What did you have for Thanksgiving?

Turkey Dinner aftermath

I know that the morning after Thanksgiving, the last thing I am interested in doing is settling down to work. I’m still thinking about – not to mention digesting – a huge dinner. I made up a meal based on the recipes I’ve posted in the past few weeks, including turkey, stuffing – not dressing – and mashed potatoes. The truth is that I’ve actually ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m taking the day off to do some cooking, just as I imagine that many of you are. If you need some last minute tips or recipes, check out this post for a full listing of Thanksgiving mains, sides and desserts. Speaking of desserts, the turkey pictured above is a Chocolate Maple-Glazed Turkey Cake that I made last year. This cake is ... Read More »

Blackberry Pound Cake

Blackberry Pound Cake

Pound cake is known for being a dense, but tender cake. It actually has an ideal consistency for mix-ins in the batter. Unlike lighter and fluffier cakes, pieces of fruit or chocolate chips are much more likely to remain suspended in the middle of the cake, while in less substantial cakes they will sink down to the bottom before the cake has set in the ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

My Thanksgiving bread basket is going to feature some buttermilk biscuits this year. I tend to view them in a somewhat savory light – even though I sometimes top them with jam or honey – but not everyone has this type of take. Bread & Honey seems to see them as a backdrop for sweeter fillings or toppings, serving up Buttermilk Biscuits and Slow Cooker ... Read More »

Don’t forget to ask Aida!

Today is the last day to submit baking questions to the Ask Aida show on the Food Network. So far, lots of great questions have been asked In case you  need some inspiration, or are looking for a quick answer, take a look at some of the baking questions I’ve previously answered on Baking Bites: How to rotate multiple cakes while baking  Why you need ... Read More »

Build-a-Bear Cake Pan

Build-a-Bear Cakes

I admit that I didn’t know much about the Build-a-Bear workshop until the last year or so, when I met some kids who were big fans. It’s a cute concept: a store where kids can design custom teddy bears. If I wasn’t already familiar with the place, I would never have associated the Build-A-Bear Workshop Cake Pan with the chain of stores and would simply ... Read More »

Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies

Often, I like cookies that have one or two main ingredients that stand out. Chocolate chip cookies. Cinnamon-rolled snickerdoodles. Peanut butter cookies. But every once in a while it’s fun to indulge in a cookie that has a little bit of everything in it and these Ranger Cookies are the perfect example of that. I’ve seen these “everything cookies” show up under many names before, ... Read More »


Puff is a cute single-subject cookbook focused on one ingredient: puff pastry. Because the holiday season comes hand-in-hand with entertaining, I find that I stock up on puff pastry more than any other time of the year. Puff pastry is just a simple dough with a light and flaky texture and, although it is buttery, not much personality on its own. It is this relative ... Read More »

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