Strawberry Mirror Cake

I joined the Daring Bakers in September 2007 with my inaugural recipe being Cinnamon Rolls & Sticky Buns, but prior to my joining, the group had already made 10 fabulous, daring recipes. It is...

Beef Wellington

I know, I know,  I said that this blog didn’t have “fancy” recipes, but consider this one of my exceptions. I was first introduced to Beef Wellington when I went to Fleming’s Steakhouse a...

American Sandwich Bread

Otherwise known as, white bread. I know, you’re probably wondering to yourself, isn’t this the umpteenth “classic white bread” recipe this chick has posted? Well yes, admittedly, I think this is now the third...

Pasta Fagioli

Well, after not really getting sick for two years, I’ve been hit with a whopper of a cold, in the middle of a July heat and humidity wave, no less. Regardless of the heat,...

Hearty Whole Wheat Bread

The journey to a great loaf of whole wheat bread took a bit longer than I had originally anticipated. After having great success with classic white bread and bagels from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread...

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

This installment of the Barefoot Bloggers comes courtesy of Sabrina and Alexander of Cooking with the Kids, who have chose Ina’s Jalepeño Cheddar Cornbread, which is featured in the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook....

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Everyone seems to go crazy for blueberries and strawberries around the 4th of July holiday, so it seemed like the perfect weekend to whip up a blueberry pie with one of my favorite people,...

Classic White Bread

Classic White Bread

After having owned Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice for over four months now, I finally got around to cracking it open and breaking it in with a classic recipe for white sandwich bread....

Wedding Shower Cake

Wedding Shower Cake

I made this cake for the wedding shower of one of my sister’s best friends. The bride’s colors are sage green and silver and her invitation “theme” was circles and squares. I tried to...

Danish Braid

Danish Braid

I did a little dance of joy when I saw what the June challenge would be for Daring Bakers. I have been wanting to make a homemade danish (or really any pastry) for quite...