Food Network

The Spring Baking Show of My Dreams

The Spring Baking Championship is back, Sunday nights on The Food Network, featuring a cast of pro-am bakers vying for a $50,000 prize (and potential for more appearances as a judge/commentator on the network.) It’s predictable, comforting, and sadly, forgettable. If you DVR it, you can watch it in about 15 minutes. But it’s no Great…… Continue reading The Spring Baking Show of My Dreams

Bars, Blondies, Brownies

The Snickerdoodle of My Discontent

A snickerdoodle blondie is a simple beauty. Butter, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, flour, leavening with a crunchy topping of cinnamon sugar. As Gaby makes them, they sound and look delicious. First time I made them, the texture was off. Wet, even after baking fifteen extra minutes. I think I misread the recipe. Too much butter; too little…… Continue reading The Snickerdoodle of My Discontent

Cookies · March Bakes

It’s Not Easy Being Green

I’m obsessed with these cookies. They’re the one cookie I want from the display at our local Italian American bakery. We are working class Italian immigrants. Bakeries are a luxury to begin with and I’m a chubby child. This Sunday, for a reason I don’t remember, I get to chose one thing and my sister another. But…… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green