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Skillet Scones (Soda Bread Farls)

Skillet Scones

Soda bread farls are flat breads that are made from the same dough as Irish soda bread, but are cooked in a skillet or on a griddle. They’re triangular and made by shaping the bread dough into a disc and cutting it into quarters before cooking, then cooking each piece individually. The idea is that it is easier to whip up a bread at a ... Read More »

Biscuit Bliss

Biscuit Bliss

Biscuits are such a simple food. Small, quick-rising, buttery and tender, they don’t take the time or energy that a yeast bread does – or do they? Although biscuits seem simple, anyone who has tried their hand at making them will tell you that there is more to a little biscuit than meets the eye. James Villas’ Biscuit Bliss is all about crafting the perfect ... Read More »

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted, reviewed

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted Bar

Cadbury Creme Eggs are a staple of the Easter season. Even if the sugary fondant center is a bit too much to handle all at once, the creamy milk chocolate and the gooey filling is a delicious combination. I like the mini Cadbury Creme Eggs because they have a little bit better ratio of chocolate to filling for my tastes, but I recently got to ... Read More »

Plum Pie

Plum Pie, whole

One of the things that appeals to me so much about pie is that they are both incredibly versatile and incredibly familiar at the same time. You can put just about any kind of fruit into a pie, from apples to pineapples, and still enjoy a sweet dessert with a flaky pastry crust, even though the flavor is entirely different. The process to make pies ... Read More »

Pie recipes and gadgets for Pi Day

Pie Slices

I’ve celebrated Pi Day for almost as long as I can remember. I think it started back in junior high school, and while I may have skipped the occasional celebration, it has pretty much always been an event I like to take note of. It’s a bit nerdy, but Pi Day is about celebrating the number pi (3.14) on the date that approximates it (March ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookies from the past

Girl Scout Cookies from the past

Girl Scout cookies have been a tradition of the Girl Scouts almost since the organization was founded, in 1912. The first Girl Scout cookies were simply cookies made and sold by Girl Scouts to benefit their local troops. One of the earliest reports details a troop selling cookies in their school cafeteria. As more troops began to make and sell cookies, the sales moved door-to-door ... Read More »

Adjustable Pie Cutter

Progressive Int'l Pie Cutter

They say that the first slice of cake is always the most difficult to get out of the pan. It’s hard to get a spatula or knife underneath a slice without being able to approach it from the side. This is doubly true of pies, where not only is it difficult to get the first slice out cleanly, but it is difficult to cut the ... Read More »

Chocolate Mint Cookie Squares

Chocolate Mint Cookie Slices

They might look like fudgy brownies, but these Chocolate Mint Cookie Squares are actually far closer to the cookie side of the spectrum where bar cookies are concerned. They are fairly firm, with a nice chew to the center, like a thick cookie. The recipe is a play on the Caramel Oatmeal Brownies I made a while back. This time around, I added some chocolate ... Read More »

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