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Crunchy Peanut Butter and Sun-Dried Strawberry Cookies

June 13, 2013
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One of the most common questions that I receive after telling someone the name of my blog is, “Oh, do you only do peanut butter recipes?” Makes perfect sense, right? So then I tend to go into this whole explanation starting way back in 2007, when I was still trying to figure out what a.. read more →

May the Frosting Be With You — Star Wars Cake and the Jedi Master of Chocolate Cakes

June 11, 2013
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A funny thing happened on my way to relocating my blog from Typepad to WordPress:  I found a few old posts that I had started, but never finished.  They were just hanging out in the blogosphere black hole, waiting for someone to care.  Upon finding them, I felt like a deadbeat blogger.  Sorry, guys. So.. read more →

Brown Butter Cashew Blondies with Salted Butterscotch Ganache

June 6, 2013
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I’m sitting at McCarran Airport, waiting for my Southwest flight to Austin for the BlogHer Food ’13 conference.  It will be my first time attending this annual event, so I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves (in a first day at a new school sort of way.)  Although I have been blogging for quite.. read more →

Rosemary, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Focaccia

June 3, 2013
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Today is one of those days when I wish you all lived next door or across the street.   I mean, I would always welcome you as neighbors–you might even already be my neighbor.  I wouldn’t know, because in Las Vegas it seems like nobody knows their neighbors, at least not by name.  Our neighbors.. read more →

Almond Joy Hand Pies

May 31, 2013
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AND…….I’m back.  It’s been a few months (or six, but who’s counting?), so here’s a quick laundry list of what’s been keeping me away from my beloved baking blog: Get cookbook #1, 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes, edited and published:  CHECK (You can see the book sitting comfortably over there on the sidebar–shameless self plug #1.).. read more →