What do you desire in your shortbread? Many people want a crisp, crunchy, flaky thing they can dip in their coffee. Some people want an all-over soft shortbread that bends in their fingertips. Today’s recipe is for super buttery, crisp-on-the-outside-but-soft-on-the-inside shortbread bars. My personal requirement for shortbread. Why? ‘Cause it’s tickle-me-silly amazing (especially with homemade … Continue reading Buttery Shortbread Bars (are the best)
*sigh* Today was a hard day. Care to know why? I made a beautiful, fluffy, silky, chocolate-y batch of these, decorated them to perfection, added a 4th of July flair (adorable little flags on top – I know, right?), and then threw them all away. Sorry. I forgot to mention the important part. I dropped … Continue reading Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Some of these sound flat-out useless at first glance. A replacement for brown sugar? Don’t be ridiculous, why would I ever need that? If you’re anything like me and are too lazy to actually check that you have all the ingredients before you start baking. Halfway through, you realize that you’re missing pretty important stuff, … Continue reading Reliable Substitutions for 4 Common Ingredients
Okay, I admit, that stub of broccoli will never melt like creamy Hershey’s in your mouth. If that’s what you’re here for, you can clear out now. But I do have a super easy method for cooking veggies in the oven that makes them taste oh-so-amazing! It turns them into these crunchy, salty pieces of … Continue reading Make Your Vegetables Taste Like Candy…?
Cool, light, refreshing, with a touch of everyone’s favorite Mexican comfort food – tacos! (picture from myrecipes.com) I feel like I should say that this is a summery salad, but honestly, I could eat this year-round and be perfectly content. It satisfies just about every savory craving I could ever have: creamy avocados, sweet tomatoes, … Continue reading Taco Salad
I have a thing or two to say about teaching cooking classes, as I am very active in teaching them in 4H. I am pretty well-versed in what to do, what not to do…I’ve messed up a lot. Hopefully, though, you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. So here’s some things you … Continue reading Tips on Teaching Cooking Classes
Forget about Christmas, this recipe is a real way to teach that good things come to those who wait. Of course, you are completely free to dive into this cake the moment the icing hits it, and that’s delicious, too. But the totally amazing thing about this dessert is that the more days it sits … Continue reading Texas Sheetcake Brownies