Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easter is a fun holiday that is all about candy and color. It’s also about a variety of religious traditions, but even those who don’t participate in the religious aspect of the holiday can appreciate the uniquely seasonal candies that are also Easter traditions, such as bright yellow Peeps marshmallow chicks and fondant-filled Cadbury creme eggs. These Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes combine these rich Easter eggs with luscious molten chocolate cake for a dessert that is a lot of fun to make and to eat! ...more

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they really are a winning combination no matter how you package them ....more

Do I Need a Crepe Pan to Make Crepes?

Crepe pans are relatively flat pans that have either no sides of very short, sloping sides to them. They are lovely to look at, with their specialized design, and the packaging will rave about how much easier a crepe-specific pan will make the crepe-making process. Sometimes, cooks even feel intimidated by the idea of making crepes because they feel that they might need a special pan just to get them right ....more

Trader Joe’s Classic Colomba di Pasqua, reviewed

Every holiday has its own food traditions associated with it. Sometimes, these food traditions might be unique to your own family. Other times, these traditions are enjoyed by a much larger group of people ....more

Baking Bites for Craftsy: An Easy Oven-Baked Fritatta

As the weather warms up for spring, I tend to do a lot more brunch entertaining. Egg dishes are always a good choice for brunch, whether you’re talking about a simple plate of scrambled eggs or a quiche. One of my favorite brunch egg dishes is an Oven Baked Fritatta and I’m sharing my recipe over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) ....more

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

I’ve always enjoyed deviled eggs, but I find that I’ve been eating them a lot more often than I used to. This is because deviled eggs – though never really out of “style” – are going through a bit of a renaissance and I’ve been seeing them on more and more menus over the last year. They’re great appetizers and it is easy to put your own flavor twist on the basic recipe ....more

Bites from other Blogs

Easter is a great holiday decorating baked goods because it is so colorful. Frosting and a Smile baked up some Easter Egg Éclairs that will dress up any Easter basket this holiday. The eclaires are made with a traditional choux paste that is piped into oblong egg shapes ....more

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking ....more

Ciao Biscotti

Biscotti just might be one of the best cookies that you can pair with a cup of tea or coffee. The twice-baked Italian favorites are perfect for dunking, as their crisp texture means they can soak up a bit of flavorful liquid without becoming too mushy or falling apart. If dipping the cookies isn’t your favorite way to enjoy them, you can simply enjoy their crunchy texture as-is ....more

Crepes Suzette

Thin, tender crepes are one of my favorite pancakes – though, admittedly, I like them all – because they are so versatile. The relatively plain batter can easily be made savory or sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for. When I want something simple, I just spread my favorite preserves onto freshly made crepes and roll them up ....more