The Perfect Summer Dessert: French Almond Cake with Berries and Cream

 Right now, the farmers markets and roadside stands are brushing off their winter dust and settling in to offer us the best of the summer produce.  I love all of the beautiful fruits and veggies that summer has to offer, and one of the best parts of summer, for me, is when berry season is in full effect.  We haven’t made our annual trip to the strawberry patch yet, but when we do, I’ll be up to my ears in amazingly sweet, delicious berries.  I can’t wait!...more
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Gluten-free quinoa cookies. Healthy and barely sweet.

Aunt Alda's Cheesecake Recipe

I have a few of Aunt Alda's recipes and today I would like to share her cheesecake recipe..You can follow this as I have before with success or try it my way.. I decided this was a good time to try it with a different twist.  I will post the recipe as the original. :  Enjoy!  Happy Baking ...more

Ask A Scientist: Rock Hard Sugar

Question: Why does brown sugar harden when stored improperly while white sugar doesn’t?...more

White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my recent favorite flavor combos involving peanut butter is pretzels and white chocolate, and this cookie showcases the trifecta of awesome flavors perfectly. It takes a super simple peanut butter cookie that uses White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co. (but can totally be replaced with regular creamy PB if you want), a bit of brown sugar, and other cookie stuff. One pretzel is placed on top of the cookie prior to baking, and when their cool, they get a yummy coat of white chocolate on the bottom. These cookies are simply to die for!...more

"Watermelon" Cupcakes

I've been thinking about starting a blog for months now, but a couple of things have made me hesitate.1. Who in the world wants to read what I have to say?2. My motivation for even considering to write a blog about my kitchen exploits and experiments has been the inspiration I get from reading a number of well-written, funny, creative, and knowledgeable blogs. Which brings me back to point number one....more

Streamlining The Dutch

I’m just going to fast forward to the punchline of this story, it might save you some time....more

Cooking up a Storm, Dish by Dish

Hi fellow bloggers,I'm new to this community and just wanted to say hi.I'd also like your support on my growing cooking site, which chronicles my learnings in the kitchen and has a selected compilation of recipes that are easy to use and understand.Cooking up a Storm, Dish by dish ( and thanks for your support!Felicia...more

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Homemade Powdered Sugar in 3 Minutes

On this side of the pond, creative cooking rules the day. I find a sick delight in finding a recipe that is laced with things I can't find here and changing them up so that they are "China-friendly."  ...more