Christmas Baking, Part 2

I like the Christmas candy recipes that I posted yesterday, but I LOVE these cookie recipes. I guess I’m more of a cookie girl at heart. Gingerbread Cookies This recipe is AMAZING. I’ve tried many different gingerbread recipes, and I invariably find ones that taste great but don’t hold their shape well, or hold their…

Christmas Baking, Part 1

No TWD for me this week…the house is already stuffed to the rafters with sugary sweets, and the thought of adding butterscotch pudding to the mix didn’t excite me at all. However, I did happen to make some things I think are even better than pudding: Christmas cookies and candy! I got medieval with the…

TWD: Buttery "Jam" Cookies

If you were to make a recipe titled Buttery Jam Cookies, what flavors would you expect to find? Butter, naturally. And also jam, correct? So why, then, did my Buttery “Jam” Cookies taste like…nothing? They’re kind of cute, right? I used chunky cherry preserves from TJ’s, and last time I checked, they tasted awesome and…

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear

…or rather, Fuzzy Wuzzy was a truffle. That’s right, to all the smarties who guessed that this gorgeous furry beast was moldy chocolate, you are right! You win…bragging rights. (Yay?) But this is not just any moldy chocolate, this is an overpriced truffle from Vosges. A month ago, Jason & I visited the Vosges boutique…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Christmas Sugar Cookies

After the fun of baking with my mom last week, it was a bit of a letdown to go back to solo baking. However, the fabulous sugar cookie recipe this week and the resulting cookies I scarfed went a long way toward consoling me. So, folks. Sugar cookies. Not too exciting, right? A basic component…

Tuesdays with Mommie: Linzer Sables

This week’s TWD recipe is very special. For the first. time. ever.in Cake or Death history, I had my mom baking with me! Or more accurately, I baked with her, since we were in her kitchen using her ingredients. (Thanks, Mom! Sorry for spilling that ganache on the floor. And for dirtying so many dishes…

Orange Rolls and The Bestest Salad Ever

Allow me to introduce you to orange rolls, my family’s traditional Thanksgiving roll. We had them every Thanksgiving, but I don’t recall ever having them at any other time of the year, so now I strongly associate them with Turkey day. Orange rolls and salad are the only Thanksgiving foods I actually enjoy (literally), so…

Thankful for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were a holiday tradition around my house, so imagine my surprise when, in my adulthood, I encountered those unfortunate souls who had never had a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie. (Some even went so far as to gag at the thought of pumpkin and chocolate combined, and to them I say: fools!)…

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