Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Hello December, how I’ve missed you!  Sure, December is a cold, wet month with the least amount of daylight.  I will admit to loathing how during December, I leave home for the office in the dark each morning, and then leave the office for home in the dark each evening.  It’s pretty depressing.  But December also brings endless… Read More Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

I’m back with yet another pumpkin recipe!  Third in a row, I know (even though the first of the three – Spiced Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Seed Cookies – only contain pumpkin seeds, and no actual pumpkin puree).  But hear me out!  I got a last-minute opportunity to participate in a fun blogger event called #virtualpumpkinparty; over 70… Read More Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

Spiced Fig and Walnut Biscotti

When I meet new people and they hear that I enjoy baking, I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite thing to bake?”  That’s a tough question to answer.  Whenever I pick up a new baking project, it will depend on the season, the occasion, and my general mood.  After much thought, however, I’ve narrowed it down to biscotti. In… Read More Spiced Fig and Walnut Biscotti

Beurre and Sel Jammers

It’s my third (and sadly, last) cookie recipe for Christmas Cookie Extravaganza 2013.  And I saved the best for last. These cookies – simply called Jammers – are famous in the Cookie World.  They are a Dorie Greenspan creation, and Dorie serves them at her cookie-centric bakery in the Lower East Side, named Beurre and… Read More Beurre and Sel Jammers

Caramel Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is almost here!  I don’t anticipate doing any cooking on Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d get my urge to bake a pumpkin pie out of the way early in the week.  I always liked my Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping, but I wanted to try something new this year.  Enter the amazing Gesine Bullock… Read More Caramel Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie