Mardi Gras King Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

It wouldn't be Mardi Gras without a King Cake or two ten!King cakes commemorate the Epiphany, a celebration of the Wise Men's discovery of baby Jesus. A small plastic baby is tucked inside the cake, bringing the finder good luck and the task of supplying the next cake. Believe me when I say there … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Bread

This recipe comes from my nephew who brought two loaves over with him for Christmas. He baked the bread himself and told me I should take pictures for my blog! How cute is that? One bite of the moist, dense bread and there was no doubt in my mind that it was worthy of a blog post. Packed full of … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Stollen

Easy Christmas Stollen

Stollen is a German sweet bread filled with dried fruit, nuts and sometimes marzipan. It's typically a yeast bread, but baking powder is used instead to make this quick and easy version from King Arthur Flour. … [Read more...]

Almond Apple Bread with Rum Raisin Cream Cheese

Picture yourself in a forest. In the middle of nowhere. In a clearing with tall trees all around and random rays of sunlight shining through. You're part of a small audience sitting before a large wooden table covered with all sorts of rustic looking tarts, breads and salads made with wild … [Read more...]

Popovers (Yorkshire Puddings) with Strawberry Butter

Popovers are tender, eggy, airy and slightly hollow on the inside with a crusty outside. In Britain they are known as Yorkshire Puddings and are typically made with beef fat and served with roasts. The batter is thin and simple, made of flour, eggs and milk. Because steam causes them to rise it … [Read more...]