Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Free Craftsy Recipe: Brown Butter Maple Yam Pie

Craftsy Brown Butter Yam Pie

Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, which means that it is time to get out your favorite pie recipes and kick off pie season. Pumpkins, apples, pecans and sweet potatoes are all fall favorites that bake into fantastic pies. Since I love pie season, I am always on the lookout for new variations of my favorite pie recipes that will bring ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Recipe: All-Butter Pie Dough

Free Craftsy Recipe: All-Butter Pie Dough

A homemade pie is one of my favorite desserts, and you can’t have a great pie without a great crust. All-butter crusts tend to be very flaky and very flavorful, a good choice for both sweet and savory pie fillings. A great place to get started with your next pie project is with this free All-Butter Pie Dough recipe from Craftsy. The recipe is from ... Read More »

Black Forest Baked Alaska

Black Forest Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is one of my favorite retro desserts. It’s a delicious combination of cake and ice cream that is covered in marshmallowy toasted meringue that first came into vogue in the 1970s, but never went out of style in my kitchen. My Black Forest Baked Alaska is made with a dark chocolate brownie base that is topped with layers of cherry sorbet and chocolate ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

A few months ago, I made a batch of the most amazing, addictive Nutella Buttercream that you can imagine. Fortunately, you don’t need to imagine it because I made it using the techniques found in Craftsy’s free Modern Buttercream Class and you can easily learn how to make it yourself at home! The modern buttercream method is demonstrated by cake decorator and baker Joshua John Russell, ... Read More »

Eclair Class at The Pastry School

Eclair Class at The Pastry School

Eclairs are the hottest pastry trend in Paris, or so I’ve been told by many friends who have recently visited the City of Light. I don’t see a lot of variation in the eclairs sold in bakeries in my area, and a quick search of Parisian eclairs was more than enough to rekindle my interest in these classic pastries! I was eager to learn what ... Read More »

Republic of Pie, North Hollywood, CA

Republic of Pie Chicken Pot Pie

There is never a bad time for pie, but there are lots of sub-par pies out there. Pies are time consuming to make, when compared to some other types of baked goods, so you tend to see a lot more cookies, muffins and cakes served at coffee shops instead of pies. If you’re in LA and really want to get a slice of great pie ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Recipe: Homemade Lemon Curd

Delicious Lemon Curd Recipes

Sweet, tart and silky smooth lemon curd is a wonderful treat to make at home when you have a few extra lemons sitting around. It’s good enough to eat by the spoonful, but it’s also an ingredient that you can use in many other applications if you make up a batch! If you already have a couple of lemons in your kitchen, you’re halfway there. ... Read More »

Colorful Red, White and Blue Desserts for July 4th

Red, White & Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

Some people like to go crazy with red, white and blue decorations to celebrate the 4th of July, and while it is fun to go crazy with patriotic colors when decorating, the celebrations are still always about the food for me. Fortunately, the fresh fruits and veggies available during the summer mean that 4th of July meals are often just as colorful as the decor. ... Read More »

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