Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category

Creme De Menthe Chunk Cookies

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I found the original recipe for these awesome cookies on the back of a bag of Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips. I only made a couple small modifications: using light brown sugar instead of dark, and putting in a bit more vanilla, as I like it and my ...

Irish Soda Bread

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

This is a traditional Irish quick bread. It's leavened with baking powder and baking soda, so it comes together quickly. It made a lovely side to the corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage. I made mine with half whole wheat flour this year, not out of any desire ...

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

These little treats are great for training and dogs just seem to adore them. Emma certainly does! This is based off of this recipe from Allrecipes, following some modifications in the comments and adding my own. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pup Treats Makes about 300 small treats 2 ½ cups flour 2 eggs 1 ...

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

This deliciousness was from a box mix I got at Target. I've got to figure out how to replicate it! :-P It's snowing outside right now and we're cozy inside, until Emma rings the bell to ask to go out again, anyway :-) Merry ...

Rich Rolled Sugar Cookies

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

This is a recipe from The Joy of Cooking with minor modifications. It's a classic sugar cookie recipe. The holidays just wouldn't be the same without a batch of these. They keep their shape quite well and are very tender and tasty. As with any rolled ...

Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Friday, November 28th, 2008

This was an experiment - I took the standard Libby pumpkin pie recipe, stirred melted chocolate into half the filling, and made a marbled chocolate pumpkin pie. The chocolate was a bit intense with the first bite, but this was a nice change from regular pumpkin pie. Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin ...

Buttermilk Yeast Rolls

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

These were made with a recipe from Gourmet magazine, December 2004, via Epicurious. I ended up adding quite a bit more flour to make the dough workable, but they turned out very light and nice. Next time I will add a bit of salt as many reviewers recommended. Nutritional ...

Oatmeal Cake

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

This wonderful oatmeal cake is from a recipe that I found on Lori's "My Wooden Spoon", a fun blog filled with good food. Go check out the recipe there :-) I baked it in a 9" x 11" pyrex baking pan rather than a 8" x 11" casserole, and it ...

Buttermilk Cornbread

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

This is a slightly sweet and tangy cornbread that goes equally well with chili or with some honey for dessert. I regularly make this with either powdered buttermilk and water or with plain yogurt, so don't skip over this recipe just because you don't have buttermilk on hand. Buttermilk Cornbread Makes ...

Turtle Cake

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This is a rich dessert incorporating the taste of a turtle into a cake. It's been making the rounds in the blogosphere, and I was recently reminded of it in an email. Turtle Cake Serves 16 Cake 1 German Chocolate Cake Mix (just the mix) 1/3 cup evaporated milk 3/4 cup melted butter Middle Layer 1 cup ...