Sparkly Cranberry Cake

I realize the holidays were nearly a month ago now, so consider this recipe a bit late or bit early for Valentine’s Day. You will want to make this for Valentine’s Day. It has red accents like that. Maybe just sub out some raspberries and let me know how it goes. This cake is THAT…

Baking for Santa

“Santaaaaaa! I know him!!” – Elf It’s almost that tiiiiimmmmmeeeee… Let’s check back in with Chef J and see how she’s prepping for the big man. Auntie Mayhem might have a solid idea for the evening too… M&M:  Tell me about your sous chefs… Chef J: My sous chefs these days are like elves. They’re…

Macarons vs Mayhem: Chatting with a Pro Baker

Being that it’s arguably the greatest baking holiday of the year, it’s time to get serious about your craft. Instead of taking a page from my book of wine drinking, while strewing the kitchen with flour, sugar, and other messy delights, I thought it was time you’d heard from a pro. So, without further ado,…

The One Cookie You MUST Make this Season

If you’re like me and having the most low key Christmas in the history of Christmases (just me and the ‘rents and far too much attention), it’s getting difficult to resist the urge to bake. The baking struggle was particularly aggressive as the push and pull of gingerbread vs sugar cookie is a tough battle….

Christmas

Hi Everyone! It’s your boy, Walter, here to fill you in on all things Christmas. You see, Aunt Lauren can’t really be trusted to run a blog since she’s perpetually out of town. So, she paid me tons of money to fill you in on the events! My family and I flew all the way…