Banana and Chocolate Crunch Cake with Graham Cracker Frosting

Thanks for all the great feedback on my first PDX Fit post – there might be some more coming your way in the future!  But for today, back to our regularly scheduled baking programming.  And I’m back with a good one! If you’re not familiar with Michelle and her fabulous baking blog Hummingbird High, you… Read More Banana and Chocolate Crunch Cake with Graham Cracker Frosting

Popcorn Toffee Crack Bars

Over the last few years, I’ve enjoyed a low-key Superbowl.  I hosted a few exceptionally fun ladies-only Superbowl Parties when I lived in NYC (during which I made things like the best brisket ever and a sweet potato black bean chili), but perhaps I’ve welcomed the break from the pressures of entertaining since moving out west.  For this year’s… Read More Popcorn Toffee Crack Bars

Maple Walnut Biscotti

It’s now December 2013, which means I can officially kick off my third annual Holiday Cookie Extravaganza!  It’s not a surprise that I start out with a new biscotti recipe.  Biscotti really are one of my favorite things to bake.  These are the fifth (!) biscotti recipe I’ve shared.  Biscotti make a perfect light-but-satisfying dessert, and there… Read More Maple Walnut Biscotti

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Bread

It’s been far too long since my last post!  Between travel for work, Hurricane Sandy, and that pesky Nor’easter that just hit the New York City area, life has been chaotic.  I hope everyone out there made it through the storms safe and sound. Right before Hurricane Sandy arrived, the Baked in Brooklyn blog posted… Read More Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Bread

Creamy Baked Rigatoni with Butternut Squash + Goat Cheese

October is my favorite month of the year.  It’s around this time that the Northeast air starts to get crisp, and the smell of simmering apple cider fills the narrow walkways of the Union Square Greenmarket.  On Saturday mornings, I walk through the market with a cup of warm cider, picking up apples, quince, various… Read More Creamy Baked Rigatoni with Butternut Squash + Goat Cheese