Category Archives: Baking

Bites from other Blogs

“Too much good stuff” should be the theme of today’s Bites, even thought I managed to narrow my list down from last week’s massive post. Food bloggers are clearly back in action after the New Year’s celebration and it looks like we have a good 2008 to look forward to – recipe-wise, at the very least. Food Beam has a great post up that guides you ... Read More »

Favorites from 2007

2007 recipe collage

 I enjoyed every single recipe that I posted about this year, whether it was fun to make, fun to eat or – in the majority of cases – both. There were 151 new ones in total. But some were more popular than others, both with myself and with my testers. These are the recipes that I got multiple requests for from friends and family and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Happy New Year, everyone! After skipping last week to give myself a little bit of holiday time off, I have quite the backlog of Bites to get through this week. Nothing like a few ideas to kick off baking in the new year, right? Working Woman Food gets the award for the candy with the strangest name. Shaggy Dogs are fast and easy, basically rocky ... Read More »

How to make a moist cake

  “So, what kind of cake does he want for his birthday?”   “Hang on, I’ll ask…. He says he wants a ‘moist’ cake.”   Pause while I process this. “Like a pudding cake?”   “No. Just a moist cake.”   “A moist cake. As in a cake that isn’t dried out?”   “Yes.”   “When I said ‘what kind of cake’ I actually wanted ... Read More »

A pair of updated recipes

cranberry orange bread and pear clafoutis, redux

From time to time I’ll go back through my archives and update some of my older recipes. I actually have many recipes that I remake on a very regular basis, and I like to be able to add a new picture or two to a post with a less-than-perfect picture when I can. These two recipes – Orange Cranberry Bread and Pear Clafoutis – are special to ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Would it be possible to get another couple of weeks added to the holiday season? Everyone on the blogs is baking like crazy and I know that I’m not the only one who could use extra time to try recipes. And a couple extra days to finish up my holiday shopping wouldn’t hurt either… Garrett from Vanilla Garlicis guest blogging some great cookie recipes at ... Read More »

Tips for shipping holiday baked goods

ready to ship!

Baked goods are fantastic gifts during the holidays. They’re always well-received at parties and gatherings and while they’re fun and often easy to make, they don’t quite offer the convenience of a store bought gift – especially if you want to ship off your present to friends or family that don’t live locally. To do this, not only do you need an idea of what treat you want to make, ... Read More »

How to make your own colored sugars

red sugar

While I enjoy icing cookies by hand, drawing little designs and other decorations (especially for gingerbread cookies), I always use a fair amount of colored sanding sugar around the holidays. Colored sugars are perfect for finishing off sugar cookies and butter cookies, giving them a fun and festive look for the holidays. In fact, it has always been a bit of a tradition for my ... Read More »

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