Tag: Baking

Christmas Cookies: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Christmas Cookies: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I made these cookies for Tim’s “snack day” at work along with the Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints.  Mine did not turn out as pretty as Giada’s but they were delicious!  So moist from the *whole* container of ricotta cheese.  And, such great lemon flavor from the 

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

My friend Emily made these cookies for Thanksgiving and they were delicious!  I needed to make a holiday treat for Tim’s office so I decided to make them.  What says Christmas more than chocolate + peppermint?! Do not overbake the cookies.  I followed the instructions 

Finger Food Fun: Fish Sticks

Finger Food Fun: Fish Sticks

We’re very lucky — our Charlotte is a great eater!  She loves broccoli, green beans, fruit, and cheese and is even willing to eat fish! Charlotte loves these fish sticks!  They are so easy to make and you can make a big batch and freeze 

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

The day after Christmas is my father-in-law’s birthday.  Tim’s immediately family came up to the Berkshires on the 26th to celebrate.  We had the delicious and festive menu below.  The pork I have made before and it was even better than I remember!  The bacon 

Holiday Menu: The Best Red Velvet Cake

Holiday Menu: The Best Red Velvet Cake

I wish I had a photo of this cake but it was too hectic getting the meal on the table and entertaining guests.  But trust me, it was amazing looking and tasting! I turned to my favorite source of the cake recipes — the Cake 

Christmas Cookies: Angeletti

Christmas Cookies: Angeletti

We were supposed to be in the Berkshires this weekend with friends but unfortunately Charlotte got sick.  We planned to get our tree and really get into the Christmas spirit.  Instead, I was in our apartment for 48 straight hours.  But I did have the 

Easter Dessert: Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Easter Dessert: Lemon Upside-Down Cake

This is the perfect spring dessert!  The cake is so fluffy and moist — thanks to the milk and whipped egg whites.  And, it is filled with wonderful sweetness from the brown sugar and some tartness from the lemon. Not many suggestions to improve this 

Celebrating Tim's birthday with Holy Cow Cake!

Celebrating Tim's birthday with Holy Cow Cake!

Yesterday was Tim’s birthday! To celebrate, I made a cake that I brought into the office. This was no ordinary cake — it was Holy Cow Cake (as coined by the Cake Mix Doctor). This is not the cake to bake if you are looking 

Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Cake

Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Cake

I decided we deserved a nice breakfast treat on this snowy weekend.  Coffee cake came to mind, but all the recipes I looked at would have required me to go to the store to pick up an ingredient or two.  I really didn’t want to 

Super Bowl Cake 2010: Bourbon Praline Cake

Super Bowl Cake 2010: Bourbon Praline Cake

I first wrote about, and resumed, my family’s Super Bowl cake tradition last year.  This year I decided to bake a cake inspired by New Orleans since I was rooting for the Saints. A few notes on this delicious cake… Definitely follow the instructions to