Archive for the 'baking' Category


Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Must be something in the air — two posts in four days. I can’t remember the last time I pulled that off. Maybe it’s that I’m making some really yummy stuff that I don’t have to feel guilty about. Or maybe I just miss blogging. Whatever it is, herewith, scones. But first, some background. Ben […]

I Can Still Bake!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Yes, it’s been months. Nine long months during which I didn’t post a thing on this blog, despite the fact that I have indeed been baking. Sheer laziness. I’ve been eating paleo/primal since the beginning of the year; the main difference from my old life is that there are no grains and no processed sugar. […]

Cookies the (Very) Old-Fashioned Way

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

So, some of you may have noticed a dearth of posts in the past couple of months. Also, some of you may know that Tim lost 90 pounds last year by following what’s called the primal way of eating. These things are not coincidental in any but the most literal sense. Although I lost 30 […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Translucent Maple Tuiles

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipes was Translucent Maple Tuiles, chosen for us by Clivia of Bubie’s Little Baker. I’ve been eyeing this recipe for as long as I’ve had Baking: From My Home to Yours, so I was very happy to have an excuse to bring cookies into our increasingly low-carb life. Most of […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Peanuttiest Blondies

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Oh, yes. I love Tuesdays With Dorie. This week’s recipe, chosen for us by Nicole of Bakeologie, is a modest little number, a peanut butter blondie with chocolate chips. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But they’re the crack of the cookie world. I don’t even like peanut butter cookies, so I wasn’t expecting much from this recipe. […]

French Fridays With Dorie: Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I’ve been part of the Tuesdays With Dorie group for two and a half years (!) now, and I’ve noticed something about Dorie’s recipes: They often call for rum. Every single time a recipe has called for rum, I’ve panicked, because I never have it — and because I’m always baking at the last minute […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Double Apple Bundt Cake

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I couldn’t pass this one up, despite the fact that we just got back from vacation (very late Saturday night) and that we don’t eat carbs anymore. I mean, apple cake? Double apple cake? No chance. So while I was at the grocery store Monday (yes, that’s yesterday) afternoon, I looked for apple butter. I […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Coffee-Break Muffins

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I really, really loved the batter for these. I always love batters and doughs, usually more than the finished product, but this was special. Really good. The muffins? Eh. Not so much. They were wonderful warm, but at room temperature they were kind of blah. (Which, oddly, is the opposite of what Dorie says in […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Oh, God. I love cookies, almost all of them. (Well, not those ones with candied fruit in the middle.) But I’ve never liked peanut butter cookies — they’re always dry and kind of pointless, in my experience. But these are fantastic. (Thank you once again, Dorie.) I made two batches, one straight and one with […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I don’t know why I wasn’t terribly fond of these: I love coffee, chocolate, and shortbread. The combination should have been fantastic. To be fair, I made them for my older son’s going-away party, and they had some competition. I also made Dorie’s World Peace cookies (with a combo of chocolate chips and mint chips […]

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