Recipe Review: Orange Sesame Biscotti

Confession: I baked up these little gems some time ago, but I came across an old photo of the finished product recently, and was transported back into the heady days of culinary school, when my roommate and I decided it would be a great idea to take a baking cookbook and work our way through…

Recipe Review: Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

I know I’ve already been writing about Christmas cooking and baking, but I’m having trouble grasping the fact that it’s actually time again to talk about holiday baking and all things wintery and December-ish. The lack of snow in our region is also hindering my “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas” vibes, too….

Recipe Review: Scalloped Potatoes by Gimme Some Oven

I must confess; since I was quite young, I’ve been making the same recipe-without-a-recipe scalloped potatoes. I watched my mother make it several times and then made the recipe myself as a duplicate to hers, with a frustratingly low 65-70% success rate. I’ve always figured that my hit-or-miss percentage on this recipe was because I…

Recipe Review: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every so often, I have a special request baking commission, such as the vegan cookies I made HERE. I’ve even dabbled with gluten free (GF) baked goods before, with some success, like the GF macaroons I made, and some major failures, like the GF carrot cake that exploded all over my oven and irritated me…