It's that special time of year again, when we gather with family and friends to give thanks, prepare for the upcoming holiday season and celebrate with an amazing meal. Over the past two years, I have shared a few suggestions for Thanksgiving side[...]
Expert baker Nancy Baggett recently wrote on her blog that the U.S. cranberry yield offers a challenging message to cranberry lovers:
EAT CRANBERRIES OR THEY WILL DIE! (The cranberries, that is, not the lovers.)[...]
I am very excited to announce that I have joined the baking group Heavenly Cake Bakers . We are going to be baking through Rose Levy Beranbaum's new book Rose's Heavenly Cakes. As an avid baker I knew that there was a serious gap in my baking[...]
Yield: 1-9 x 13" sheet cake I took this cake to school today as a day-before-Thanksgiving treat for my Advanced Art and AP Studio class. It was a hit. One of my students described it as having the texture of pumpkin bread but a little more cakey[...]
Photo courtesy of Iva, member NYC Cake Decorators Meetup It's been a great year full of wonderful experiences and I am grateful for the members of NYC Cake Decorators Meetup, and the followers on NYC Cake Decorators Facebook, Twitter, and[...]
Aunt Lura (in seasonal headband) poses with the cranberry apple pie.
Like most Americans, my family can?t imagine Thanksgiving without pie. My Aunt Lura volunteered to bring a pumpkin creation to our table Thursday so our side of the[...]
Ok, so the hardest part about making all the baked goods for Thanksgiving?desserts, side dishes and breads?is figuring out what to make and when to make it. Since I was sick for a few days, I spent a lot of time online reading blogs[...]
What a great weekend! We had GREAT sunshine and weather thanks to God! On Friday night we went to an MSU fundraiser that featured the 5 accapella groups at MSU. They were all pretty cool, especially when one of the groups sang Nothin' on You[...]
Hi, it's Carmen...welcome to my blog, Baking is my Zen. Today's post is about PUMPKIN LOVE ~ Food Bloggers Share Recipes Thoughts of pumpkins bring to mind thoughts of pumkin desserts for the Thanksgiving[...]
Looking at the calendar yesterday I realized that we’re a lot further into November than I’d realized. That means Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’d better start figuring out what I’m going to make!
As Thanksgiving nears, the pumpkin spice recipes must continue rolling. My beloved is part of an interesting faction called the Zombie Squad (don't try to look it up). They're all close friends, and they are like family. So this past Saturday[...]
As you can see (this picture was taken two Thanksgivings ago, at my house), desserts are a BIG deal at Thanksgiving in my family. Big. My mom usually makes about six (or more!) different pies. Yes, six. Two pumpkin, two pecan and most[...]
This second hors d'oeuvres was the result of my yearning to marry the following two classics, the jalapeno popper and the crab cake . In search of a creamy, crabby texture, I did something some may consider blasphemy... but hear[...]
???? There's been so much going on getting ready for Thanksgiving , and this year it's going to be with two other families and their children. Glad it won't take place in my "shoe box" size beach condo. I actually did get a head start[...]