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Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies…

After a long cookie hiatus, it seems as though that is all I am making these days. In recent weeks I have made made Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops, Chocolate Chunkers, Chunky Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters and now Spiced Oatmeal Raisin. I found this recipe on allrecipes and adapted it slightly…in my opinion …

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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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Mocha Cupcakes…

I was sent a cake recipe via email from a friend. She proclaimed this to be better than Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake, which was my current fave. This is a basic yellow cake from the cookbook, Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America. Since this friend is such a tough critic, I …

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Cream Puffs and Eclairs…

Due to Labor Day, I had a lot of time on my hands this past weekend and did a lot of baking. I was inspired by this month’s Daring Bakers challenge and decided to try my hand at making pâte à choux. Some of you may ask…what the hell is pâte à choux? Well basically …

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