Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Sugar cookies? They’re okay – too boring. Apple Pie? Maybe for Thanksgiving. Banana Bread? Yuck (sorry banana-lovers)! There is nothing better than a fresh out of the oven, overloaded with chocolate chips (and I mean overloaded), soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie. You can make these with butter, or shortening, and the recipe is relatively…

Monkey Bread.

“Tis the season to eat cinnamon everything” said no one ever until now. I love cinnamon. I also enjoy eating certain foods with my hands. And I’m also convinced everyone secret loves to eat something with their hands. French fries? Chicken nuggets? They call them finger foods for a reason. Yes, I know its more civilized…

Pumpkin Bread.

Fall is my favorite season. It has the best flavors, The best foliage. The best smells. The best baking. Why? P U M P K I N. I use, hands down, the world’s best pumpkin bread recipe. It was shared with me, and I’m sharing it with you. It is literally perfect every. single. time….

Candy “Glass.”

Totally edible! It’s just sugar! You probably guessed that part. But I bet you didn’t guess how easy it is to make this! Seriously, it’s like a 30 minute process and kind of fun! Perfect for funky/spooky Halloween treats  (see end of post for a link to the recipe for the cookies pictured above) and endless…

Buttermilk Biscuits.

Biscuits are a pain in the butt. If you ask me, at least. The butter has to be cold. The dough can’t be overworked. For something so simple, they are awfully particular and can easily go wrong. I was given this recipe by a friend who also loves to bake. It, to date, is the…

Naan.

If you’ve never had Indian food, a huge staple of it is the Naan. Naan is like pita, except better. At least, I’ve always thought so. I’m not an expert on its varieties, but I’ve had garlic naan, spicy naan, and sweet naan. And they’re all delicious. It’s a lovely bread that pairs very well…

Key Lime Pie Cookies.

“Why?” Why not? Really, why not? Key lime pie is delicious. Cookies are delicious. I decided to combine the two. I don’t need your judgment – I need your approval. Well, I don’t need that either but I’d appreciate it. Baking necessitates experimentation now and then. Sometimes, it produces some pretty wild results. These require…

Panzerotti (pizza pockets!).

I’ve probably eaten 37,000 of these since I was a kid. No regrets. My great aunt would visit from Italy every year and was a human-cooking-machine for most of her stay. It was awesome. She made some seriously tasty stuff. My favorite? These dudes. This isn’t her recipe – it’s sort of my own way…