By Jennifer McHenry on April 30, 2012I don’t deal well with failure. Quinn likes to say that I would have made a terrible scientist. I like things to work well the first time. When working on a recipe, sometimes you have to accept failure, learn from it, and try to make changes to make it work. Then there are the other times. The times when everything […]
By Jennifer McHenry on April 27, 2012
With Mother's Day approaching, I want to share one of my favorite recipes I used to bake with my mother and let you get to know her a little bit. For more Mother's Day baking ideas, click here.
My mother was not what most would consider an exceptional baker. While we did often have baked goods in the kitchen, they were never anything elaborate. She took the “less is more” mentality and applied it to baking.
Slice and bake was not uncommon. Shortcut ingredients were frequently used. Our cakes were almost always made from a mix and in a 9”x13” pan. Topped with store-bought frosting, of course. I never had any reason to question that, because to me they were as good as anything I’d ever had. In fact, I would still maintain that they were that good.
She did have a few “from scratch” recipes stuffed in her recipe box. Still, those were simple recipes. Quick and easy with a short list of ingredients seemed to be the basic requirements for making it into her recipe collection.
By Jennifer McHenry on April 23, 2012
As I stared at the bag of mini peanut butter cups on my counter, my brain was churning with different ideas for what I could bake with them. Having previously used them in cheesecakes, brownies, and blondies, I ruled those out in favor of something different. After a good bit of consideration, I decided to go with this cookie recipe from the source of those peanut butter cups, King Arthur Flour.
Let me tell you, that was a great decision. These aren't just chocolate cookies with peanut butter cups. No, they're chocolate-peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups. For my fellow fans of that combination, this is the time to get excited. And, to start gathering ingredients. You're gonna want to make these.