Taylor-Made Treats

Gnarly Knitted Numbers: Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies 6

Gnarly Knitted Numbers: Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies

Did you ever get an awful Christmas present that you didn’t know what you do with?  It hasn’t happened to me in quite a few years, but I can imagine on any one Christmas day, there are thousand—if not millions—of bad gifts being exchanged with accompanying nervous smiles and false reassurance. Statistics show that half of all bad Christmas gifts...

Know Your Place (Setting): Place Setting Cookies 0

Know Your Place (Setting): Place Setting Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I know that there is a good chance that you spent Thanksgiving with your “real” family (and not glued to Google Reader), and you are reading this well past Thanksgiving in the deep dark shopping daze that is late November.  Good for you.  Of course, there’s also a good chance that today is Thanksgiving, your family has...

My Fair, Lady: Baking as Bloodsport (Part I) 1

My Fair, Lady: Baking as Bloodsport (Part I)

‘Round these parts, autumn is baking season.  While pie competitions are the light-hearted fare of spring, fall is when the gloves come off and the time of Serious Baking Season begins.  Yes, the time for state fairs is upon us.  (Actually, the time for state fairs has passed, but I’m writing about it now.  I couldn’t have written about it...

What the Fluff?! Banana Fluffernutter Moon Pies 0

What the Fluff?! Banana Fluffernutter Moon Pies

Happy National Fluffernutter Day! Say what?! Yes, it is National Fluffernutter Day.  Traditionally, the fluffernutter is peanut butter and marshmallow cream with the optional addition of banana.  A treat definitely worthy of its own day of culinary celebration.  To celebrate the day, I created Banana Fluffernutter Moon Pies–graham crackers coated with peanut butter, topped with a homemade banana marshmallow and...

Sweet and Wheat: Homemade Graham Crackers 1

Sweet and Wheat: Homemade Graham Crackers

One of my favorite snacks growing up was a simple graham cracker with a schmear of creamy peanut butter.  I fondly recall snacking on sleeves of Nabisco grahams with my Nana in front of the television in the kitchen at my grandparents’ house.  I find the straight-forward honey graham cracker is the most versatile for baking (and a favorite for...