I am sharing my recipes that my family and friends have enjoyed for years.

Other, Recipes

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce is delicious on scones, muffins, cookies, and my favorite, ice cream.  Here is my recipe which is easy to make.  The secret to making caramel sauce is not stirring the boiling syrup until after you add the cream. Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS: SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup […]

Cookies, Recipes

Salted Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Since I was a little girl, one of my favorite treats at the Washington State Fair are Caramel Apples, which inspired me to make Salted Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies. Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS: SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 teaspoon kosher salt COOKIES 3/4 […]

Muffins, Recipes

Banana Nutella Swirl Muffins

I have been making Banana Muffins for years.  Many years ago, on a trip to Italy with my family, my sister introduced me to Nutella.  I have been a fan ever since.  One day while making my Banana Muffins I thought, “why don’t I add Nutella to my muffins?”.  I have been swirling Nutella in […]

Recipes, Scones

Pepperoni Pizza Roses Savory Scones

Pepperoni Pizza Roses Savory Scones  are great for an afternoon snack, light lunch, or brunch, or just a fun way to have pepperoni pizza. Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS: DOUGH 8 tablespoons butter 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon […]

Breads, Recipes

Irish Soda Bread

One tradition Rick and I have on St. Patrick’s Day is Corned Beef and Cabbage with Irish Soda Bread.  Here is a delicious recipe for Irish Soda Bread, which can be served plain, or with butter and your favorite jam. Let’s BAKE! (this recipe was revised in 2022) INGREDIENTS12 tablespoons butter, chilled (174 grams)1/4 cup […]

Macarons, Recipes

Shamrock Macarons with Minty-Green Buttercream

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these delicious Shamrock Macarons with a Minty-Green Buttercream. Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS: MACARON 150 grams powdered sugar 124 grams almond flour 100 grams egg whites, room temp (about 3) 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 66 grams castor sugar (ultra fine). about 1/4 cup MINTY GREEN BUTTERCREAM 1/2 cup butter, room temperature […]

Recipes, Scones

King Cake Scones with Bourbon-Vanilla Icing

King Cake Scones are a delicious twist on one of Mardi Gras traditions, the King Cake, with the lavender, green and yellow sanding sugar on the inside and bourbon in the icing.  I’ve also added candied pecans in the filling, and toasted pecans sprinkled on top. Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS: 8 tablespoons butterCANDIED PECANS2 tablespoons unsalted […]

Recipes, Scones

Maple Bacon Scone Rolls

Growing up I loved maple bars, and now you can get maple bars with bacon on top, which inspired me to create my Maple Bacon Scone Rolls.  These scones are tender and delicious, with maple and bacon throughout the entire scone. NOTE:  Use real maple syrup for this recipe Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS 7 slices bacon, […]

Macarons, Recipes

Heart-Shaped Raspberry Macarons

Valentine’s day is coming up and my husband loves raspberries and dark chocolate.  So I am making him Heart-shaped Raspberry Macarons, and sharing the recipe with you.  With macarons, it is important to weigh your ingredients. Let’s BAKE! INGREDIENTS: COOKIES150 grams powdered sugar124 grams almond flour2 teaspoons freeze-dried raspberry powder (see note below)100 grams egg […]

Cookies, Recipes

Family Favorite Snickerdoodles

  I have been making these Snickerdoodles since I was a teenager, and they are my family’s favorite cookie.  This is the favorite cookie for college care packages, Christmas cookies,  summer camp care packages, or just because my family wants some cookies.  These cookies are soft and chewy, with a nice cinnamon flavor. Makes 36 cookies. […]