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Magnificent Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Magnificent Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 Does the mere thought of a lemony treat make you salivate with happiness?  Today I’m sharing my best recipe for Magnificent Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. They are moist and rich from the addition of greek yogurt and apple sauce. I’ll show you how to make…

Chocolate Brioche: My Step By Step Method

Chocolate Brioche: My Step By Step Method

This Chocolate Brioche bread loaf recipe is very versatile and can be shaped as rolls, buns, and even a wreath. I’ll show you step-by-step how I spread loads of chocolate into the buttery, sweet dough and twist it in a Babka style braid to create…

How to Host a Cupcake Decorating Party That Your Kids Will Love

How to Host a Cupcake Decorating Party That Your Kids Will Love

 Are you looking for a great birthday party idea to do with kids? Look no further than a DIY cupcake decorating party. Hosting a cupcake decorating party can be easier than you think. Baking and decorating cupcakes with kids is a fun and educational activity.…

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter from Scratch

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter from Scratch

Have you been wanting to learn more about sourdough starters? Are you looking for more flavor and complexity from your bread baking efforts? Are you noticing that commercial yeast is hard to find right now? Here is an easy recipe for how to make your…

Simple Step-By-Step Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Simple Step-By-Step Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Have you been thinking about making your own pizza crust at home? Do you have a sourdough starter that is ready to be used? I’m going to show you how simple it is to use a sourdough starter to make great pizza dough at home.…

Dave’s Killer Bread Recipe: a Baker’s Guide to Making at Home

Dave’s Killer Bread Recipe: a Baker’s Guide to Making at Home

I love Dave’s Killer Bread for its good ingredients and how perfect it is for sandwiches, so I decided to see if I could make a Dave’s Killer Bread recipe from scratch. It is surprisingly easy and tastes better than store-bought bread! With my recipe,…

Bakers Percentages: the  trick professionals use that you need to know about!

Bakers Percentages: the trick professionals use that you need to know about!

Have you ever wondered how professional bakers resize recipes to yield the exact quantities they need?  Bakers percentages are my favorite trick for adjusting a recipe to yield the exact amount of dough or batter needed. Whether you call it bakers math, bread math, ratios…

How to Bake Crusty French Bread Using Your Dutch Oven

How to Bake Crusty French Bread Using Your Dutch Oven

Have you ever visited an artisan bread bakery and admired the beautiful, golden brown, crusty loaves of bread? Imagine baking bread like that at home with little or no previous bread-baking experience! I will show you how to make great artisan bread at home using…

Artisan Bread Baking: Is it Possible to Bake Great Bread at Home?

Artisan Bread Baking: Is it Possible to Bake Great Bread at Home?

Have you been wanting to bake better bread but confused and overwhelmed by all of the recipes and information out there? Do you see photos of beautiful crusty loaves and wonder if you have the equipment and skills to bake like that? Great news! It…

Focaccia: Why This Spongy Soft Bread Should be Your New Thing.

Focaccia: Why This Spongy Soft Bread Should be Your New Thing.

Focaccia bread should be your new thing! Why? Because its super versatile and does whatever you want! Need a snooty high end hamburger bun? Focaccia Bread. Want something to show off your fancy oven roasted veggies? Focacia Bread. Thinking about slathering cheese and garlic on…

Dutch Crunch Bread: The San Francisco sandwich bread secret is out.

Dutch Crunch Bread: The San Francisco sandwich bread secret is out.

When you think of San Francisco and bread, sourdough probably comes to mind. But did you know they are also known for a crunchy crusted, sweet and crackly sandwich roll called Dutch Crunch Bread? Today I’m sharing an easy homemade recipe for this wonderful treat…

A Beginners Guide to Baking a Loaf of Bread

A Beginners Guide to Baking a Loaf of Bread

Are you ready to try baking a loaf of bread but don’t know where to start? Don’t let the fear of baking with yeast hold you back from experiencing the satisfaction (and uh…mazing smell) of a warm home-baked loaf of bread. This tutorial walks you…

What is a Bakery-Style Muffin and how to get one in your belly STAT.

What is a Bakery-Style Muffin and how to get one in your belly STAT.

What is a bakery-style muffin Have you ever stopped into a local coffee shop or bakery and grabbed a big tasty muffin to go? As you reach in the bag you break off a chunk. The top is huge and crusty, studded with pieces of…

Bakery Style Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Bakery Style Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

These bakery-style oatmeal cookies are big, chewy, and soft just like the kind you find in a corner bakery. They are perfectly spiced and studded with plump raisins in every bite. Whether you bake a plate of these as an after school snack, grab one…

Old School Banana Bread: Did You Even Know That Was a Thing?

Old School Banana Bread: Did You Even Know That Was a Thing?

Somewhere in the last few years, banana bread recipes have morphed into overly sweet and crumbly quick bread disasters. What once was a sturdy slice that could hold up to good smearing of cream cheese has become a crumbly muffin in a bread loaf shape.…

Cravings Buster Dense and Fudgy Brownies

Cravings Buster Dense and Fudgy Brownies

I thought of several angles to go about sharing this homemade brownie recipe.  One bowl easy brownie recipe? Better than a box mix brownies? They all felt a little cliche. Then I noticed that everything good about this brownie reminded me of all my favorite things about my…

Anyone can bake bread with my easy 2 x 4 bread baking method

Anyone can bake bread with my easy 2 x 4 bread baking method

Have you always wanted to bake a loaf of bread but felt like you don’t have the technical know-how to pull it off? Do recipes that have yeast or call for “proofing” scare you? Well today I am sharing a recipe for the absolute easiest…

Red Velvet Cupcake, the Stuff Dreams are Made of.

Red Velvet Cupcake, the Stuff Dreams are Made of.

A customer messaged me recently… “Hi Allyson! … I know this is a weird question but do you still make your cupcakes? I live in Cincinnati now and not sure if you ever share your recipe but the only one I dream about almost weekly…

First Place Strawberry Shortcake Pie Recipe

First Place Strawberry Shortcake Pie Recipe

Today I’m sharing my contest winning recipe for this Strawberry Shortcake Pie. It is a no bake cream cheese pie that uses fresh strawberries and strawberry jello to get the most intense fresh strawberry flavor. Its piled high with whipped cream and topped with crunchy…

Why Chocolate Ganache Needs to be in Your Wheel-House

Why Chocolate Ganache Needs to be in Your Wheel-House

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret…… chocolate ganache is kind of a big deal! It can catapult your cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies from pretty good to WHOA!!…what kind of next-level chocolate heaven is this? As much as I’d like…