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 […]...

{Cookbook Review} CakeSpy Tour de Sweet

  Cupcakes, unicorns, and rainbows. Today I’m excited to be part of CakeSpy’s Tour de Sweet blog tour! Cakespy is one of my favorite sweet blogs – the adorable graphics and quirky fun recipes definitely make it one of the most distinctive sites out there. I love Cuppie the cupcake – his smiling face and […]...

{Cookbook Review} I’m Back! With Apricot Lemon Hazelnut Bars

Hello all! I’m back from a 12 day Mediterranean cruise – Rome to Venice, with a bunch of Greek isles in between. I finally got to tick quite a few places off my travel wish list; I’m eager to share a recap with you in the next few weeks! But first, thanks for your patience […]...