Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Gluten Free Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

I love to bake, but recently encountered a big problem….a child who has a gluten allergy.  It’s so hard nowadays, as there are so many food allergies or sensitivities within families. My husband and I are currently reading every product label and adjusting our family’s diet to try and include main courses and sides to accommodate all of us.  Desserts should be no different!


Enjoy National Cheesecake Day with these 3 Recipes

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. Smooth, rich, creamy…I could go for a slice of cheesecake right about now!

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day, which is the perfect excuse to enjoy a slice of this classic dessert. With so many different flavor combinations, the types of cheesecakes you can enjoy are endless.


Peach Perfect: 7 Recipes with Treatology Peach Flavor

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

We’re in the prime of peach season, but you can savor peach flavor all year round with the Juicy Peach Flavor found in the Treatology Flavor System. Here are seven different recipes that capture the mouthwatering sweetness of peaches from breakfast to dessert.


Recipe Roundup: Strawberries and Treatology Flavors

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Strawberries are a summertime staple. They’re delicious on their own, but can also be paired with other flavors in all kinds of recipes.


3 Treats You’ll Want S’more Of

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

S’mores are more than just a classic campfire treat. The combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker flavors can be captured in so many different desserts. I know every time I see something s’mores-related, I just have to try it!


Cool Off with a Granita

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The word “granita” sounds like a mighty fancy treat, but it’s really just a semi-frozen dessert made from water, sugar, fruit and other flavors.  As we move further into summer and temperatures begin to rise, an icy granita is the perfect way to cool down.


Layered Cakes: 3 Delicious New Recipes

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


Multilayer cakes continue to rise to new heights. The Easy Layers! cake pan set we introduced last year remains a popular item, as it allows you to build a trendy five-layer cake with ease. Change up the shape with the new Easy Layers! loaf pan set. Just one box of cake mix or a single batch of batter can help you make one of these impressive rectangular-shaped cakes.


Cinnamon Rolls – Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch!

Friday, May 8th, 2015

I come from a long line of bakers, including my great-grandmother, Elizabeth. My grandmother likes to tell a story about how her nephew, Tom, always loved the center cinnamon roll. One morning, he passed when the rolls came around, saying he was too full. Everyone else at the table knew he was actually hoping they would come back around to him—including my great-uncle, who took the center roll on purpose! (Clearly, I’ve inherited not only my baking ability, but also my contrary nature from that side of the family).


Treat Mom to a Tropical Getaway – in Cupcake Form!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I went to pastry school to learn the science of baking, but my true education came from my former boss, Milette Raz, at my first bakery job. When Milette hired me, I was hired as a cake decorator. Other people at the bakery did the actual baking, and then we finished off cakes, cookies and cupcakes. At the time, I was far more into the baking aspect of things, but this was my first job offer in the field and I was eager to learn, so I jumped right in. Milette was wildly creative, talented, patient, and caring. She taught me everything I know about cake decorating and cake design and how to work with different mediums like icing, chocolate, and fondant. Coincidentally, she is trained through the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, having attended The Master Class at The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art many years before.


Blue Ribbon Winning Chocolate Cake

Friday, May 1st, 2015

We’ll start with Marilyn from Pink Martinis and Pearls, who has fond memories of watching her mother bake in the kitchen. Every birthday was celebrated with a homemade cake and one day, her mother made a chocolate cake that has since earned the title of “best ever in all the land”. This cake has even won 2 blue ribbons at county fairs! But before I steal Marilyn’s thunder, I’ll let her tell the story herself, as she does it so well.