Essential Baking Supplies for your Pantry

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While I was organizing the pantry, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite baking ingredients, those things that are essential for anyone who wants to bake to have on hand...

On Kitchen Disasters

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The eternal scroll of gorgeous photos on Pinterest makes it feel like everyone else in the world lives in this idealized Utopian home, where the cupboards are always organized, the vases always have fresh flowers, the craft projects are beautiful and..

Bite-Size Christmas Cookies

I love playing Bonko.  It’s such a good excuse to get out of the house and hang out with my girlfriends one night a month.  I have been in this particular group for over 11 years now, if that tells you anything. This year, I volunteered to ho..

Baking for One

I found this review for a fun cookbook called Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers.  Apparently there is a chocolate chip cookie recipe that takes 20 minutes and has a yield of just 8 cookies. I haven’t much use for a recipe that only makes..

Cookie Making Tips #2: Don’t Overmix

Over mixing is a common problem when making cookies, especially if you have a stand mixer. As a child, I always used a large bowl and a hand mixer, so over doing it was never a problem! Now, however, I have a great Kitchen Aid appliance, which makes ..