cookies · Desserts

Momofuku’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

 A bowl of cereal, a s’more, and a cookie, all rolled into one- that’s the way Martha Stewart herself describes the famous cookies from Momofuku’s Milk Bar Bakery.  And that’s exactly what they are. My husband came home from work last week describing this cookie, and we immediately started googling.  We found so many different… Continue reading Momofuku’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

I wanted to try something fun and new for my Father-in-law’s 70th birthday party last weekend.  I was pretty proud of my cake, but in spite of it’s outward appearance, the inside of this guy was chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and I wanted to also do something white. I ended up deciding on some… Continue reading Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

cookies · Desserts

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the Face of the Earth

So, I’ve made thousands of oatmeal raisin cookies, using at least a dozen different recipes in my lifetime, and I finally found it.  Or, more accurately, my sister found it. The holy grail of oatmeal raisin cookie recipes. She brought these on our camping trip last week and they were the most amazing oatmeal raisin… Continue reading The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the Face of the Earth

Desserts · Patriotic Recipes for Memorial Day and 4th of July · pies

Patriotic (Flag) Pie

I love making these flag pies because they are so beautiful and festive.  I’ll let you in on a little secret- they are way easier to make than they look. All you need are some star shaped cookie cutters.  I use about a 1″ one that I found at Michaels, and a few smaller star… Continue reading Patriotic (Flag) Pie

Desserts · pies

Bakewell Tart

If you’re an American, there’s a good chance that you’ve never tried, much less heard of, a Bakewell Tart.  I am fortunate that a big portion of my family is from England, so I’ve grown up on these amazing almond short bread pastries with raspberry filling and maraschino cherries on top.  Thank God, because they… Continue reading Bakewell Tart

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Chai Carrot Pie

Did you know that February is National Carrot Month? Neither did I, until I was asked to take part in an online “Carrot Party” with my fellow bakers and bloggers on Instagram. I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little, and instead of doing one of my tried and true carrot recipes,… Continue reading Chai Carrot Pie

Desserts · pies

Blueberry Pie

There is something so warm and comforting about homemade blueberry pie.  I love blueberries because even when they aren’t in season, they are readily available frozen and almost as good that way in baked goods. Usually I make a blueberry pie with a double crust, nice and thick, which is the recipe I’m sharing with… Continue reading Blueberry Pie