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Holiday Baking Hacks

Holiday Baking Hacks

So it’s pretty crazy close to THE events of this season. You’re baking special gifts or hosting a get together. Your recipe calls for a chocolate you don’t have (or maybe didn’t know existed)…Or, you’re out of butter…Or, a loved one has declared vegan status…Or you don’t have the right baking pan. Here are more […]

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Baked Gifts Unique to You

Baked Gifts Unique to You

When you’re a foodie you love sharing something unique.  Here are a couple to surprise and delight! View how to make Gingerbread Cookie Butter and launch a new trend in spreads! Bread shaping beats ice sculpting by a thousand!  Smiling Santa Claus is just one edible holiday centerpiece option.  Shape tiny Winter Mittens for your […]

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1-2-3 Bake-to-Ship Gifts

1-2-3 Bake-to-Ship Gifts

When the lucky recipient of your baking means you’ll be SHIPPING, some baked goods are just MADE for this. Others, not so much. Not so great…buttery-rich shortbreads, cookies or crackers; cakes and Artisan lean (no fat, no sugar) breads.  These are likely to crumble, crush, stale or mold respectively. Ship-shape arrivals are more likely with […]

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Let the Test Kitchen Science Begin!

Let the Test Kitchen Science Begin!

Test out some egg substitution options provided by our new member, Chef Gemma Stafford, of Bigger Bolder Baking. State the PROBLEM: Your test kitchen is baking a cake for a friend’s event. Your friend is either allergic to eggs OR is serving a vegan and requires an egg-free cake. Plan the test kitchen control and variables. […]

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Gardens and Baking Unite

Gardens and Baking Unite

The soil is turned and warming up for planting. Those soft spring rains may bring tulips and daffodils, but it shouldn’t surprise you our thoughts turn to what we can BAKE with all that’s sprouting— both in the garden and the store.  The top three coming to mind include Asparagus Wrap fresh grilled or roasted […]

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Celebrate! Celebrate!

Celebrate! Celebrate!

This May we have layers of celebrations to prepare – from formal to informal. I can’t make all my own food to share, but here are three recipes I’m baking to personalize my gatherings. A friend has earned an “open house” graduation “come and go” reception. Make it easier to serve a crowd with fresh-baked Brown and Serve […]

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