Meyer Lemon and Cranberry Buckle (recipe)

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a buckle is a one layer cake, very moist, with a streusel topping that buckles as it cooks. Recently they featured a glossary of fruit desserts, along with several recipes. I snipped the article, intending to bake a buckle, waiting for the right time. Well, that time came! Someone at work

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Cookie Thursday: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

A little late this week, as it is already Friday, but I wanted to make sure to honor Cookie Thursday and the tradition of baking with for my kids. Part of the delay was because I needed to roast the pumpkin before mixing the cookie batter. The other reason is that I have been so

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Cookbook review: Green Market Baking Book

With bees in the backyard, and concerns about high fructose corn syrup and other easily refined sugars in processed food items, I have been considering how to move towards healthier sweeteners in our home. Easy enough when adding syrup to waffles or honey to yogurt, but a little trickier when thinking about baked goods. Fortunately,

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Kid Chef: Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding (from scratch) (recipe)

Today we made pudding. Bittersweet chocolate pudding. A favorite from when I was first living on my own. The recipe comes from Puddings Custards and Flans by Linda Zimmerman, and the original recipe calls for white chocolate chunks, but we are not fans of white chocolate, so we left that out. Otherwise, the recipe is

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Brownie Smack-down (or is it Snack-down) (recipe)

Our newest family baker comes home from school today determined to make brownies. I tried to tell encourage him to make my favorite brownie recipe, a one-bowl version that my Grandmother used to make, originally off the back of the Baker’s Choice unsweetened chocolate (and is now repeated many other places, including Mark Bittman’s How

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Whoopie Pies – an experiment and a cookbook (a recipe)

Coach’s gifts for soccer were easy this year – the team name was the Whoopie Pies and once I saw the new Whoopie Pies: Dozens of Mix ’em, Match ’em, Eat ’em up recipes by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell, I had my plan in place. A copy of the book for each coach, along

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12 Days of Local Christmas: Rubicon Bakery

Rubicon BakeryWhile stocking up on hot chocolate for the holidays, I came across a container of Rubicon Bakery Peppermint Marshmallows. Both kids have given them a thumbs up, citing their fluffiness and good peppermint flavor. Perfect accompaniment to their morning hot chocolate. As I researched Rubicon Bakery to write this review, I discovered this 10

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