranges on top of the ... Read More »

Blood Orange Daiquiri

Blood Orange Daiquiri

The daiquiri is one of my favorite classic cocktails, although I admit that there are many that I like. One of the best things about a daiquiri is its short ingredient list of rum, lime juice and simple syrup. That trio of ingredients yields a surprisingly complex drink and, as is the case with many simple recipes, it is a great base for a little ... Read More »

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oreos, reviewed

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oreos, reviewed

Oreo’s marketing plan of releasing limited edition or seasonal cookie flavors every few months is clearly working. I enjoy classic Oreos (and love cookies n’ cream desserts), and I find that I regularly check the Oreo section when I shop to see if anything new catches my eye. This week, it was Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oreos, a limited edition flavor that should be around through ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Snickerdoodles

Meyer Lemon Snickerdoodles

All kinds of citrus fruits are in season during the winter and citrus desserts are the perfect antidote to dreary weather, with their bright, sunny flavors. Lemons are typically my go-to citrus for everything from cakes to pies, and meyer lemons in particular make a lovely twist on a classic cookie recipe in these Meyer Lemon Snickerdoodles. The cookies contain the combination of cream of ... Read More »

Why Do Cheesecakes Crack – and How to Avoid It

Why do Cheesecakes Crack, How to Prevent It and How to Fix It

The ideal cheesecake will have a smooth, flat surface that is just waiting to be sliced into pieces and delivered to you on a plate. If you’ve baked a couple of cheesecakes, however, you know that they sometimes crack either during baking or as they cool off. A cracked cheesecake can often be covered up by adding a dollop of whipped cream or a generous ... Read More »

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