Marble Bars

by Heather Harris Brady I’m back! I know, right? It’s been a long time. The truth is, my son’s been home for a few weeks and while I’ve been cooking it’s been his favorites, all of which are already on the blog. So I gave myself the time to enjoy having him home again. It’s…

Mini Cake Doughnuts

by Heather Harris Brady A new mini doughnut place opened in a town near us and it is an amazing thing to contemplate a case of 30 gorgeous little designer doughnuts. But what’s a girl to do when she wants doughnuts and they happen to be a good 45 minutes away on a Sunday morning?…

Oatmeal Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady This cookie is not a cookie that has oatmeal, it is an oatmeal cookie where the oatmeal is primary, thick and chewy. It’s based on a recipe given by America’s Test Kitchen. Mine do not have raisins, because getting a raisin when you are expecting a chocolate chip is one of…

Italian Buttercream, Petit Fours Post 2

by Heather Harris Brady Okay, here we go with finishing these babies up! Brace yourself, this post is going to be a long one. There are a few things to think about in advance – 1) what type of filling you want and 2) if/how you want to cover the outside of each one. Filling…

Almond Butter Sponge Cake – Petit Fours Post 1

by Heather Harris Brady Since we’re heading into a big party time of year with graduations and weddings, I thought I’d post something special. These petit fours are big on WOW factor. These tiny cakes are not a recipe to try when you’re feeling rushed, however! Pick a time when you’re feeling extra zen. We’ll…

Coconut Cream Cake (Harry Met Sally Cake)

by Heather Harris Brady I couldn’t wait to share this cake with you because I came across a tip that is literally life-changing, thanks to Cooks Illustrated. Apparently if you process heavy cream in a food processor you get frosting – that lasts for days! Who knew? This is my “When Harry Met Sally” tribute…

Everything Scones

by Heather Harris Brady This recipe was inspired by the oat bran muffin recipe I have that I like so much. While these scones are whole grain, they are lighter and fluffier than many a coffeeshop scone. They are also very light on sugar. Feel free to make substitutions or additions to the mix-ins, that’s…

Ginger Creams

by Heather Harris Brady I’ve never an actual copy of Farm Journal magazine, but I LOVE their cookbooks and whenever I find them in antique stores I buy them. This recipe is based on one from their Homemade Cookies cookbook, and if you can imagine a Lofthouse molasses cookie this would be it. They are…

Apple Pie Bars

by Heather Harris Brady It’s hard sending a child to college, it’s harder still when they come home down two jean sizes! So part of the reason I don’t post as much lately is simply that I spend a lot of time baking and mailing. While I do bake a lot of my son’s favorites…

Soft Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Anyone who’s been with this blog through the winter holidays knows that I have the same cookie lineup every year, but I continue to audition new prospects because never let it be said that I’m one to rest on my cookie laurels 😉 This is the first audition – a soft…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady First off let me note that I have not fallen off the wagon and gone whole-hog on the food coloring – that bright fuschia icing is from freeze-dried raspberries! I know, right? Perfect for upcoming holiday cookies! But I digress. This cookie story starts with a trip my little slice of…