Baked Sunday Mornings: Aunt Sassy Cake

Updated photo from Spring 2013 remake– update at the bottom! Pistachios are such curious little nuts. I don’t think I’ve ever really examined them before– I generally just crack them open and pop ’em in my mouth without a whole lot of thought. For this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings assignment, I got up close and personal […]

Tastes Like Luck: Chocolate Shamrock Sandwich Cookies

Got luck? I love shamrocks. They make me happy– any time of year, really. The symbol of the shamrock is of course associated with Ireland today, and has come to be synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. The word comes from the Irish-Gaelic seamróg, meaning “little clover”. Legend has it that St. Patrick used this 3-leaf […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Malted Milk Sandwich Cookies

These cookies almost didn’t get made. Again. Not because I don’t like them or because I didn’t want to or because I didn’t have time… They almost didn’t happen because, well, the dough is SO DAMN GOOD that I was tempted to forgo that whole “baking” part and just eat the dough on its own… […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Vanilla Bean & Chocolate Budino

I love me some Italian food, like most sane, interesting people who have a soul. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about pasta, pizza, and many other aspects of this succulent cuisine, but I admit that when I first looked at the title of this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings recipe for Vanilla Bean & Chocolate Budino, […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Foster Fritters

A few words to express how I feel about bananas: I would not eat them at the table I would not eat them with an organic label I would not toss them into oatmeal I would not buy a 2-for-1 deal I would not munch them with granola I would not chase them with a […]