Category: Desserts 101

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

I talk about my Irish heritage all the time but let us be clear…my mother’s maiden name is MacPherson, therefore putting me squarely with the Scots as well.  MacPherson was originally Mc but was changed because another guy in town had same name and apparently […]

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

When we lived in Spokane, one of my favorite places to grab coffee and a pastry was Rocket Bakery. At the time they were the only place in Spokane that served Caffe Vita and they always had a killer array of excellent pastries. Pink cookies, […]

Lemon-Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

Lemon-Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

I must write. I am somewhere between feeling buzzed, happy, fulfilled, and pissed. Bloody Mary and homemade sausage breakfast sandwich for breakfast and nursing a Moscow Mule as I prepare my Easter ham and more. I am just so irritated. Do you ever go into cooking […]

Say What? Yup, Snickerdoodles

Say What? Yup, Snickerdoodles

Here’s the deal. I am a white male. I eat meat, bread, pasta, and beans. I am hetero. I like old school cocktails and good micro brew. I don’t follow a strict diet nor am I allergic to anything (or happy in denial). I love flour, yeast, […]

Fudgy Firebird Brownies

Fudgy Firebird Brownies

I spent a whole winter baking almost nothing but brownies (snowy, blustery Spokane winter) in an attempt to find the best from scratch brownie recipe I could get my hands on. The thing about brownies, like their cookie cousins, however is that “perfection” comes down […]