Tag Archives: dessert

Mourn Pushing Daisies with pie

Oh “Pushing Daisies,” how I will miss your whimsical set, your quirky characters, your clever dialogue…. your homeopathic mood-enhanced fruit pies with Grueyere baked into the crust.
Wait. Stop. Strike that last item. I won’t miss those pies; not now that I’ve figured out how to cook up my very own Gruyere-crusted pear-apple pie (no additional [...]

The secret step to really great cookies

There’s a great story on NYTimes.com about one of my all-time favorite foods: chocolate chip cookies.
Perfection? Hint: It’s Warm and Has a Secret
By David Leite
Published: July 9, 2008

TOO bad sainthood is not generally conferred on bakers, for there is one who is a possible candidate for canonization. She fulfills most of the requirements: (1) She’s [...]

A sweet send off: Two cupcake recipes

I decided to send my oven off on a sweet note by spending Sunday morning experimenting with cupcake recipes I found on other food blogs.
First, Billy’s Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes from “The Cupcake Queen” at 52 Cupcakes, because I. Love. Vanilla.
Second, a slightly modified version of Bailey’s Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Baking Bites, because Bailey’s [...]