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Baked to the Rescue: A Very Vanilla Celebration Cake

October 8, 2014 | By johannah | 0 Comments

  In my family we have a time-honored tradition: there has to be cake. However, when you make cake a part of your daily life, this ups the ante when there’s actually something to celebrate. No regular old cake will do. There must be layers. Frosting is mandatory, as is tasteful decoration. Of course, it […]

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Best Contest Ever : Bake a Cake for Dolly

October 1, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am going to get right to the point here. This contest, our #BakedForDolly contest, is quite simply the best contest. Ever. At least in our humble opinion. It is the ultimate combination of two of our favorite things: Cake and Dolly Parton. And all of you amazing bakers should enter, because there is a chance […]

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Halloween Pop Tarts : Free Pre-Order Recipe

September 18, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s almost fall. Leaf peeping, pumpkin picking, hot apple cider-drinking fall. This is a very good thing. Because as much as we love summer bike rides and pools and BBQs and beaches, we really REALLY love fall. Put away the shorts. Unearth the stretchy pants. Fall baking (and eating) approaches. We have much to celebrate […]

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Midnight Baking: Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

July 23, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am not a great sleeper. In fact, I am a terrible one. I sleep in fits and starts – often with long stretches of sleeplessness (i.e. fidgety, eyes wide open, brain skipping/chugging) during the night. It used to bother me a good deal. It made me angsty and angry. But I have learned to give in – […]

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Gluten-Free Adventure Bread (sort of like a giant granola bar)

June 18, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am a toast person. Almost borderline “toast obsessive”. In fact, I pretty much start each and every morning with toast – slathered in homemade almond butter or Nutella or both. And, quite honestly, I’ll toast anything: classic sourdough, muti-grain, a baguette split lengthwise, a hunk of aging miche, even (on the rare occasion) cornbread. Give […]

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Pool/Beach Reads – Summer 2014

June 10, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am not reading nearly as much as I should be.  With construction on the new store and the race to put the new cookbook to bed, I am not quite myself these days. All is well, but I am weary and bone tired. The kind of tired where I rarely remember what day it […]

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Baked Occasions is Coming

May 28, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that we (Renato/me) finally (FINALLY!!!) get to announce our newest cookbook, Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations. And c’mon – don’t you love the glorious cover! The book arrives on October 7th, but you can preorder this baby now if you like. We promise you will LOVE it! Pre-Order […]

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Better Than Bisquick – Homemade Whole-Grain Pancake Mix

May 14, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

At the moment, I am on a bit of an “alternative flours” kick. I have a renewed evangelical zeal for for spelt and buckwheat and whole wheat (of course) and even the nutty kamut (I really love me some kamut). It feels so hippie, but it feels so good. And, most importantly, I can’t wait to […]

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Sweet Paul’s recipe for Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Dip

March 31, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

There was a brief period in New York (long before the advent of social media) when Krispy Kreme doughnuts caused a stir in the city. Actually, it was more than a stir. It was a loud rumble. Suddenly, and without warning, a Krispy Kreme opened on an ugly stretch (near a very sketchy outlet of […]

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Baked Interview Series : Meet a Pro Recipe Developer/Tester (while she makes doughnut holes)

March 11, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Over the next few months, I will do my best to showcase and highlight some of the “behind the scenes” talents (food and prop stylists, testers, photographers, managers, editors, etc…) of our food world. First up, I am pleased to introduce you to good friend and uber talent, Jessie Sheehan. We (Renato/myself) have been working with […]

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