Based on Shannon Auton’s Blueberry Brioche from Saveur Magazine The past few weeks, I have been watching Chopped Alton Brown’s Maniacal Baskets and Good Eats with Alton Brown and was inspired to try making some bread. On one episode of Good Eats – Fry Bread, Fry, Alton made two types of flat bread – Scallion …

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Summer is almost here, so last week I thought I would bake something seasonal and light. I cut out this recipe for a Rustic Raspberry Tart with Irish Butter Crust from either Saveur or Epicurious Magazine. I admit, I sometimes struggle with pie crusts, but this one is very easy, with the exception of trying …

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Based on Jean Anderson’s Almond-Orange Icebox Cookies Happy New Year everyone! After baking six different types of cookies along with a couple of cakes for Christmas, I decided to take a little break from baking, to work off those added holiday pounds. Although now another holiday is upon us…St. Patrick’s Day. Growing up, we never …

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Based on “Rum Raisin Bread Pudding” by The Neelys on Down Home with the Neelys Initially, I was averse to ever trying Bread Pudding of any kind. All my friends will attest to the fact that I am one of the pickiest eaters! I don’t like anything soggy, so I eat my cereal dry and …

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Based on recipe originally published in Mader’s German Cooking and Baking I’m back. I took a small break from baking during this quarantine. One of the only things I miss about having to go to work, is being able to take in most of my baking, so I don’t pack on the pounds having to …

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Based on recipes from The Czechoslovak Cookbook by Joza Břízová There are so many versions of this cookie or pastry, because it can actually be both. Growing up, my mother had two versions, one that was like a thumbprint cookie and was crumbly, while the other version was rolled out and tasted more like dough …

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Originally published in The Collector’s Cookbook Woman’s Day December 1976 During my isolation, I have been baking for myself, but recently I was finally able to bake something for a friend of mine. Whenever I ask her what she would like me to bring into work, “Chocolate, anything chocolate,” are the first words out of …

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