Essential Baking Supplies for your Pantry

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

cooking disasters

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 ..

Butter or Shortening, part 2: A Science Experiment

My daughter did this experiment for her science fair project, and I decided to steal her work and publish it on my blog. We recently had a chat about how the world is not fair, so I’m sure she will be fine with it! First, she made a batch of ch..

Cookie Making Tips #1: Butter or Shortening?

Should you use butter or shortening in your cookies? Here are some things to consider:..