Thor's Mint Chocolate Baked Alaska

Thor’s Mint Chocolate Baked Alaska

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) baking series is trucking right along, even in the face of a minor setback.  This week’s post was originally supposed to be based on Iron Man 2, but I’ve decided to delay that recipe due to the seasonal availability of the fruit I plan to use.  To make up for it, I’ve jumped ahead to my one of my favorite superheroes: Thor!

Read More

Incredible Hulk Spiced Guava Creme Brulee

The Incredible Hulk’s Spiced Guava Crème Brûlée

Here’s part two of my Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) baking series, right on schedule!  Today, we’re taking on The Incredible Hulk.  My original plan involved cookies and pop rocks, but this one is both more obvious and more subtle: spiced guava crème brûlée.

Read More

Iron Man's Arc Reactor Pavlova

Iron Man’s Arc Reactor Pavlova

‘Tis the season of blockbuster movies, and I for one am getting back into the summer Marvel movie hype with gusto.  I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on opening weekend, and it reminded me of a challenge I’ve been talking about for awhile, but never gotten the motivation to start: baking my way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Read More

Lemon Juniper Bundt Cake

Lemon Juniper Bundt Cake

Hello, readers!  It’s been some time, hasn’t it?  Sorry to drop off the face of the Earth with no warning, but I’ve really needed some time to recharge lately (this is an ongoing thing, so posts may be sporadic for the near future).  However, I didn’t want to leave you hanging for Mother’s Day, so I humbly present this lemon juniper bundt cake for your consideration.

Read More

Cinnamon Pie

Cinnamon Pie

I don’t know what possessed me, but last week I decided to have another go at my white whale: cinnamon pie.  Those who have been reading for awhile might recall that I last attempted this one about a year ago (my past struggles with cinnamon pie are documented in this post).  While the result turned out well, I still had one hang-up: it was a tart, not a pie.

Read More

Pie Crust Tutorials

Turn Your Pies Into Works of Art with These Easy Floral Crust Tutorials

Happy Pi Day!  In honor of one of my favorite nerd holidays (and my two-year wedding anniversary), I’m wrangling together my three decorative pie crust tutorials in one post for easy access.

Read More

International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, there will be no recipe post today.  We’ll return to our regularly-schedule programming next week.  In the meantime, why not take some time to learn about cool ladies who know their stuff when it comes to food, like Julia Child or Nadiya Hussain?

Paul Hollywood's Cheddar and Chive Scones

Paul Hollywood’s Cheddar and Chive Scones

As I mentioned back in January, I’ve recently come into a new wealth of cookbooks written by the hosts of the Great British Bake Off thanks to my thoughtful in-laws.  I’m planning on trying and posting at least one recipe from each new book, and so far I’ve written about Mary Berry’s date and walnut sheet cake (there will probably end up being several recipes from each book, but one each is a good starting point, right?).  This week, I bring you Paul Hollywood’s cheddar and chive scones from Paul Hollywood’s British Baking.

Read More

Beer Pretzels and Cheese Dip

Beer Pretzels with Cheese Dip

It’s the final week of Comfort Food Month!  To end the month in a manner fitting with the spirit, I decided to bring you a treat that hits a few different comforts: soft beer pretzels and beer cheese dip.  We’ve got chewy bread, gooey cheese, salt and spices, and a hint of beer.  What more could you need?

Read More