Snickerdoodle

I can’t believe I haven’t posted a recipe for snickerdoodle cookies until now.  I’ve been making them for years and have tried many recipes, but this one has recently become my favorite!  The snickerdoodle for me is like eating cinnamon toast in cookie form.  It’s sweet, slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy…

Churros

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts and I couldn’t pass up making them for Cinco de Mayo. It was also a huge coincidence that our Taco Tuesday (we started it before the Lego movie) was also on Cinco this year. It was great having all of our, well his favorites on the same day….

Chai Spiced Cookies

My son’s advisory had a culturally themed lunch yesterday. They were having Indian. To his credit, he did give me a day’s notice to go out and get something, but I didn’t have a chance to get to Trader Joe’s the day before. Tuesday night, we’re circling around the kitchen trying to decide what to…

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…

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…

Smith Island Cake

I’m back! Sorry it’s taken so long. December was a very busy month. I spent a few weeks baking cookies for clients and then went to MI for a week during the holiday. I did manage to do a little baking while I was away and hope to be back to my regular schedule next…

Apple Cider Donuts

It’s fall. It’s getting cooler, the leaves are changing and my Facebook feed is full of posts from the Franklin Cider Mill. It’s one of my favorite places in Michigan (where I’m from). It’s a super cute cider mill in the near suburbs of Detroit. It’s only open for a few months in the fall….

Apple Cider Doughnuts

  It’s fall. It’s getting cooler, the leaves are changing and my Facebook feed is full of posts from the Franklin Cider Mill. It’s one of my favorite places in Michigan (where I’m from). It’s a super cute cider mill in the near suburbs of Detroit. It’s only open for a few months in the…

Churros & Hot Chocolate

When I was in college, I talked my parents into letting me study abroad in London. While I was there, my roommate and I decided to spend a weekend in Madrid. At the end of an evening out (it was 5am) we popped in a Chocolateria for churros and hot chocolate. I can’t remember if…

Caramel Pecan Bars

So I’ve been playing around with pecan bar recipes and was intrigued by this one. It was super simple to put together (so I thought), so I decided to give it a try.  I’ve never made caramel with brown sugar and was really interested to see how it would turn out. Unfortunately, the recipe doesn’t…

Blueberry Pie with Cornmeal Crust

One of my favorite places for brunch when I lived in NYC was Grange Hall. It was in what used to be a speakeasy in the West Village. Besides their amazing Amish Potatoes (which was something I was never quite able to duplicate), they also made really good blueberry cornmeal pancakes. When I saw this…