The Daring Bakers: Lavash Crackers With Two Types of Hummus

I think it’s fair to say that this month’s Daring Bakers challenge had me a little kerfluffled. The challenge was to make a vegan (and, optionally, gluten-free) flatbread called lavash, and a dip of our own choosing. Lots of people were psyched about it, but I was decidedly more…meh. Let’s run down the evidence: I’m…

Black and White Angel Food Cupcakes

I was completely torn when I found out that cupcakes were this month’s Sugar High Friday theme. I love Sugar High Friday! And I really, really love cupcakes. But I’ve been feeling a little…squishier around the middle lately, and I’m sure it’s due to all of the baked goods lying around, and my accompanying lack…

Tuesdays with Elizabeth: Soft Granola Bars

Hi folks! I’m taking a pass on this week’s Tuesday with Dorie (dimpled plum cake) because I’ve been out of town the past few days. Actually, I’m still away, but thanks to the magic of the internets (and good old-fashioned voodoo), I can still keep my Tuesday rendezvous with you all. So what’s so important…

Snickerdoodles of Lust

I have a shameful confession: I have been watching the new 90210 show. This is especially embarrassing because not only is it lowest-common-denominator teenybopper trash, but it’s not even well done trash. Whereas some teen shows can be defended because they provide an endless stream of over-the-top soapy action and questionably awesome fashion, 90210 is dead dull….

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Chunkers

Chipsters, Chunkers, Grabbers…we Doritos continue our obsession with twee-ly named cookies this week. “Chocolate Chunkers” have a rich, fudgy cookie base with lots of melted chocolate (unsweetened and bittersweet) AND cocoa in the batter, which is then loaded with chunks of bittersweet and white chocolate, chopped nuts, and dried fruit.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

Picasso had his blue period. Woody Allen had his Scarlett Johansson period. And we Tuesdays with Dorie bakers, we are in the midst of our great Cookie Period. Last week we did Chunkariffic Peanutty Buttery Oatey Chocolatey Cookie-y Chubbers (or whatever they were called) and this week we have Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. No boring…

Lemon Tea Cake

I am in love with citrus desserts. My obsession usually takes the form of chocolate-orange concoctions, but I have been known to binge on lemon treats now and again. So when I saw this drool-worthy recipe for Lemon Tea Cake on Sugarchef’s blog, it immediately moved to the top of my Must-Bake List.This bread has…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Oatmeal-Peanut-Chocolate Cookies

I passed on last week’s TWD recipe because I was all alone in the house and couldn’t justify making a big ice cream-ganache cake with only my lonesome to eat it, and my miserly self couldn’t justify using almost a dozen eggs and pounds of chocolate, only to gift the whole thing to friends. There…

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