Our First Video (& Some Chocolate Chip Cookies)

So, you know how I feel about children in the kitchen. I strongly encourage it and I really think they can learn so much. Obviously, they learn about cooking or baking and they might learn a bit about the dish they’re making, but they also learn a lot about fractions when we double of halve… Continue reading Our First Video (& Some Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Classic Tiramisu and A Purple Birthday Cake

Last year, during my self-inflicted bake-a-pie-a-week challenge, I vowed to bake a cake a week in 2010. As soon as I did my friend Gill said she wanted to make Tiramisu! I loooooove Tiramisu, but I’ve never tried to make it before. She held out until March, then came over with all the ingredients and… Continue reading Classic Tiramisu and A Purple Birthday Cake

Play Doh, Blueberry Friands and Yam Chips

As you know, I have three wee ones underfoot, and besides pancakes, I’ve made more batches of play doh than anything else in the last 10 years. I just came across this recipe that sounded good, so I gave it a shot.   I really like the way it came together in the pot! It… Continue reading Play Doh, Blueberry Friands and Yam Chips

2010

The past few months have been a flurry of activity, and while I wouldn’t have it any other way, a few more hours in the day would be helpful. I made a really interesting cake this past weekend for a friend’s 30th and I have had a good start to Cake Year! First though, and… Continue reading 2010

Fall Baking Round Up (Halloween and Birthdays)

Making a different pie every week all year has lead to some pretty funny pies. I strive to rival Martha, and some days I do (hello Valentine’s Day, 2009!), but other days I end up making a chocolate crumb crust, lining the bottom with sliced apples and pouring chocolate pudding on top. Yup. Meet pie… Continue reading Fall Baking Round Up (Halloween and Birthdays)