• Photo of Madeleines
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Madeleines

    My friends, it is time. The Downton Abbey Movie is upon us. I only wish I had made these Madeleines sooner so I could sneak them into the theater with me! This recipe is direct from the Downton Abbey Cookbook, so I have high hopes. With any luck, I’ll make Ms. Patmore proud. Can I pretend I’m sitting with Anna & Mr. Bates while I enjoy this delicious & buttery cake with a cup of hot tea? Let’s Head to the Downstairs Kitchen This is my first time making Madeleines. First, you’ll need a Madeleine pan if you want to do it right. if you still want to give the…

  • Funfetti Cookie Bars with Icing Recipe
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Funfetti Cookie Bars

    These Funfetti Cookie Bars are the stuff my dreams are made of. First, take a delicious sugar cookie with a hint of almond flavor. Next, top it with a delicious buttercream icing. Finally, top it with enough sprinkles to make anyone smile. This is a perfect dessert for any picnic, party or sweet weekday indulgence. The Inspiration Behind These Bars There is just something so special & fun about Funfetti Cake. Yes, I totally get that it’s just a vanilla cake with sprinkles. But to me, Funfetti exemplifies the fun part of baking. For years, I’ve thrown sprinkles into so many of my bakes. A sugar cookie with icing is…

  • New Orleans Beignets Recipe
    Baking,  Recipes

    New Orleans Beignets

    Since I can’t get down to the Bayou State on a whim, these New Orleans beignets will do the trick. When I was in New Orleans for Crime Con, I ate them almost every day. Also, my kids have The Princess and the Frog on heavy rotation this summer, so they asked for some of Tiana’s beignets! Surprisingly, these fried squares of dough are easy to make, super delicious & they pair perfectly with a strong cup of coffee. While I’m a purist at heart, I’m super tempted to eat these along with drinking chocolate, fresh fruit or even an Irish Coffee. Let’s dive in. It’s In The Dough New…

  • About,  Baking,  Jessica Bierman,  Party Food,  Recipes

    Birthday Cake Ice Cream

    Birthday Cake Ice Cream My family is swimming with July birthdays, including mine, and Sarah and I are just a few days apart.  That means cake after cake after cake, not that I am complaining!  Sarah and I both love a classic homemade cake, and it is on the menu for our special days almost every year.  Sarah even jazzes hers up with homemade sprinkles for an awesome Funfetti Birthday Cake!  As delicious as it is, there are times where there is just leftover cake, and this year I re-purposed it and made some Birthday Cake Ice Cream. Birthday Cake & Ice Cream Cake and ice cream is one of…

  • Ultimate Funfetti Birthday Cake with Rainbow Decoration
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Ultimate Funfetti Birthday Cake

    Birthdays are so special! Jessica & I are both Leos & our birthdays are only a few days apart. When it comes time for the birthday season, we are ready! This Ultimate Funfetti Birthday Cake is fun, delicious & a great centerpiece for any celebration. It’s our take on the classic Funfetti cake. Except our recipe features homemade sprinkles, a buttery & rich buttermilk cake & a thick & creamy buttercream icing. OOPS I DID IT AGAIN This recipe is a take on Joy The Baker’s Birthday cake recipe. Well, one time I added in double the butter – oops! I added in a bit more sugar & took a…

  • Homemade Sprinkles with Royal Icing Rainbow Colors
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Homemade Sprinkles with Royal Icing

    Where have you been all my life? Of course, I’m talking about these Homemade Sprinkles with Royal Icing. Last Halloween, I found myself with a lot of royal icing leftover. Serendipitously, my buddy Jackalope Bakes told me you can make sprinkles with royal icing the same day. Basically, all you have to do it pipe them out, let them dry & they’re ready to use. No way it’s that simple, right? IT’S SIMPLE AS CAN BE Make a batch of royal icing, bring on the piping bag & go to town. Let’s dig in! You’ll want to get your royal icing to a soft peak. That means it moves around…

  • Berry Pavlova Recipe Captain America Shield
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Berry Pavlova Recipe

    This Berry Pavlova Recipe is a Summer Staple Back in the day, I was terrified of meringues. They seem so finicky, right? Well, I’m here to let you know that this Berry Pavlova Recipe is adapted from the GBBO Queen, Mary Berry! To clarify, it means this recipe is simple, precise & easy to follow. Best yet, it tastes delicious. A Few Tips To Ensure The Meringue for Your Berry Pavlova Recipe is Perfect First, you have to start with a clean bowl. Even if it’s clean, clean it again, Any oils or soap residue will mess up your egg whites. Next, you have to use real eggs. This may…

  • Baking,  Jessica Bierman,  Recipes

    Hurricane Rum Cake Recipe

    Hurricane Rum Cake Recipe This boozy, fruity, celebratory cake is a labor of love, but totally worth your effort.  Take it step by step, and in no time you will be in Hurricane Rum Cake heaven. Mardi Gras Every year, Sarah and I make something new for Fat Tuesday; King Cake, King Cake Bread Pudding, King Cake Cinnamon Rolls…you get the picture.  After exhausting King Cake ideas, I thought I would try something a little different.  When I think of Mardi Gras, I think of King Cakes, Beads and Hurricanes.  Hurricanes are made with Rum, Passion Fruit, Orange and Grenadine, and they are quintencential Bourbon Street cocktails.  A couple of…

  • Easy Cheddar Bay Cheese Biscuits Really Into This Basket
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Easy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

    Easy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits I’ve been known to eat my weight in carbohydrates. Bread, rolls, sweets, this is my love language. So, when I tell you that I’m in love with these rolls, it really means something. This is not a post to sell you on making these biscuits. I don’t need to do that. If warm, savory, cheesy goodness is not your thing, then this is not for you. If you’re really into eating baskets upon baskets of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits, then consider this a safe place. Did you say Cheddar Bay Biscuits? No, I didn’t but these are pretty damn close. If you want to make…

  • Raincoat Crisps Recipe Vinters Kitchen Really Into This
    Baking,  Party Food,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Raincoast Crisps Recipe

    Raincoast Crisps Recipe My family is chock full of people who love cheese. It’s insane the amount of money we spend at the cheese counter. I’ve seriously contemplated starting an ongoing blog post that lists our favorite cheeses. One thing is for sure. If we have soft cheese, we want to pair it with some tasty & crispy crackers. Raincoat Crisps are one of our faves! The first time we tried them, I think we paid about $9 for the box. We paired the crackers with La Tur cheese. Although it is a delicious snack, all the cheese & crackers were gone in less than ten minutes. I know what you’re thinking! Damn, that’s…

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