Month: May 2019

Kids Baking Championship Seeking New Kids

Kids Baking Championship Seeking New Kids

Every so often I get a call or email from a network seeking kids for competition shows.  Currently, the Kids Baking Championship is looking for new contestants.  Kids Baking Championship is a fun baking competition show where kids compete in a series of baking challenges […]

Pear or Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Pear or Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Imagine sitting outside your favorite coffee shop reading a juicy novel and your hostess brings over a complimentary streusel coffee cake.  You bite into it and the flavors begin to dance on your tongue.  I often imagine this is what my guests feel like when […]

Crispy Pecan Cookies

Crispy Pecan Cookies

Growing up in the South I found myself on the floor at my aunt or grandmother’s house cracking, shelling and eating pecan nuts from a neighbor’s home.  Pecans were a delicious snack in my family.  My mother loved nuts of all kinds and I grew […]

Easy Peasy Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Easy Peasy Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

This past weekend was Cinco De Mayo.  I was hanging out with my son at his Spring Musical.  I overheard some of the parents talking about how they wish they could run around the corner to a local restaurant.  It got to me thinking about […]

To dip or not to dip?  Cookie Decorating Discussion

To dip or not to dip? Cookie Decorating Discussion

I’ve been doing cookies for about 4 years now.  I started as a classically trained pastry chef and moved into cake decorating because it allowed me more flexibility in my schedule to spend time with my then younger children.  I have blossomed in the cake […]

Don’t rush the process

Don’t rush the process

All morning I’ve been in my kitchen trying to tweak my go-to sugar cookie recipe to speed up the process.  Like, in real life it takes forever for this foolproof dough to be ready.  It has to sit in the fridge for 2 hours, then […]