Put on your stretchy pants. We’re making Cinnamon Rolls!
Where has May gone? Better yet, where has 2017 gone? We’re nearly half way through, and I feel like I just put away my Christmas lights. The fact that I put them away in February is besides the point.
To be fair, I know full well where May has gone. It has gone to watching The Great British Bake Off. After hearing about it for years, it finally landed on Netflix, and it’s just as glorious as I imagined.
I wanted to share these Cinnamon Rolls for a while now, but I was too enraptured by Mary Berry’s perfectly sculpted hair to do much else with my life. Now I’ve snapped out of my Bake Off comma, and I need to share these Sunday-morning-worthy Cinnamon Rolls with you.
Packed with tequila and puckery lime, these Margarita Cupcakes prove that margs aren’t just for drinking.
A long, long time ago, in March of 2015, I shared my Margarita Cupcakes. Also in March of 2015, I had a fondness for surrounding my pictures with giant black borders. Oh, and I took those pictures on my state of the art iPhone 4. Times they have a-changed. And because they have changed, I thought it was time for an update.
It’s a good thing a batch of this Almond Orange Biscotti makes a ton of cookies because you’re going to want to eat every single one.
If you’ve followed along for a while now (Hi, mom!), then you know that I have a deep love for dessert disguised as breakfast. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C.
Now I can add Almond Orange Biscotti as Exhibit D. It is just the right amount of sweet, is easy to take on the go and is heaven with coffee.
Chocoholic in need of a fix? This Chocolate Tart is here to help.
One of the first things I learned how to make in pastry school was a Chocolate Tart and for good reason. It’s simple, super delicious and a staple in any pastry shop worth it’s weight in butter.
Cut Out Sugar Cookies that taste even better than they look. Yes, it’s possible.
I use to really dread making Cut Out Sugar Cookies. They were always so much work for a cookie that didn’t taste all that amazing. I also don’t fancy myself all that artistic, so I would become really intimidated by the sugar cookie creations I would see online and think, I’m not worthy!!
It wasn’t until we were planning a baby shower for a friend at work that I thought, I should make cut out sugar cookies! I quickly reminded myself that I don’t like making cut out sugar cookies, but the eager baker in me would not take no for an answer.
Time for a classic. Soft Red Velvet Cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting just how you like it.
Did you know that when you move to Georgia, you are welcomed with a Red Velvet Cake? Okay, that’s not true, but it should be. Nonetheless, after living in Georgia for several years, I’ve eaten my fair share of red velvet cake.
Before we get into this recipe, I have a confession to make. I don’t know why red velvet is so popular. I hear you grasping for your pitchforks, but first, hear me out!
Cinnamon Swirl Bread is one of my favorites, and now you can make it at home.
I don’t know what it’s like at your grocery store, but at mine, there’s always a BOGO deal for Cinnamon Swirl Bread, and my BOGO loving heart can never resist it. Rather than continue to be a sucker at the store, I made it at home under the guidance of the all-knowing bread master, Peter Reinhart.
Breakfast toast will never be the same.
I made an Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake this past weekend. This is not a drill.
My inner fat kid is on full display here. I tweaked my M&M Cookie recipe, made it into a cookie cake and stuffed it with Oreos. I don’t know what I was thinking. That’s a lie. I was thinking, “Damn, I bet that would be amazing.” And it was. This Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake is 100% indulgence, but it’s worth every calorie.
After many weeks of procrastinating, I made my first bread, and after tasting this Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia, I don’t know why I waited so long.
Guys, I did it. I started the Great Bread Adventure of 2017. It took me a while 1) to read the beginning chapters of Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and 2) to gain the courage to actually start baking. If you’ve never done it, bread baking often takes a long time. I knew this Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia would take about a day to make, and I didn’t want to mess it up. Thanks to my fairy bread father, Peter Reinhart, it came out darn near perfect.
A Hot Chocolate Mug Cake is for when you really want something sweet but want to do as little work as possible to get it.
For the past two or three weeks, I have had a fast and furious love affair. It’s indulgent, commitment free and makes me incredibly happy. This affair is with mug cakes, specifically this Hot Chocolate Mug Cake.