Baked Sunday Mornings: Cinnamon Spritz Sandwich Cookies

Baked Sunday Mornings: Cinnamon Spritz Sandwich Cookies

Upon leafing through Baked Elements, this recipe for Cinnamon Spritz Sandwich Cookies in the Cinnamon chapter was not one that jumped out at me. I’ve never made “spritz” cookies before. I always think of a wine cooler-type beverage when I hear that word, but it does in fact also refer to cookies that are piped, rather than rolled or … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Easy Candy Bar Tart

Baked Sunday Mornings: Easy Candy Bar Tart

I daresay, there are relatively few problems that cannot be solved by the ever-pleasing combination of chocolate and caramel. (In the first world, anyway.) Whether celebrating a joyous occasion, lamenting heartbreak, seeking an afternoon pick-me-up, or simply craving that timeless sugary duo, it generally seems to serve the desired purpose. As a kid, I liked candy … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Banana Whoopie Pies

Baked Sunday Mornings: Banana Whoopie Pies

Sometimes life places opportunities in your path to help you see things from a different perspective or re-evaluate what’s important; this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings recipe for Banana Whoopie Pies (from the Banana chapter of Baked Elements) forced me to come to terms with a very jarring reality. I needed to face the cold, hard truth that I don’t … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Baked Sunday Mornings: Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

I *really* wanted these to be perfect. Upon learning that our Baked Sunday Mornings baking schedule was being accelerated ahead of the release of BAKED‘s fourth book, Baked Occasions in October (pre-order it– go now), I was delighted to see that the recipe for Turtle Thumbprint Cookies from the Caramel chapter of Baked Elements was added in for this weekend! I … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Cake

Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Cake

Yeahhh… bananas are really not my thing. They creep me out with their mushy texture and their stinky banana stink and their brown spots and their slimy peels… I waxed poetic about my disdain towards bananas when Baked Sunday Mornings made Bananas Foster Fritters last year… but OHMYGODILOVEDTHEM. I slowly came to realize that although I … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Lemon & Black Pepper Quiche

Baked Sunday Mornings: Lemon & Black Pepper Quiche

Quiche… Really?? I’ve always thought of quick as something relegated to bridal showers or tea parties or other prim occasions. But I’m here to tell you that IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS, people! This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings recipe for Lemon & Black Pepper Quiche from the Cheese chapter of Baked Elements was quite a revelation. Cheesy, eggy, rustic, … Continue reading

Love & Chocolate Always Win: Boston(Strong) Cream Cupcakes

Love & Chocolate Always Win: Boston(Strong) Cream Cupcakes

BostonStrong: the mantra adopted immediately by the city after the horrific bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing 4 people and injuring 264. I had no words… I spent 3 semesters in college at Boston University and fell madly in love with this spirited, proud, quirky, historic, beautiful, and downright charming city. (The use of ‘wicked’ … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

Alright, alright… I’m coming to terms with the need to re-evaluate my ambivalence towards the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve baked a number of chocolate/PB items for Baked Sunday Mornings, and I keep saying, “chocolate and peanut butter is not my favorite, but this is pretty damn good…” While it won’t by my actual favorite (over, … Continue reading

Toasty Twisted Triangles: S’mores Hamantashen

Toasty Twisted Triangles: S’mores Hamantashen

I’ve been wanting to make Hamantashen, the traditional cookie for the Jewish holiday of Purim, for YEARS, but I had never actually taken the steps to make them. I grew up with my mom’s apricot-filled delights every single year, a treat I always looked forward to. Perhaps I was afraid that mine wouldn’t live up … Continue reading

Bake for the Gold: Olympic Rings Cupcakes

Bake for the Gold: Olympic Rings Cupcakes

If you’re anything like me, you are watching the Winter Olympics every night with baited breath. (Or maybe you’re not quite as nerdy as me, but keep reading anyway.) Every time I watch, it makes me want to pull on my ice skates, jump onto my snowboard, or take up skiing… none of which I … Continue reading