How to Bake Pie From Scratch: Rustic Blackberry and Lime Galette

Editor’s note: For those of you who may be too intimidated to make homemade pie, a galette is a first pie to bake from scratch. A galette is made from the same ingredients as pie, but without the pie pan or any fussy lattice tops, though you do still have to make the pie crust. But that’s easy, with a little help from Michelle of Hummingbird High, who shares a recipe for Blackberry and Lime Galette. Just follow along for her tips and tricks and soon you’ll master this rustic dessert too. --Jane ...more
These look great! Making some Sour Cherry ones tomorrowmore

Make Your Own Mixed-Berry Granola Bars

Editor’s note: My son begs for granola bars like they’re candy. He’s so adamant in his “need” for them that I feel guilty every time I unwrap one of the store-bought snacks. Lisa from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish makes these Mixed-Berry Granola Bars from scratch for her husband. They’re full of healthful ingredients and easy to make too! --Jane ...more

Kid-Approved Cinnamuffin: So Tasty They Won't Know It's Healthy

Editor’s note: Angelina baked this tempting cinnamuffin for her son, Max, who declared it “just like a Cinnabon!” We’re guessing Max didn’t realize that it’s made from wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, whole-wheat flour, and applesauce. A glaze made from powdered sugar and maple syrup sweetens it up and makes it pretty looking too. --Jane ...more

'Doctor Who' Birthday Cake Made by the Best Mom Ever

Editor’s note: I think Tina from Sugar Bean Baker just won the coolest mom award. She baked her son this utterly over-the-top "Doctor Who"-themed cake for his 16th birthday. The base is made from Rice Krispies treats and the decorative elements from marshmallow fondant. I sure hope Tina’s son knows he has the best mom ever. --Jane ...more
This is actually like the best thing ever, could you pretty please post more pictures of it so I ...more

Bunny Ear Cakes Perfect for the Easter Table

Editor’s note: How cute would these Lemon Curd-Filled Bunny Ear Cakes be on the Easter table? Paula from Half Baked based these spring-like treats on a recipe from Nigella Lawson for butterfly cakes. Pipe the delicate cakes full of vibrant lemon curd and you’ll have a dessert that tastes as good as it looks. --Jane ...more

Black Tea Cake for Two, Plus Honey Buttercream

Editor’s note: Kristin from Pastry Affair is an avowed lover of black tea. Her appreciation for the British-style brew inspired her to re-create it as a cake. Her Black Tea Cake with Honey Buttercream is made with a tea-infused cake batter flecked with bits of tea leaves. The crowning touch is delicate honey buttercream. --Jane ...more
This looks phenomenal! I've recently started getting into drinking more tea. My choice was black ...more

A Chai-Spiced Granola So Delicious You'll Be Eating It by the Handful

Editor’s note: Making homemade granola is one of those things that takes little effort and yields incredible results. Sarah from Baking Serendipity bakes up a Chai-Spiced Granola, with oats, cacao nibs, vanilla, maple syrup, and two kinds of nuts. But it’s the chai spices--ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg--that send it over the top. I’ll be eating this granola by the handful.--Jane ...more
oh gosh this sounds so goodmore

How to Make a Perfect White Cake That's Even Better Than the Bakery's

Editor’s note: Baking the perfect layer cake has always seemed daunting to me, so no matter how special the occasion, I usually just buy a cake from a bakery. Amanda from I Am Baker makes baking this Perfect White Cake seem almost effortless. I just may make it for my son's second birthday. --Jane ...more

Confessions of a Locavore: Baking With Imported Blackberries, So Easy, So Cheap

Editor’s note: Even the most ardent locavore occasionally backslides and buys imported produce. There are times when you just want blackberries, even during the darkest days of winter. This confession of buying out-of-season produce from Candy of Dessert by Candy cracks me up. She plopped two Mexican blackberries into Smitten Kitchen’s Double Coconut Muffins, and came up with a fabulous treat. --Jane ...more

Valentine’s Day Peekaboo Pound Cake

Editor’s note: How awesome would it be if your kids sliced open a pound cake to reveal a pink heart inside. Well, Amy from Very Culinary has figured out a way to do do just that. Even though this recipe is super-easy, Amy warns that it is a daylong project, so don’t wait until the last minute to make it. --Jane ...more
Love this! -Ymore