Tag Archives: Baking

Neiman Marcus Cookies

You may remember a certain fictitious e-mail regarding Neiman Marcus cookies circulating through e-mail back in the mid 90s. Years ago, I made these cookies and they are delicious, I would like to make them again. But that’s not the point of this post. The point is that Neiman Marcus has a different cookie recipe […]

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

I had never made macaroons before. I had heard people talk about them before, but I hadn’t actually had a macaroon, so I had no inclination to make them myself. Well, the stars aligned and I just happened to have all of the ingredients in my house and needed a snack for our first small […]

Vanilla Bean Scones

I don’t frequent Starbucks very often. Mainly because it’s expensive and I can make coffee at home. Better coffee. But, it is a very good place to meet people for hanging out and chatting. That being said, I succumbed to their petite vanilla scones awhile back, mainly because: I was hungry, I like scones, they […]

best cocoa brownies

This is what happened to these brownies: They didn’t last an hour. Oh smitten kitchen, stop taunting me with all of your amazing recipes! This is starting to get a little stalker-ish if you ask me. Deb, please don’t put a restraining order on me. I couldn’t help myself on this one. You posted it […]

pastry blender tutorial

I got a request last week to do a little tutorial on using a pastry blender. This is the one I have if you were looking to buy one for yourself. A food processor is often used to replaced a pastry blender, but in my opinion, there is no substitute for a little elbow grease! […]

Dreamy Cranberry Cream Scones

I finally got a pastry blender for Christmas. I’ve been wanting one for awhile – I’ve been using two knives to try and cut cold butter into flour when making doughs . . . which doesn’t always work so well. The pastry blender? Easy. So I decided to try and make some scones. I’ve made […]

No-Knead Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns

Our church recently rallied together to cook a hot, holiday breakfast for the homeless. Since I couldn’t be out there in the cold with the babe, I decided I would make a bunch of hot, sticky buns for those that were going to take with them. I’m pretty fascinated with no-knead bread doughs and I […]