Category: Baking

  • Azuki Bean Brownies, No Flour, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Kidding

    Azuki Bean Brownies, No Flour, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Kidding

    Yes. Azuki beans in a brownie. No. They don’t taste like beans. They taste like dense, chocolatey, delicious brownies. Brownies! They don’t have flour in them. They don’t have eggs and they don’t have to have milk either. My kids are obsessed with them, especially the babies. I have already had twelve people taste them…

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  • River Cottage Handbook Book Review

    River Cottage Handbook Book Review

    Today’s post is by guest blogger Marisa Ingram. Have you ever fallen head-over-heels in love with a cookbook? I’ve had just that experience with Pam Corbin’s Cakes (River Cottage Handbook.) From the moment I cracked it open and landed on the recipe for “Cornish Fairings, a close cousin of the gingernut” it was love. It…

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  • Tu Bishvat Energy Bites

    Tu Bishvat Energy Bites

    Tu Bishvat is one of those holidays that just comes and goes. Sometimes I remember to celebrate and sometimes I don’t. This year, I wanted to make sure that I had the chance to tell my 4-year-old all about it. It is a new year celebration for the trees, which makes so much sense to…

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  • Crumble & Flake is now Open

    Crumble & Flake is now Open

    Just when you think Capitol Hill couldn’t get any more walkable (or charming to say the least), a new patisserie graces the neighborhood. Neil Robertson, Seattle’s famous Pastry Chef, formerly at Canlis and Mistral Kitchen opened Crumble & Flake yesterday. Tiny and modern, the magical pastry shop on the corner of Olive Way sweetened opening…

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  • Cupcake Camp Seattle is Here

    Cupcake Camp Seattle is Here

    Every year at about this time, there are loads and loads of cupcakes to be eaten. If you like the sweetness of a cupcake and being around lots of other cupcake lovers then you won’t want to miss this cupcake eating extravaganza. There are contests for all ages and levels. You can enter the professional…

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  • Cake VS Pie. Do you want to enter?

    And before I start. If you need pie lessons. Check out. Art of the Pie, a fabulous class. I got this email and thought that many of you would love the opportunity to bake. Here it is. Enter and let me know how it goes. Crust or Crumb? A Cake vs. Pie Rematch Call to…

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  • NY Times Chocolate Chip Recipe

    Have you heard of the New York Times best chocolate chip cookie recipe? Last night I was talking to a friend who said she hadn’t heard of it. I wasn’t going to share this experience until I realized that there were still some people missing out on the big secret. Have they found the secret…

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  • Easy, Quick Peach Cake

    This is such an easy cake. I make this when unexpected guests drop in. It literally takes just a few minutes to put together and the smell is so inviting. It’s one of those dry cakes that has just a touch of fruit. Peach mixture: 6-8 peaches 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 tablespoon of sugar…

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  • Bake Cookies in Your Car

    If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Better yet, get into your car.Actually the heat in the car is enough to bake cookies. Check out the article. Perfect for those men who are obsessed with their cars. Another excuse to spend your time drooling over your wheels.

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