Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Sunday Brunch: Sourdough Waffles

I know that I have posted about making waffles before, but I think that I finally have the waffle bases covered. Not to say that I won’t be making more waffles, but I will speculate that unless I have a startling waffle revelation – which isn’t impossible – I will probably stick to these recipes for plain, buttermilk and soudough waffles. dskbook recommended to me ... Read More »

A word of advice

If you need to buy a cake for a man’s 24nd birthday, do not buy a Spongebob Squarepants birthday cake. There is something fundamentally odd about doing so – particularly when the birthday boy in question isn’t a fan of the cartoon and there is no “inside joke” about the cartoon that would give you a good reason for using it as a cake theme. ... Read More »

Super Bowl Prep

Super Bowl parties require a bit of forethought – particularly if you would rather watch the game with your friends instead of cooking. I try to get as much done beforehand as possible, meaning that I baked all the desserts and mixed up the dips yesterday, leaving only chili and chicken wings for today. I went with oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate chip blondies. Classics. ... Read More »

Cinnamon Babka

On Christmas, in addition to my marshmallows I wanted to make something to munch with coffee while my family and I opened our presents before breakfast. Often these pre-breakfast munchies take the form of coffee cake or cranberry-orange bread. This year I decided to try and make a babka in honor of my grandmother, whose family was originally from Eastern Europe. I used this recipe ... Read More »

Festive Cookies

… also know as baking with leftovers. As I cleaned out my freezer, I found some leftover butter cookie dough, shortbred dough and gingersnap dough. I did what any normal person cleaning out their fridge would do: I baked them. Ok. Maybe not any normal person, but certainly a foodie or a food blogger who is likely to have the remnants of several batches of ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

In my opinion, this is really more of a quadruple chocolate layer cake. This is a chocolate cake (1) with mini semisweet chocolate chips in it (2) filled with a milk chocolate mousse (3) and covered in a bittersweet chocolate glaze(4). I made it yesterday to take to work this morning, as it was a coworker’s birthday and I usually find the store bought cakes ... Read More »

What is divinity?

If you have never had divinity, you have probably never been to the South around Christmas. This is, of course, not the only reason you may not have had divinity. You could also be an aethist, I suppose. (Kidding.) Divinity is a white, fudge-like candy made of sugar and egg whites. It is often called “divinity fudge”, actually. It is almost a type of nougat ... Read More »

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