Dutch Coffee Buns

Dutch Coffee Buns

Dutch coffee buns are yeast rolls traditionally topped with a jam glaze and filled with custard and raisins. Always one to buck tradition and in an effort to use up my leftover holiday baking supplies, I filled mine with almond paste, dried cranberries and then topped them off with a tart cherry jam … [Read more...]

Homemade Almond Paste

Homemade Almond Paste

Making almond paste at home is easy, economical and especially useful when you need it in a pinch. Being I'm a spur-of-the-moment, somewhat impulsive baker the ability to crank out my own batch of almond paste really comes in handy. It's not one of those things I routinely stock my pantry with … [Read more...]

Louisiana Crunch Cake

Louisiana Crunch Cake

Louisiana Crunch Cake is an Entenmann's knock-off, a copycat recipe from one of my favorite cakes growing up. You know, the cakes with their own display case at the end of the supermarket aisle?! … [Read more...]

Chopped Pear and Spinach Salad

Chopped Pear and Spinach Salad

There's something about a chopped salad I adore. A salad cut into a million little pieces so just about every single bite includes the sum of its parts. For that perfect bite. Best when there's a mix of sweet, savory and salty flavors as well as soft, crunchy and chewy textures. This chopped … [Read more...]

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing...what if I need it to bake and there isn't any!? You see my … [Read more...]