Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

What are Moon Pies?

Delicious Moon Pies!

Moon pies are a cookie confection that is sure to appeal to lovers of whoopie pies and other similar sandwich cookies. Despite their name, they are not actually pies. They are made with two soft graham crackers that sandwich a marshmallow filling and are dipped in chocolate. What makes them unique and sets them apart from a s’more is how tender the graham crackers used ... Read More »

5 Amazing Desserts to Make with Leftover Halloween Candy

Milky Way Midnight Lava Cake

The day after Halloween is a day that most of us realize that our kitchens are full of tiny candy bars. Whether we bought extra to give out to costumed kids or your kids brought home a few tubs full themselves, the candy bars are there. They keep for a long time in their snack size wrappers, so you can munch your way through them ... Read More »

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 »

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