Basic Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough

Dressed up as a Mushroom, Sage, Fontina, and Parmesan Pizza. The search for a great pizza dough recipe is very similar to the one I just discussed regarding the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe....

Eclairs and Cream Puffs

Eclairs and Cream Puffs

You may notice that my post does not have a “TWD” header on it as you have come to find on most Tuesdays here at Sugar & Spice. Sadly, I have taken a break...

Pesto Pasta & Chicken

Pesto Pasta & Chicken

What a fabulous meal! This was my first time making homemade pesto and the smell of it brought me back to my childhood and images of my grandfather tending to his garden. This was...

Fresh Strawberry Tart

Fresh Strawberry Tart

This week’s selection came from Marie at A Year in Oak Cottage, and it was a perfect pick to top off four days of 90-degree plus weather. Nothing screams summer quite like strawberries! This...

French Chocolate Brownies

French Chocolate Brownies

*Note to self: Let brownies cool before taking pictures, they would look less messy! Wow. Just wow. With all due respect to Ina’s Outrageous Brownies, these French Chocolate Brownies have trumped and become my...

Herbed-Baked Eggs

Herbed-Baked Eggs

Yes, yes, I have joined yet another baking group. This one, Barefoot Bloggers, was started by Tara of Smells Like Home, and is devoted to cooking/baking Ina Garten recipes twice a month. I was...

Instant Pancake Mix for Buttermilk Pancakes

Instant Pancake Mix for Buttermilk Pancakes

My search for the perfect from-scratch pancake has eluded me for some time. Some of the recipes have been way too loaded with butter, and others have resulted in curdled butter when mixing together...

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

My search for the perfect from-scratch pancake has eluded me for some time. Some of the recipes have been way too loaded with butter, and others have resulted in curdled butter when mixing together...

Lighter Chicken Parmesan

Lighter Chicken Parmesan

Not too long ago, after I fell in love with Cook’s Illustrated magazine, I began recording the America’s Test Kitchen show on PBS. I have really enjoyed watching many of the recipes being made,...

Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

I love hummus and I try to keep a batch of it in the fridge so I can snack on it during the week with vegetables. I keep meaning to buy some pita bread...