Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in culinary heaven. Now just imagine sinking your teeth into a soft shortbread type cookie bursting with peanut butter flavor, covered in gooey dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Yep. This sweet and salty temptation is happening now with these Flourless Continue Reading

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Chicken Pot Pie

Mini Chicken Pot Pies Le Creuset
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Cheesecake Bars with a Chocolate Pistachio Crust and Blueberry Topping

Piece of Blueberry cheesecake bar

One of my favorite ways to come up with a fresh take on a classic dish is to go through my fridge and pantry with the notion that I will only use the ingredients I have on hand. In a way, I give myself a challenge like those contestants on Continue Reading

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Rolled Sugar Cookies

Decorated Santa cookie

The days leading up to Christmas in our home include shopping, spending extra time with family, and of course, baking several batches of cutout sugar cookies! Since Bea had the coveted snack leader duty on Monday, our Sunday was devoted to making the best tasting and textured rolled sugar cookies Continue Reading

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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

There are times when all you want in the whole world is a batch of really good chocolate chip cookies. The Best chocolate chip cookies ever should meet all the criteria of an ideal cookie of this kind. The cookies should have crispy golden edges, a chewy center, a balanced Continue Reading

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Gingerbread Cookies

Decorated gingerbread christmas tree scene

This has been my favorite holiday season so far. The girls are at those ages where they get so much joy from all of the festivities of Christmas. This year we have been baking up a storm, as you may have noticed! This post is all about the girls and Continue Reading

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Glazed Jelly Doughnuts

jelly filled doughnuts

Jelly doughnuts or donuts are my husband’s ultimate guilty pleasure. And who doesn’t love a warm, sticky, fried, sweet, jam-filled pastry every now and again? Yesterday my husband asked me for a jelly donut for dessert. So I set out to give him a baker’s dozen of the best ones he has ever had! Continue Reading

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Cardamom Cream Puffs with Rose Water Whipped Cream

cardamom cream puff with rose water whipped cream

Whether called a profiterole, choux à la crème, or cream puff, these pastries are as magnificent as they look and sound! A cream puff is made from only a few ingredients and results in a puffed ball that is light, airy, somewhat hollow, and ready to be filled with pastry Continue Reading

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Eggnog Creme Brulee

eggnog creme brulee

Creme Brulee is my favorite dessert, hands down. I love breaking down into the  caramelized sugar shell and scooping out that sweet, smooth, creamy custard. The crunch of the sugar melding with that velvety custard, that is a moment of pure joy for me. I’m getting hungry just thinking of Continue Reading

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A Baker’s Tool Guide

baker's tool guide

I got an email early this morning from Rosie in MT asking me what kind of tools are a necessary part of baking. I thought this was a great idea for a post on all the essential Baker’s tools. From bowls to measuring cups and more,  I have compiled a Continue Reading