Rustic Plum & Cardamom Polenta Cake

Never admit mistakes in the kitchen. That was Julia Child’s policy. The famous chef was known for making a few errors herself, but she never apologized. She simply found ways around the various hiccups. During one such mishap on television, Julia failed to flip her potatoes at the right time and they promptly apart. Instead […]

Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Happy Thanksgiving! Or maybe I should first start off by saying “Hello, again!” This year, I am thankful the little things: the support of family, the love of friends, the comfort of home, and the ability to bake again! Yes, I know, that last one is definitely simplistic. Let me explain. This past August, I […]

Bourbon Nectarine Roulade

This summer, my family and I have been following the show, “The American Baking Competition” on CBS. Unlike the majority of culinary shows on television, this program features contestants who are not expertly trained. They are neither Cordon Bleu graduates nor are they world-renowned chefs. In fact, not one competitor has a job within food […]

Rhubarb Almond Polenta Cake

The world of baking is a lot like the world of books– there are so many options available that it is impossible to try absolutely everything in one lifetime. But with such a rich selection at your hands, it would be shame to not even try. Like the comfort of one’s favorite book, there are […]

Peppermint Bark Cupcakes

The holidays are finally here and 2012 is quickly coming to a close. Are you as amazed as I? As I get older, time seems to be getting perpetually faster. This past year has traveled at warp speed, and it’s incredible to look back on all that has occurred over the past twelve months. We’ve […]