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Sugar Cookies…Round One

I am going to keep this short and sweet. This week I made Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Grandma’s All Occasion Sugar Cookies. I cut these extra thick because I am not a huge fan of crisp sugar cookies, so I wanted these to be a little soft and chewy. This dough was super soft and …

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twd…linzer sables

This week’s TwD recipe, Linzer Sables, is the selection of Noskos from the blog, Living the Life. The recipe can be found by visiting her blog or by flipping to pages 134-135 of Dorie’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. In case you do not know, I make wax tarts for personal use in …

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Kugel…what?

Kugel…what? That is exactly what I said to myself when I spotted this recipe on the TwD site. This was yet another one of Dorie’s desserts that I have never heard of…do I live under a rock or am I lacking the in the area of cultural exploration? Luckily I have google at my at …

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TwD Rugelach…

When I discovered this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe I was a little baffled and thought, “what the hell is rugelach?” After pondering this dessert for about 2 seconds I decided to bust out Dorie’s book, Baking: from My Home to Yours so I could enlighten myself. I immediately thought of the nut horns that …

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TwD and Two Types of Tarts…

Well, it’s Tuesday, so I am sure you stopped by my blog looking for a delicious Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake…I have made this recipe before and although it was quite tasty, I was not in the mood to make it again. In fact the Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake was my very first blog post! Instead, I stayed …

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The Perfect Party Cake

One of my great friends celebrated her birthday this past Saturday and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to tackle my fear of cakes. I have no idea why cakes intimidate me so much, but they do…big time! I keep meaning to take the Wilton cake decorating classes at Michael’s, but …

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It’s Tuesday…

It’s Tuesday and if you frequent my blog, you know that means it is time for another recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. The recipe for Chocolate Chunkers was chosen by Claudia of Fool for Food. This recipe has a lot of chocolate, in fact it calls for four types, …

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It’s Tuesday…

This week’s Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe is for Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters chosen by, Stefany, of the blog, Proceed with Caution. I have not made a lot of cookies in recent months, but was happy to try this recipe because I have a thing for peanut butter! After reading the P&Q on …

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Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte…

Today’s recipe is a really delicious spin on a traditional cheesecake, called a Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte. This dessert has a wonderful cookie crust topped with a velvety layer of cream cheese and cottage cheese. Once you slice into the torte you discover a lovely layer of berry preserves tucked underneath the cream cheese …

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Chocolate Pudding with a Kahlua Kick

I had leftover bittersweet chocolate from the Caramel-Peanut Topped Brownie Cake that I made last week. I turned to Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I decided to try her chocolate pudding, which was just featured as the Tuesdays With Dorie recipe a couple of weeks ago. I followed the recipe exactly …

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Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

I ordered Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. This book is actually what compelled me to create this blog, well, that and my mild photography obsession. This recipe involves a brownie cake base topped with a caramel peanut sauce. In one word, I would describe this as rich… really, really rich! I …

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