Quick Breads

Gingerbread

December is here and that means it is finally socially acceptable for all things Christmas. Last Saturday afternoon we put up our tree while listening to Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa, and it was one of the most enjoyable afternoons I’ve had in awhile. To me, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of… Continue reading Gingerbread

Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Peach Raspberry Pie

We’re at the point in the summer where we’re getting ridiculous amounts of produce. And when I say produce I’m really talking about cucumbers and tomatoes. I am once again in awe at how many cucumbers a single plant can produce. Granted I’m not great at picking them daily, but every few days when I… Continue reading Peach Raspberry Pie

Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Banana Cream Pie

Hi, my name is Danielle, and I am a rusher. It is my worst habit. Even though I know I tend to underestimate the time it will take me to do things, I still try and squeeze in too much and end up rushing out the door to work. Every. Single. Day. I have yet… Continue reading Banana Cream Pie

Quick Breads

Honey Beer Bread

I hope everyone’s week is going well. I started out my Monday morning with jury duty. ¬†After driving nearly 30 miles to the county justice center, the defendant for the case I was assigned was a no-show. A warrant was put out for his arrest, and I was released after sitting in the waiting room… Continue reading Honey Beer Bread

Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up, we usually used the recipe on the back of the Toll House chocolate chips package to make chocolate chip cookies. It was always fantastic, and I didn’t stray from it until a couple years ago when I tried Cook’s Illustrated’s “perfect” chocolate chip cookies. I have to say, these are the most perfect… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yeast Breads

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough is my go-to if I’m picking up a loaf of bread at the store to have with dinner. It has been my bread of choice for years, and in my opinion, the sourer the better. After purchasing sourdough starter on a trip in Alaska a few years ago, I began experimenting with sourdough bread.… Continue reading Sourdough Bread

Bars and Brownies

Lemon Cream Crumb Bars

Happy Valentine’s day! This probably wasn’t the red and pink themed dessert you were expecting, but I didn’t end up trying anything new for Valentine’s this year. However, I am of course making Alejandro his blueberry muffins, and I did squeeze in a batch of red velvet cupcakes for a school bake sale. I made… Continue reading Lemon Cream Crumb Bars