Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy, comforting, and full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser. 

Chewy, comforting, and chalk full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser.

Through some dark magic of the internet, my recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies disappeared. A world without my chewy, brown sugar filled, nostalgia inducing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is not a world I want to live in, so I’m reposting the recipe! Wow, I can be dramatic…

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Classic Pound Cake

Is there anything as simple and delicious as a slice of Classic Pound Cake? No there is not! This recipe is so easy, and the results are a decadent, soft cake that everyone will want seconds of! 

Classic Pound Cake

I’m know I’m on sort of a bundt cake kick, but I don’t hate it! Much like my Marble Bundt Cake, this Classic Pound Cake does not disappoint!  It’s decadent, tender, and will become one of your go-to cake recipes.

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My New Year’s Baking Resolutions

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, where family fights were few and eggnog was aplenty.

With each new year comes new resolutions. My usual resolution (like everyone) is to lose weight. But let’s be real, that never pans out, because have you tasted food? It’s delicious. I thought this year I’d choose something a little more realistic.

Here are my baking resolutions for 2016.  

Baking Resolutions: Sifting Through Life

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Raspberry Filling

If a dessert has raspberries in it, then I will be ordering and inhaling it. It’s my flavor trump card. I love their vibrant color, tart taste, and ability to make me feel healthy while eating dessert. So when a friend requested a cake with raspberry filling, it gave me an excuse to create a new recipe with one of my favorite ingredients. 

raspberry filling

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Italian Buttercream

This is really the first of a three part post, which will culminate in a delicious white cake with raspberry filling—swoon— but today, we’re talking buttercream.

Italian Buttercream

Pastry Nerd Alert! There are six kinds of buttercreams in the pastry world. If you really want to nerd out, Nila at TheToughCookie.com has an excellent series, “Battle of the Buttercreams,” where she examines each buttercream for everything from sugar content to color. Today, however, I’m only delving into the Italian variety. Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Bread

Pumpkin Beer BreadMy front porch is perpetually covered in crunchy leaves, and my scarf collection is in full rotation. It’s finally starting to feel like fall in the south, and I can finally whip out my pumpkin recipes!

I love a good pumpkin spice latte as much as the next person—I’m three deep this October—but each fall I look forward to a different pumpkin spiked beverage: pumpkin beer.  Continue reading

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate lovers and easy recipe makers unite! These Chocolate Truffles are for you. Chocolate Truffles

I first learned how to make chocolate truffles in pastry school on the first day of chocolate class. Almost every pastry student at my school dreaded chocolate class.

Some students described it as the gauntlet of desserts. Others described it as the opposite of Disney World. Okay, I may be embellishing, but this class was no joke. Continue reading