It’s not a cookie, and it’s not your typical pie, but it sure is yummy. And since this past Tuesday was apparently National Chocolate Chip Day, I wanted to share my latest baking adventure with you: Tollhouse Pie. If your restaurant has this on the menu, you’ve guaranteed that I’m order dessert. It doesn’t… Read More Baking Adventures: Tollhouse Pie
Continuing our baking adventures here at Small Pond, last weekend brought a peach crisp to the kitchen lab. It almost worked. I cobbled together recipes found around the net for the topping and baking temp/time. I mixed some vanilla paste into the sliced peaches. I ended up using 1 cup each of flour and sugar, 1… Read More So Close Yet Not
In my post about plans for a three-day weekend, I mentioned my intentions to bake a lame cherry pie. Or to bake a cherry pie lamely. Since the pie turned out tasty. I’ll go with the latter. Why the lame baking?
Day 14 – Today I am thankful I’m not afraid to go back to basics and cook something from scratch. It’s awfully easy to grab a box of brownie mix at the grocery story and whip it up. heck, add some chocolate chips or cinnamon from the pantry and you can feel like you’re really… Read More Starting from Scratch
It’s been a while since I wrote a cake-related post, but since I had a chance to try a new technique for my sister’s birthday cake, I thought I’d share. It’s also been a while since I decorated a cake so when the birthday cake came up, I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to… Read More Trying Something New with Cakes
Having a blog makes me look at things a little differently. I’ll be out with friends and think “I could write about this … as long as I changed the names to protect the guilty and placed black bars across their eyes in incriminating photos.” Everything is possible source material for a blog post/essay. When… Read More Lessons from 2009
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and give the office a much-needed morale boost, the editorial department at my company decided to reenact our winter food fete with a … um … St. Patrick’s Day food fete. I had grand plans for Guinness cupcakes or something like that, but ran out of time. So I created… Read More Magically Delicious