baking tips

Celebrating Pi Day / Pie Day

Pie is an iconic American dessert. Apple, cherry, strawberry, chocolate … with so many sweet options, how can you not love a slice of pie (paired with melting vanilla ice cream)? The best part? It’s March 14. Or, in other words, 3/14 or 3.14 or Pie(e) Day. But wait … why does Pi(e) Day have…

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How To Add Texture to Baked Treats

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Lindt. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a confession. I’m incredibly, overwhelmingly, and unconditionally in love with chocolate thanks to this pregnancy. I’m telling you, this baby has really opened up my eyes to the wonderful world of chocolate and I cannot get…

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{Tips & Tricks} Crushing Cookies

Tons of recipes call for crushed cookies and it’s not often that you find packages of cookie crumbs or crushed cookies lining your grocery store aisles. So, what do you do? That’s easy. Simply buy a package of the cookies that are needed to make the recipe and get to work crushing them yourself. It’s…

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Tips for Keeping Cookies Fresh

There are plenty of cookie cravings that take place in our house. My husband has quite the sweet tooth and so do our guests. I always try to keep the cookie dome filled to the brim with all sorts of sweet goodies. Does this sound familiar? What happens when you go to all the trouble…

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{Tips & Tricks} Portioning with an Ice Cream Scooper

To me, 2010 was all about discovery in the kitchen. I fell in love with parchment paper, figured out a way to consistently make light and fluffy pancakes, set up a system to easily organize my food magazine recipes, and started the downward spiral of what was to become my obsession with puff pastry…just to…

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{Tips & Tricks} Baking Quick Breads

Some of the best breakfasts I’ve enjoyed (and if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day) have included a delicious slice of flavorful bread or a muffin with melted butter, a bowl of cereal and a very large glass of orange juice. The slice…

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whenever I’m in the mood to bake something that is quick and simple to prepare, I almost always turn to muffins. I love that they… require only a few dishes so cleanup is easy have countless flavor variations take a few minutes to prepare and less than 20 minutes to bake make the house smell…

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