***Feel like you’re seeing double? Yes, this is a repost of a previous recipe. I’m reposting it for the holidays, as it’s become quite popular, and I’m adding in a couple of hints that might help you along come baking time….
It seems that a lot of people are having a rough time with the cookies spreading. My guess is that they haven’t used the correct amount of coconut. Make sure that you grab a 14 oz. bag of coconut. There are 10 oz. and 14 oz. bags available at my grocery store. Go big! Read more...(736 words, 10 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)
A few weeks ago, I was using my hand mixer while baking up something in the kitchen, and I mentioned to my husband that it seemed that the mixer I’d received as a wedding gift, nineteen years ago, was finally reaching the age of retirement. It just didn’t have much get-up-and-go anymore, and it sounded pretty pitiful. It was kind of sad, and bittersweet…mainly because I’m realizing that I’m old enough to send reliable appliances into retirement. Not too long after the old mixer was put out to pasture, I heard from my friends at OXO, and they asked if I’d like to try out their new OXO On Illuminating Digital Hand Mixer! Do they have perfect timing, or what? Read more...(1205 words, 12 images, estimated 4:49 mins reading time)
Looking for something sweet to give your sweetheart? These cookies are a perfect, simple way to show someone you care…and, bonus, they are incredibly delicious!!
I have to admit that I was intrigued by these cookies, but wasn’t sure how into them I would be. I don’t like maraschino cherries. My kids always love when I get some sort of dessert with a cherry on top, because they know I’ll gladly hand it over. For some reason, though, this recipe kept calling to me, and I’ve wanted to try it for a while. Now, I’m quite glad I did. Read more...(942 words, 10 images, estimated 3:46 mins reading time)
I figured we needed a breath of Spring air over here.
My goodness, it’s cold! And while it’s crazy cold here, I know that it’s even crazier colder in a lot of places. Yes, it’s winter. We get it. We aren’t complaining. Contrary to popular belief, even though we spent the past 15 years down south and this is our first real winter in a good, long while, we aren’t crouched in a corner rocking back and forth and crying for our flip-flops. No, we’re actually enjoying this winter vortex mess…well, as much as we can, I guess. Read more...(605 words, 9 images, estimated 2:25 mins reading time)
I truly can’t believe that it’s time for this again. Where did this year go? It seems like just yesterday, I was in my kitchen in Georgia, complaining about the un-wintery winter, and baking up cookies to send to food bloggers in different corners of the country for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012. But alas, a year has passed and now I’m in my office in Indiana, actually enjoying the wintery winter (So far. I’m sure I will get annoyed at some point.) ready to write about 2013’s cookie swap. AMAZING. Read more...(869 words, 9 images, estimated 3:29 mins reading time)
If you read this blog often, you know that I do like to promote products or companies that I truly believe in. OXO is first and foremost among those companies. I’ve always been an OXO fan, my kitchen has been filled with their gadgets since day one, but as a blogger I’ve developed a deeper relationship with them through their amazing Blogger Outreach Program, and learned that they are not just about amazing kitchen gadgetry, they are also BIG on giving back. Read more...(980 words, 9 images, estimated 3:55 mins reading time)
This is one of my favorite cakes to bake in the summertime. I’m not a huge fan of biscuit based shortcakes, but pairing berries with this deliciously, buttery, moist pound cake is one of the best ways, in my opinion, to sweeten up the summer.
This cake is pretty easy to throw together, and the beauty of it is, it can be made a day or two ahead of when you need it, or frozen for up to a couple of months, and it still tastes perfectly delicious when it’s time to eat. Read more...(635 words, 10 images, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
I’ve loved to bake for a long time, and I’ve baked a lot over the years. There’s not too much that intimidates me when it comes to baking. Sure, I have yet to try baking my own croissants (that didn’t come from the freezer section) and I haven’t attempted to make macarons, despite the bag of almond flour I ran out to buy after sampling some amazing specimens at a French bakery last summer. Those are intimidating baked goods though! The other item on my Baking Bucket List, up until just this week, was an old-fashioned cake roll. I know, I know, it sounds kind of lame in comparison, but the thought of rolling up a cake has made me so nervous that I’d never tried to do it. Read more...(1203 words, 11 images, estimated 4:49 mins reading time)