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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mints Box

Girl Scout Cookie season is going strong. Girl Scout Cookies have been around for a long time and cookie fans probably already know that Thin Mints have long been the most popular flavor. But you might be surprised by what you don’t know about Girl Scout Cookies, and these 10 pieces of cookie trivia will make a great accompaniment to the next box of cookies ... Read More »

Chef’n PinPair

Chef'n PinPair

The Chef’n PinPair is a unique rolling pin that offers bakers a two for one deal on must-have kitchen tool. The PinPair combines a straight sided silicone rolling pin and a tapered wood rolling pin in one piece of kitchen equipment. The silicone portion is like an outer sleeve, that screws into place around the tapered wood pin. The handles of the wooden pin protrude ... Read More »

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that should be in everyone’s repertoire. The loaves are delicious and easy to make – and there are almost unlimited options for putting your own twist on the traditional recipe. The basic loaf is a plain bread that has a rich buttermilk flavor. It’s good on its own (served with butter and jam – my favorite), ... Read More »

Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist

Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist

Home style desserts are, arguably, the best kind of desserts. Whether you’re eating a slice of a classic layer cake at a bakery or indulging in some freshly baked cookies at home, that homestyle type of dessert brings up memories from childhood for lots of dessert fans. They always seem like comfort food. But as comforting as they are, you don’t really want to eat ... Read More »

Impossible Coconut Custard Pie Cupcakes

Impossible Coconut Custard Pie

During the fall, one of my favorite recipes to make is for my Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes. They’re pumpkin pie in a unique single-serving format that is perfect for pumpkin lovers who don’t want to make a traditional pie every single time they want a pumpkin dessert. The cupcakes also don’t need a crust, so they’re quicker and easier to make than that traditional pie. ... Read More »

Pi Baking Mold

Pie Baking Mold

If you are a bit of a math geek, you might already know that March 14th is Pi Day. It has this designation because 3/14 is the start of the number pi (π, or 3.14159…). Pi Day is often celebrated with slices of actual pie, due to the similar sound of their names, but you could pipe a pi onto cupcakes, cookies or regular cakes ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks, reviewed

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunks

Chocolate chunks aren’t usually my favorite addition to cookies, not unless you’re talking about the kind of chocolate chunks that you make yourself by chopping up a favorite chocolate bar with a kitchen knife. Storebought, prepackaged chocolate chunks tend to be too regular in shape and too large for my tastes. The large squares are indeed chunky, but they don’t melt as well into a ... Read More »

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie

The only thing better than a freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is a freshly baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie. This may be called a “pie,” but I am using that term loosely because this is really a giant cookie that is baked in a pie plate. Baking the cookie in this unusual – unusual for a cookie, anyway – pan gives it a ... Read More »

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