Rolls

You know that one thing your mom makes that makes you think of your childhood, and gives you the warm and fuzzies? For me, it was her rolls. We only had them at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I couldn’t wait. They were so yeasty and sweet. A few years ago, my son mentioned how much…

Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

Last weekend, I was really in the mood for something comforting. I was craving chocolate chip cookies, but I wanted them to be thick and chewy all the way through. I haven’t made Toll House (like)  bars in a very long time, so I thought I’d make that and put some left over caramel (from…

Rainbow Cake

Colorful cakes fascinate me, so when I saw a cake like this on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to try to recreate it. I thought this was going to be a no brainer. I already had a cake recipe and gel colors to dye the batter. All I needed was jellybeans. Who knew they would…

Oatmeal Pancakes

Last weekend I made an announcement to my son that we were having oatmeal pancakes for breakfast. My son let out a long sigh, dropped his head and slowly walked back to his room as if he were headed for the guillotine. I promised him that he would like them. When I lived in NYC,…

Rolled Sugar Cookies

I don’t usually bake anything for Valentine’s Day (I know it’s terrible especially since I’m a baker), but we had a snow day, and I had time on my hands. At first I thought about making red and pink cookies, but I wasn’t in the mood to flood large hearts and I was feeling a…

Ginger Cake with Lemon Glaze

I recently purchased The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. I really bought it for the cake on the cover, but my eyes rested on the Double Ginger Cake recipe. I haven’t had ginger bread in a long time, and I’ve never made a ginger cake in a bundt pan, so I decided to try it. It’s…

Cashew, Chocolate and Maple Pie

  I had a pretty big jar of cashews that I wasn’t eating fast enough, and I wanted to do something with them. My first instinct was to dip them in chocolate, but I remembered that I wanted to try this recipe. I discovered it around the holidays while I was making pecan pie. I…

Chocolate Babka

I was still in the mood to play with dough after making the cinnamon rolls, so I dug up a chocolate babka recipe that I’ve wanted to try. I’m also beginning to feel as though I could use the practice. It’s so hard for me to predict how yeast recipes will turn out based on…