background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo Recipe. Desserts. Cobbler baked in jars. I made these for the Seattle Bake Sale for Share Our Strength organized by Frantic Foodie (thanks Keren!).

cobbler baked in jars

I had so much fun making pies in jars that I figured this was the perfect opportunity to bake something else in jars. This time I used half-pint wide mouth jars, a nice size for a bake sale. (Half pint jars washed and drying.) I used the blueberry cobbler recipe from Baking Illustrated. I was making 24 portions so the first time I tried to divide each recipe between 8 jars (making three total recipes worth). Sea Glass Candy. On nice days--nice being a relative term in Seattle--the little Humble and I make the short trip down to the beach.

Sea Glass Candy

It is one of her favorite activities outside of the house. She could spend the better part of the day beach combing at the shoreline, looking for interesting shells, rocks, sea glass and little dead crabs. She really likes those smelly little crabs. Hopefully she grows out of that particular obsession soon. How to Make Homemade Candy Bars (Resolution Breaker) If you’re like most people, you probably started off the year with a whole list of resolutions: more sleep!

How to Make Homemade Candy Bars (Resolution Breaker)

Less coffee! More exercise! Less television! Baked Apple Chips! Sausage and Mash Cupcakes. Homemade Nutella. Homemade Gummies. Lavender Blueberry Semifreddo. For this purple dessert I've combined two purple powerhouses: lavender and blueberry.

Lavender Blueberry Semifreddo

In spite of the name, blueberries are distinctly purple once they are cooked. Those pesky, unstable fruit pigments are so fickle. But the combination of blueberries and lavender is not just for color, the floral notes of lavender compliment blueberries' robust character magnificently. Semifreddos (transl: semi-frozen) are a wonderful dessert, and an especially wonderful way to make a frozen treat without an ice cream machine. Cream (and sometimes egg whites) are whipped, folded into a sweet, flavored base and then frozen. For those interested in further reading, I've been inspired to play along with the rainbow contest, and I've been cooking up a whole bunch of colorful dishes. Lavender Blueberry Semifreddo Ingredients: Walnut Streusel: S c. walnuts ¼ c. brown sugar ¼ c. butter ¼ c. flour pinch salt Yield: 6 servings.

Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies. Oatmeal creme pies will always be one of my favorite junk foods.

Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies

My family did not keep sweets and soda on hand, but they were a really amazing treat every once in a while. But the ingredients label is scary*. Traditional baguettes by hand. Nana's Peanut Butter Bangles. Sauces and Condiments Recipes, Flavored Butter Recipes, Condiment Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Sauce Recipes, Relish Recipes, Jelly Recipes, Dessert Sauce Recipes. Classic Corn Dogs and Cheese-on-a-Stick. For the second State Fair recipe, I whipped up some hot dogs and cheese-on-a-stick reminiscent not just of state fairs and carnivals…but also of shopping malls in the eighties: this is said to be the same batter recipe used by the famous Corn Dog 7 chain of stores, and if you don’t remember Corn Dog 7, you’re way too young and probably don’t have slack abdominal muscles or jowls yet.

Classic Corn Dogs and Cheese-on-a-Stick

Healthy. Happy. Life. Fleur de Sel Caramels. You guys.

Fleur de Sel Caramels

We made homemade caramels!!! We're feeling pretty chuffed. It all started last week when the foodie blogosphere exploded with Fall treats, many of which included some element of caramel deliciousness. Hokey Pokey. Who wants to make something delicious?

Hokey Pokey

Easy? Delicious AND easy? Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day. Eat a short stack for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make a dinner out a manhole-sized pancake… guilt free… because you’re merely celebrating their existence. How do you like your pancakes? I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake.


Not cake, but not food. Cake. Peppermint Patties. Cookies, do we have a treat for you.

Peppermint Patties

Er well, yes, we do always have treats for you, (this being a baking blog and all) but today’s treat is an extra special treat. Yup, we made you candy. Homemade candy! You know, boiling sugar, tempering chocolate, hours and hours of back breaking labor. All to make you lovelies these delectable homemade peppermint patties. Ok fine. And the chocolate tempering was more like placing the chocolate in a glass bowl and then microwaving. Berlin's Whimsy - Help for a Monday Morning... These Ginger Cookies are the best. I say this in all honesty. I cannot claim the creation of the recipe as my very own but I can claim my variation of it.

I watched, baked, mixed, pulled out of the oven, 'checked' so many times at the bakery where I worked that their creation is something innate to me... Their smell is etched on my memory of early mornings and the hum of a busy bakery. Just Peachy Fruit Leather. When we went apple picking recently, we also came home with a big box of juicy peaches. They were given priority this past week as they quickly became soft. Besides the Peach-Caramel Grunt from the cookbook, Rustic Fruit Desserts (fabtabulous!) , I made peach sauce, peach sorbet, and peach smoothies. But one of my favorite projects was peach fruit leather.