If you’re a baker and also a reader (like me!) then you may have come across a magazine at Barnes & Noble or your local Walmart called Bake From Scratch. The colorful, bright, and salivating-inducing photography on the covers of the magazines would pique the interest of everyone, not just bakers. After a solid year of trying not to purchase a copy of the magazine, I finally told myself that the time had come.Continue reading “Cookbook Review: Bake From Scratch”
Christmas Gift Cookbook For the Win!
I can’t believe it’s almost March! I’m a little ashamed to write this post since it’s dealing with some Christmas gifts I received from a very good friend of mine. Who would have thought it would have taken me almost two full months to have an opportunity to bake something with them. One of the very few baking-related gifts I got this year was an excellent cookbook entitled Snackable Bakes by Jessie Sheehan. It was one of New York Times best cookbooks of 2022, and after making a recipe from it, I can see why.Continue reading “Christmas Gift Cookbook For the Win!”
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to Start the New Year
Happy New Year!!
Did you stay up to watch the ball drop? I didn’t. I tried, but I didn’t make it this year. I was too tired from…not doing all that much actually. On New Year’s Eve, the chemist bf and I went to see the new Avatar movie, got Chinese take-out, and spent some time watching repeats of RuPaul’s Drag Race (the new season is starting very soon). But, I was itching to get one last bake in before the new year. Plus, I needed an “excuse” to try out my new stand mixer, right?Continue reading “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to Start the New Year”
Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2022
What a year it has been for this tiny little blog! I reached over 55,00 views and had one post that really, really took off. For a few months I thought I had finally “made it” in the blogging world. Even though it’s been over two years since I started this little hobby of mine.
As I did last year, I decided to write a post covering my most popular posts of the year, regardless of when they were published. So here it goes!Continue reading “Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2022”
A Simple Cookie with a Fall Twist – MB Recipe 37
Over the weekend, I felt the desire to bake. It had been quite a long time since the baking bug hit me. Since it was a last-minute, I had to find a recipe where I had all of the ingredients already on hand. For the most part this meant that I was limited to cookies and/or bars. While combing through the Cookies chapter of the Magnolia Bakery Handbook I came across Snickerdoodles. Thankfully, I had everything in the ingredients, except for one, but I was able to make a substitution.Continue reading “A Simple Cookie with a Fall Twist – MB Recipe 37”
My Second Blog-aversary
A little over two years ago I started this blog. At the time I wanted to create an Ina Garten cook-through blog so that’s what I did. And the early posts from the fall of 2020 are there to prove it. In fact I started with this simple recipe for applesauce which is still the only one I will use.Continue reading “My Second Blog-aversary”
Barefoot Contessa 55 – Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
I can’t believe it’s been over six months since I last made an Ina recipe! Wow, time sure does fly!! This is also a quick post because things have been quite busy for me the last couple of weeks. But I did get a chance to get some baking in. I needed something quick and easy and thanks to streaming services I found the perfect recipe!Continue reading “Barefoot Contessa 55 – Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies”
The Easiest Cookie You’ll Ever Make – MB Recipe 29
Last week, I was looking for a quick cookie recipe. I was in the mood to bake, but I wasn’t in the mood to spend hours in the kitchen. While thumbing through the MB cookbook, I stumbled upon the Coconut Macaroon recipe. I knew instantly that that was the cookie I had to make that day!Continue reading “The Easiest Cookie You’ll Ever Make – MB Recipe 29”
The Time I Tried to Make Peanut Butter Cookies – MB Recipe 26
With the crazy schedule I’ve been having for the better part of a month, it was a relief that I was finally able to get some time in the kitchen once again. Friday morning, I woke up looking forward to the recipe I was going to be making. It was a recipe that I had my eye on for quite some time. Unfortunately, when it came time to actually make the cookies, I realized a little too late that I had forgotten to add a key ingredient.Continue reading “The Time I Tried to Make Peanut Butter Cookies – MB Recipe 26”
February 2022 Baking Round-Up
One of my blogging goals this year is to do a recap every month of the recipes I made. I did this infrequently in the past and after I realized how much work actually went into them, I found it a bit difficult to find the motivation to do them. But since then, I’ve thought of an easier technique to actually get them written, so I’m trying that out this month.
In February, I made a total of four recipes. Let’s take a trip back through the last few weeks and revisit all the tasty treats I made!Continue reading “February 2022 Baking Round-Up”