Archive for the tag 'Bakery'

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

I know, another cinnamon roll recipe.  Whatever.  It’s been 8 months since I’ve indulged.  Back then, I thought that  I had found the perfect cinnamon roll.  I was wrong.  Not terribly wrong since I can still get excited about the other recipe.  But these are different.  So you be the judge. Spreading cream cheese into [...]

Pistachio Financiers

Have you missed me?  I’ve been otherwise occupied with a trip to Asia and a move.  We’ve sold our home and are downsizing.  Lots going on.  But let’s get to something good. First stop in Paris is always Ladurée – for the macarons, of course.  But they have something else that I always buy for [...]

Easy Sticky Buns

I like to play with yeast.  It’s magical and it tests my patience.  Patience is something that doesn’t come all that easy to me at times.   So yeast has its specific place within my biorythmic cycles. But I digress into the depths of psychobabble and pseudoscience.  Stick with me here. Somtimes you need quick and easy without [...]

Almond Macarons with Lemon Curd Filling

Do you set goals?  I live with goals and objectives regularly at work.  And I suppose I’ve always had personal goals, those far removed from the professional realm.  You know, eat healthier foods, lose weight, be a better person, etc.  Sometimes goals are achieved, other times they are set aside to bring about a bit [...]

Raspberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

Trust me, these are deadly.  Deadly good.  Someone who lives with us and is from Germany but shall remain nameless, admitted to eating three of them in one sitting.  I’m not sure, but I think she this nameless shameless person went back for yet another one an hour or so later. Sandwiched between layers of buttery, chocolatey, […]

Fruit Tartlets

Don’t you think these look patriotic?  Maybe I’m pushing it a bit, especially with the golden raspberries, but play along with me.   And just pretend that the green plate is a mat of real leaves. You should make these for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.  These bite-sized goodies perfectly showcase summer’s fresh fruit.  And you […]

Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins

I’ve been away.  On vacation.  It was time and I’m still enjoying it for several more days.  So I haven’t posted in a while and thought I’d better get to it or you all will grow tired of visiting only to see the same old stuff. So I’ll call these vacation muffins.  In our family, [...]

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

When I have the time, I really enjoy making bread.  It’s an opportunity to purge stress and tension during the kneading process.  But I understand just how dangerous the practice can be.  Years ago decades ago,we were given a recipe for food-processor French bread.  That loaf was really our first effort and it quickly became a habit.  The aroma […]

Peanut Butter Shortbread with Salted Chocolate

When I came across this recipe from fellow blogger Eileen, I clipped it immediately.  I have stacks of stuff to try.  Some linger in the pile a little longer than others.  But this one went to the top of the heap.  I like to try at least one new cookie this time of year.  So [...]

New York-Style Crumb Cake

This cake.  My entire family received D- in self control.  The only reason anyone was able to dodge the big F?  They were all in a crumb-induced catatonic state when I offered more.  They were unable to respond. I didn’t eat any of this.  Ok, that’s not a completely truthful statement.  I didn’t eat any […]