Baked Sunday Mornings: Lemon Lime Bars

Sometimes the simplest recipes feel like a triumph. Lemon curd is one of those basic baking things that I just do not have a good handle on; like, sometimes it comes out fine, and other times it more closely resembles lemon soup. So I always hold my breath when making fruit curd, because I just never […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Cheesy Bastille Day Beer Bread

Vive la France! Have you ever celebrated Bastille Day? Better yet, have you celebrated it with cheese-and-beer-laced bread?? It’s my first time too, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a new tradition. I am a huge fan of savory baking and a strong advocate of things that combine cheese and beer, so this […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Whiskey Peach Upside-Down Cake

There are lots of peach-tastic things happening in my kitchen lately. The peaches at the farmers’ market are just perfect at the moment, and I find that I kinda daydream about them throughout the day. Well, I should say that they’re perfect for about 24 hours… and then they cross the line to moldy, mushy […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Malted Madeleines

“And soon, mechanically, dispirited after a dreary day with the prospect of a depressing morrow, I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Cheddar Corn Soufflé

In preparing for this Cheddar Corn Soufflé recipe, I was a little nervous–all those wives-tales about soufflés falling if you make too much noise or turn on the light or look at it the wrong way… Were they true?? The recipe is housed in the Cheese chapter of Baked Elements, and so far BAKED’s cheese […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Malted Milk Chocolate Pots de Crème

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been enjoying this holiday season and indulging in some delicious, sweet goodies! I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks and got home just in time for this Baked Sunday Mornings recipe. In truth, after a week in Israel and a few days in Paris, I am (*gasp*) sugared-out! […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Buttercream

Updated (again) photo from Christmas 2016 remake– update at the bottom! You know how athletes often learn to visualize a victorious race or a perfect routine? When I’m baking something new, especially something exciting and beautiful, I often have a mental image of what I want it to look like; it’s usually pretty, elegant, professional-looking, […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Buttermilk Pie

Pie dough and I have never really gotten along… until now. I have tried a number of pie crust recipes over the years, and they generally come out tough, soggy, flimsy, burnt, or otherwise unappealing. Oh, and my crusts almost always shrink (usually unevenly) in the pie dish. It ain’t pretty. In fact, I rarely make […]

Good News & Bad News: Baseball & a Hurricane Named Sandy

It’s been quite a wild week on both coasts! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been a faithful Giants fan since I was ten years old. The elation of winning the World Series in 2010 for the first time since the team moved to SF in 1958 was such an amazing […]