Chocolate Mousse Methodology, Day Two

Thanks for the feedback on my mousse project! As I anticipate typing the word “mousse” about a hundred times in the next couple days, I am totally waiting for “mouse” to slip into one of these posts and elude both the spellcheck and my mousse-addled eyes. If only I could blame Autocorrect when that happens… […]...

Chocolate Mousse Methodology: Day One

Sometimes you find yourself in an inspiration drought. I know that seems practically impossible these days, when Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest means there’s all sorts of inspiration for the taking, all the time, but sometimes I find the reverse happening. When you’re surrounded by everyone else’s cool ideas, and it seems like everything original […]...

Looking for Sunshine: Apricot Crumb Coffee Cake

It’s been raining a lot over here. April showers have come early, or maybe they’re winter rains that lost their way. Normally I like rain, especially after a dry winter that made me think I’d forgotten the sound of rain on the roof. In typical be-careful-what-you-ask-for-fashion, I am totally re-familiarized with rain. I still like […]...

{Cookbook Review}: 2011 Holiday Baking Cookbooks

It’s that time again for one of my favorite posts of the year – the baking cookbook roundup! I’m guessing that everyone is in holiday shopping mode, so if you’re still looking for a gift for your favorite baker, or maybe for your own bookshelf, there’s a great selection of baking cookbooks looking for an […]...

{Cookbook Review} Cookie Time: Linzer Cookies and A Slew of Cookie Cookbooks

Happy December! Thanks to all who entered the Teacake Bake Shop giveaway. The winner of the cookie sampler, chosen at random, is: Reader #10, Amy! Congratulations and hope you enjoy! For everyone else, no need for sadness, as we are entering the prime cookie-baking season of the year. My fab friend Annelies just threw a […]...

{Chocolate Review}: Toffee Theory

image from Field Guide to Candy A few weeks back, I was invited to be a judge for TasteTV‘s Best Toffee in North America Competition. A whole boxful of toffees delivered to my door? Yes, please! Those of you who are curious about the difference between toffee, English toffees, and buttercrunch, feel free to see […]...