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Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda breads are wonderful loafs that everyone should make at least a few times in their lives. The quick breads require no yeast and are instead leavened only with baking soda. The use of a chemical leavener in this loaf means that there is no rising time and minimal mixing to do before you can put your bread in the oven, even though you ... Read More »

I Eight Sum Pi Dish

I Eight Sum Pi Dish

One common complaint about baking is that you have to do a lot of measuring to ensure that your recipes turn out perfectly. I have never personally found this to be a problem, but then again I was a bit of a math geek back in school. The fact that I always had a soft spot for math class is probably why I also have ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I’ve been on a big cookie kick lately, so it should be no surprise that cookies are what caught my eye this week as I looked around for delicious recipes on other food blogs. If you’re looking for a little weekend baking, these options are fantastic! Coffee and cookies are always a good combination, and Fresh April Flours‘ Cappuccino Cookies bring the two together. The ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

Girl Scout Troop Opens Drive-Thu Cookie Shop in New Hampshire

Girl Scouts Drive Thru

Traditionally, Girl Scout cookies were sold door to door by Scouts that lived in the neighborhood each year during cookie season. Over the years, this tradition changed to include “boothing,” or setting up booths in high-traffic areas where troops could reach more customers more easily.¬†Girl Scouts have always been enterprising in how they sell their cookies. Some send the entry forms to their parents’ offices, ... Read More »

Love Cooking Company Dessert Diva Cake Carrier

Love Cooking Company Dessert Diva Cake Carrier

My cake carriers get a lot of use. I not only use them to transport cakes and other goodies that I’m taking out of the kitchen to share with others, but I also use them at home to store my goodies and keep them fresh. Most cake carries are designed with cakes in mind – giving you a large, flat surface that can accommodate a ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread

The nooks and crannies of English muffins are what make them so much fun to eat. The bubbles in each English muffin allow for pockets of butter – or peanut butter, Nutella and any other topping you might want to spread onto your muffin – to pool in the most delicious way possible. Homemade English muffins are not too difficult to make, but a much ... Read More »

L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food

LA Son: My Life, My City, My Food

Roy Choi has undoubtedly been one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles in the last several years. Even if you don’t recognize his name – and Angelinos will – you have probably heard of the Kogi Truck, a Korean-bbq fusion food truck that really market the start of the food truck revolution. Long before Kogi ever got on the road, Choi’s life was ... Read More »

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