more about: baking

Lebkuchen: A make-ahead gingerbread cookie that stays chewy for weeks

It’s not holiday baking without a heavy dose of cinnamon, ginger, and molasses, classic flavors that really get you into that festive spirit. Our cookie-baking list almost always includes crisp gingersnaps; soft, cakey gingerbread; and these traditional German Lebkuchen. This particular recipe is from the great aunt of one of Stacie’s childhood friends. Baking them has been a treasured holiday […]

Buttermilk Biscuits from Heartlandia

Senior Web Editor—and baking convert—Jessica Mordo tried her hand at buttermilk biscuits, falling in love with a Kitchen-Aid along the way. Why this recipe? I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I’m baking-averse, but after making a vegetable galette for the last Cookbook Club outing, I’ve been feeling more emboldened to bust out a rolling pin.

Fun Halloween baking kits for kids

A quick and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit with your family is the Happiest Little Baker’s very cute and festive Witch’s Hat Cupcake kit. My 6-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to get started with this project and counted down the days until we had time to bake. She oozed so much excitement that even my 10-year-old son couldn’t […]

Savory Summer Galette from Homegrown

Senior Web Editor Jessica Mordo, a seasoned cook but ginger baker, married garden-fresh veggies and baking precision with the Savory Summer Galette. I love to cook, but baking tends to intimidate me—the precision, the science of it. Sure, I’ll whip up the occasional batch of cookies with my daughter, but that’s where it ends.