Baking · Cooking

Advent Baking Week 2 – Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate (updated)

People.  If you don't bake any other cookie this year, bake THIS one from Two Peas & Their Pod (a favorite place of mine to hang out). I'm a bit at a loss for words to describe them.  They're puffy and moist and cakey and a little dense (but not heavy).  They're fragrant with orange zest. … Continue reading Advent Baking Week 2 – Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate (updated)

Baking · Recipes

Saturday Morning Baking – Blueberry Muffins

Muffins are a perfect food. They’re quick, easy to make, generally cheap. Except when they’re not. I get frustrated when they’re more like cupcakes. Using every bowl in your house? Multiple kitchen appliances? 11 individual steps? All kinds of strange and esoteric ingredients? Two hours of your life? Le Sigh. The muffin should be a… Continue reading Saturday Morning Baking – Blueberry Muffins

Baking · Food Holidays & Traditions

Happy Birthday to Her Grace, Anna, Duchess of Bedford

Why are we wishing her happy birthday?  And, isn't she, uh, deceased?We're celebrating because thanks to her, the world has Afternoon Tea.I love tea (afternoon or otherwise).  My favorite would have to be Darjeeling (just thinking about it makes me happy)My least favorite is a toss up between the green stuff (any of the green… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Her Grace, Anna, Duchess of Bedford

Baking · Cookies · Food Holidays & Traditions · Recipes

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!

I have tons of recipes for chocolate chip cookies, but because I love you all, I'm sharing my favorite recipe with you. These are eye-ball-rollingly-delicious. I almost always make a double batch (because it's actually as easy as making a single batch) and then freeze the balls of raw cookie dough. That way, you can… Continue reading Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!