I was recently sent Esther Brody’s The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares to review. I was a little skeptical before receiving the book; the somewhat personality-less “250 Best!” format is not really to my taste. On the other hand, any collection of 250 baked goods deserves to be perused. The verdict?
We seriously believe in birthdays in this house. OK, *I* seriously believe in birthdays, and so my kids do now too. I am not sure John had a huge say in the matter. But anyway, that explains why it does not phase me in the least to cook for 4 different birthday celebrations per kid.
When Greasing A Pan Goes Wrong: Gingerbread Teacakes
This is a “twofer” post–2 posts for the price of one. It is a post about the delights of baking with your children and it is a post about what to do when your cakes or muffins do not release (through no fault of your children, I might add)–resulting in 2 different desserts. So first…