Easy to Make Strawberry Macarons

Feeling inspired by yesterday’s “The Easy Way to Make Macarons” blog post and recipe? Good! Here’s a second one! If you haven’t read that entry yet, please read it before making this recipe. It goes over some good macaron making theory and ideology that you’ll want to absorb before making these. This is another recipe…

The Easy Way to Make Macarons. (Pistachio Macaron Recipe!)

Ah, macarons! As someone who has a hard time going gluten free, no matter how much my body hates wheat… French macarons have been a lifesaver of a gluten free treat for me. I’ve never been able to get on the fake flour bandwagon, and definitely prefer things where gluten free is the default –…

Hedonistic Hops

If you are ordering from the UK, Australia, or surrounding countries, please read THIS before ordering! Hops are prized for their ability to impart varied, complex flavours to beer… but did you know they can also be used culinarily? As a recipe developer / cookbook author married to an enthusiastic hophead, Marie Porter has created…

Hoppy Citrus French Macaron Recipe

Today’s post is a great example of how unbelievably spoiled my husband is at times 🙂 Last week, I was craving macarons. As there was nothing open / nearby, I decided to just make my own. I find that commercially made ones don’t have enough flavour, anyway. So as I was deciding what kind of…

Guest Post: Frozen Roasted Rhubarb Meringue Pie

It’s Wednesday! While I may have dropped the ball on it the past few weeks, it’s time for a guest post! Today’s recipe is courtesy of Kim Ode, Food & lifestyle writer at the Star Tribune… and author of both Baking with the St. Paul Bread Club, and Rhubarb Renaissance. Kim is one of the…

Pi Day is coming – are YOU ready?

I’ve been so caught up in this whole winning the Czar of Cakes business, I was actually sort of caught off guard the other day. Someone had messaged me to say that Think Geek had blogged about our crazy Pi Kitchen Backsplash again. Oh crap, that’s right – Pi day is less than a week…

Salsa Verde Tamales

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, I’m a major gluten free snob. If it’s regularly something that requires regular flour, and that’s been replaced by “alternative” flours.. I usually find it revolting. So… I tend not to buy much prepare food that’s labeled “Gluten Free” in the grocery store. A couple weeks ago, though,…

Massive Post of Holiday Baking and Candy Making Inspiration!

Less than a week to go until Christmas, and still so many reasons to bake loom ahead. Hostess gifts for holiday parties… a good spread for your own holiday party. Christmas dinner. Last minute holiday gifts… New Years’ Eve! If you’re sitting here, still not sure what to make, you’re about to be hit with…

Gluten Free Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

The fact that this recipe even exists… it’s sort of a miracle. You see, I’m one of those people that hate fruitcake. It’s not that I buy into mass “ew!” hysteria (I love broccoli and Brussels sprouts, for instance!), it’s that I find glaceed / candied fruit to be one of the nastiest things on…