White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

I first made these White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies as my 279th recipe of 2010. For some reason, it’s taken me years to get around to making them again. Perhaps I forgot about them among all my recipes for brownies and rich bar cookies. And that’s 

Best Cocoa Brownies

Best Cocoa Brownies

Happy National Dark Chocolate Day! One day during my first year of food blogging, I complained to my friends online that I wanted brownies. My friend Emily shared this delicious brownie recipe with me. I loved it. I wanted to originally title this post “OMG: Brownies,” 

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite things to cook. You take ingredients that aren’t exciting on their own – corn syrup, sugar, gelatin – and turn them into something magical and completely different from what you start with. Plus, they’re really pretty easy. I 

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

It’s spring, and one of the most cheerful and spring-like things I could think of to take to a recent party was the Lemon Bars recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I’ve made them before, but years ago as part of my 365 recipe challenge, and I 

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Happy Pi Day! I had a bunch of frozen blueberries, so I made a blueberry pie. I have a cold right now, so this recipe was about as much effort as I wanted to put into a pie – minimal. But the results are wonderful! 

Big Sur Hide Bread

Big Sur Hide Bread

For Bread 38, I made an old favorite of mine, Big Sur Hide Bread, that could be made vegan. I’ve made and written about it on here twice, once in 2010 as part of my 365 recipe challenge, and again in 2012 (both of which 

Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread

I’ve fallen behind on my bread project for this year, unfortunately. Life has a way of making that happen. I had great momentum starting out this year, and I even managed to mostly keep up with it during a hectic summer. In fact, I’ve even 

Hamburger and Brat Buns

Hamburger and Brat Buns

My family came to visit for Memorial Day, and we had quite a cookout, despite threats of rain and storms. It was a great excuse to dive back into traditional baking and make some hamburger buns for Bread Week 22. I wanted a lot of 

Cranberry-Oat Scones

Cranberry-Oat Scones

I used to make brunch every weekend. More recently I haven’t been able to, as we’ve had races or other things to go and do. It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve baked breakfast on the weekend, even if all that’s really happened 

Rustic Sourdough Bread – take 3

Rustic Sourdough Bread – take 3

As I experimented with bread-making last year (in 2010), I tried to make Rustic Sourdough Bread from the King Arthur Flour website – twice. I knew back then that I didn’t really know what I was doing, and I’ve definitely made bread-baking progress since then. This