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!)…

I’ll Have a Blue(berry) Christmas Pie, Without You…

Recently the food blogosphere has been swarming with wacky pies created for a monthly event called You Want Pies With That? Each month has a different theme, and the challenge is to create an original pie that somehow plays on that theme. I hardly ever make pies for myself, since I’m more of a cake…

TWD: If You’re Gonna Be My Rice Pudding, It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or White

My excitement over this week’s TWD recipe could be summed up by the sound of crickets chirping. I actually like rice pudding, but…you know, when I feel like indulging in dessert, I don’t know that rice should be involved. Gobs of frosting and pounds of chocolate? Yes. A grain typically served as a side dish…

Luscious Lemon Cream Tartelettes

Okay, all right, I do have a citrus obsession. I didn’t even realize it until I started this blog, and found that every other dessert I posted was lemon this and orange-chocolate that. But can you blame me? There is something so divine about the pairing of tart citrus flavors in desserts; the citrus brings…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Kugelhopf

Kugelhopf: German for “Frustratinghopf” Oh, my friends. I realize that most of you do not know me in real life. I like to think that I present the best image of myself on this blog, and that you all think of me as a lovely, happy-go-lucky, cheerful person. My friends, this is a lie. The…

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