Topic: How-to

How to Bake and Freeze Cookies for Holiday Gifts (and 30 recipes that are perfect for that)

Posted on November 6, 2014

Baking and freezing cookies is a great way to reduce holiday stress.  Here are 30 of my favorite recipes for cookies that you can bake ahead of time and freeze for a month or two for holiday gifting! I learned from my mom. When it comes to entertaining, she and I are a lot alike. …

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Posted on August 28, 2014

How to make homemade vanilla extract, a great holiday gift or personal treat! *Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Beanilla.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. * I seriously love vanilla beans.  I tend to hoard them and save them for desserts that seem extra special and worth the high-end ingredient splurge,…

How to Make Salted Caramel Without a Candy Thermometer

Posted on January 6, 2014

This basic recipe for salted caramel is all you need for the perfect sauce or dessert component. I’ve decided that January will be salted caramel month on the blog.  There are a few recipes that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks that incorporate one of my favorite dessert components, but I didn’t want…

Big, Chewy, Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies: A How-To Video!

Posted on May 15, 2013

Remember when I promised you eHow videos?  Well, I’m going to try to get past my embarrassment and share them, yikes!  You already have the recipe, but I figured you might like the video for how to make these Big, Chewy, Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies.  I’d love to hear what you think!