Orange Chiffon Cake

For our very last class in culinary school, we had Advanced Baking and Pastry.  So, you can only imagine my excitement, considering we were finishing up with the entire program with my favorite subject.  Well, this was one of the cakes that I had the opportunity to make in class.  The funniest part in making this cakeRead More

Mocha Petit Fours

In my own personal opinion, I’ll have to say that the combination of chocolate and coffee are two flavors that go together so incredibly well.  Even if this particular combination can keep you up half the night due to the amount of chocolate, caffeine and sugar, the taste is still incredibly delightful.  I also useRead More

Banana Cake

There’s a local bakery and sandwich shop here in my town that is absolutely amazing.  I took my daughter there one afternoon for lunch, and we got some sandwiches and cookies for dessert.  It was a cute little shop, and the owner seemed to know almost everyone that came in to get something to eat. Read More

Palmiers (French Pastry Cookies)

If you’re like me, you read the title of this recipe and said, “What?”  Palmiers (pronounced pall-me-yays) are French pastry cookies.  I had never seen them or even heard of them before our first baking class in culinary school, and had the chance to make these in class one night.  After class was over andRead More

Rocky Road Brownies

In my honest opinion, there’s no such thing as too many recipe books.  Well, at least that’s what I tell myself when trying to de-clutter and come up with one reason or another not to throw away one of my recipe books.  That being said, I couldn’t resist picking up another recipe book that had “cookingRead More

Red Velvet Cookies

When it comes to cookies, I’m always looking for something new and delicious.  The last cookie recipe that I threw together was the Oreo Chunk Cookies, soft sugar cookies packed with Oreo chunks and topped with Oreo crumbs.  Those were a big hit. Soon after the last cookies, I came across a recipe for red velvet cookies, andRead More

Peanut Butter Fudge

As I’ve mentioned before, my family is a bunch of peanut butter nuts.  A lot of times, the in-laws in our family either chuckle or roll their eyes when yet another peanut butter dish comes into the house, and this would be a good example. The first time I made this was several years ago,Read More

Oreo Chunk Cookies

Last week, I saw some Oreos in my cabinet while searching through my ingredients to see what else to make.  And since Oreos are so popular, why not throw chunks of them into a cookie just like we do with chocolate chips and nuts?  So, I got started. These are a lot like soft chocolateRead More