Category: Baking

  • Easy (and Freezable) Bran Muffins

    Easy (and Freezable) Bran Muffins

    These bran muffins are my mom’s recipe, and they are a consistent staple in our freezer stash for easy grab-and-go breakfast (love it paired with a hard boiled egg) or even a quick snack! Yield: 48 muffins Ingredients: 1 box Raisin Bran 5 cups flour 3 cups sugar 5 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt […]

  • Homemade English Toffee

    Homemade English Toffee

    What I Used: 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup light karo syrup 1 lb unsalted butter 12 oz chocolate chips These pictures were taken while completing a double batch of the above recipe. (1)  Butter wax paper and set aside. (2)  Place sugar, karo syrup, and butter in a large saucepan. (3)  On medium-high heat, […]

  • Toasted Pecan Pie

    Toasted Pecan Pie

    What I Used: 1 nine inch partially pre-baked pie crust 1 cup reg brown sugar 1 cup light Karo corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 2 cups pecans + perfect halves for top Mise-en-Place: Lightly beat eggs. Toast pecans on a baking sheet at 400 […]

  • Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

    Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

    After years of trying to make fresh pumpkin puree work in a pie (always seems to taste “squash”-y), I am resigned to the fact that the canned pumpkin pie filling fits the gastronomical tastes of my family and myself best! That being said, I love making this pie “my own,” and here’s how! What I […]

  • Fresh Apple Pie with a Lattice Crust

    Fresh Apple Pie with a Lattice Crust

    After picking an absurd amount of apples this year, I wanted to make apple pie(s) and, with the help of this recipe, set about making and eating/freezing several pies for us and our friends! What I Used: Crust: 2 nine-inch pie crusts Filling: 4 lbs apples (hand-picked apples run smaller, so I was using 10-12 […]