Baking

Day 26: Pumpkin Chip Bread on Ntl Pumpkin Day

Don’t tell anyone, but I made this recipe three times last fall! I couldn’t get enough of it. It’s the kind of tea bread that when you have one piece you want another. So on October 26th, recognized as National Pumpkin Day I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than [...]

Best Birthday Cake Ever

Drop the fork. This is the birthday cake of all cakes. I’ve made it twice and it’s turned out to be a crowd pleaser both times. It’s Blog By Tracy’s first birthday and this cake recipe is for you! It’s a Funfetti triple decker. Now don’t let that scare you like it did me because [...]

The Dessert That Will Make You Look Like A Rock Star

If someone asked me to make a lemon tart, I’d say no way. I can’t do that. A pan of brownies? Now you’re talking. I’m a baker at heart thanks to my great grandmother Mimi. But intense desserts that require things like tempering, a double broiler, or a thermometer—no thank ya. I stumbled [...]

Sprinkles and Swirls Oh My

These Swirl Cookies just scream fun! They’re buttery sugar cookies that are easy to make and what’s not to love about sprinkles? You can use any color of food coloring, I used liquid food coloring instead of gel. So bake your Valentine some with red, purple and pink for a birthday party or in [...]

Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice

Tis the season for pumpkin bread! I love it with chocolate chips, with nuts, you name it! I tried this recipe for the first time last October and it’s yumolicious, you know, the kind of cake you can’t just have one slice of. This time of year is the sweetest to me, not just because of [...]

Sweet Memories & Snickerdoodles

Have you seen Still Alice? As you know it’s the story of a woman facing early onset Alzheimer’s. As I watched the movie recently, I was struck by the realization the human memory and the memories that we make throughout our lifetime are incredible gifts. The mind is a [...]