Macrina Bakery's Supremely Flaky Double-Crust
Apples are coming into season, pumpkins are turning their harvest orange color—fall is right around the corner. If you’re in a pie kind of mood (and how could you not be), here’s a fool-proof pie dough recipe from our friend Leslie Mackie, founder of Seattle's Macrina Bakery.
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Grownup Trail Mix
Once you've tried homemade granola you will have a hard time buying that box from the grocery store again.
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Inside Barbecue
Let’s be honest—sometimes we just don’t want to grill outside. Barbecue is great and everything, especially in the summer, but baking out in the hot sun instead of staying inside where it’s nice and cool sometimes kills the grill motivation.
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Tags: ribs, savory, baked
Maple Oat Bread
It’s always hard to tell with store bought brands whether or not you’re really getting whole wheat bread or not, One way to solve that problem—make your own! This recipe is simple, straight-forward, and the bread can be frozen if you make a few loaves at once.
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Tags: wheat, bread, oats
Make Your Own Snack Cakes
Let’s be honest—we all love snack cakes. What’s not to love? Sweet, soft pastry wrapped around a smooth custard filling. It's a perfect portable dessert that brings up some of our best school memories.
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Lacy Topped Peach Pie
Top this easy peach pie off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or my new personal favorite, tart and tangy frozen Greek yogurt that pairs perfectly with this sweet fruit) and enjoy.
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Tags: pie, peach, lattice
Perfect Blueberry Muffins
My mom is a big believer in what she calls the ‘week of perfect blueberries’. She claims that for one week every summer (sometimes two, sometimes three—I don’t think there’s an official length to ‘the week of perfect blueberries’) blueberries hit their best or their sweetest point of the year. That’s the time to eat as many of them raw as you possibly can.
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Pate Brisee
Pate Brisee is a French tart pastry similar to the American pie dough. Flaky and buttery, but not too sweet, it’s the perfect dough to use for all of your savory tarts and quiches. This is also a dough you can make by hand—no mixer required!
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Shortcake Redesign
Remember those snack cakes from childhood? The ones shaped like a small canoe. Filled with cream. Rhymed with "dinky". It was a great day when my mom packed one in my lunch!
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World Cup Party Potatoes
World Cup starts tomorrow! It's really another great excuse for a party. Stuffed potatoes are the perfect snack for large groups.
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