Easy to make crispy cinnamon-sugar pecan rounds. The sugar on the bottom of the rounds caramelizes and gets crunchy while the inside of the rolls is light and fluffy.
I've team up with Red Star Yeast to bake three delicious recipes from the Red Star website. Today’s post is the last of the three recipe.
The Red Star Crispy Cinnamon Rounds recipe is a perfect first recipe for those who are afrai
This week I’m on vacation! So I've invited some amazingly talented bloggers to guest post and keep you entertained while I’m gone.
Today's guest post is by Janna Patterson - Eats and Beats. Janna lives near my talented cousin in the DC area, and my cousin "introduced" us. Janna has two adorable kids and a love for entertaining. On Beats and Eats Jenna shares entertaining tips and menus, wonderfu
I'm on vacation this week. So I've invited some amazingly talented bloggers to guest post and keep you entertained while I'm gone.
Today's post is from Emily at is this REALLY my life? Emily has terrific sense of humor and her posts are always entertaining as well as delicious. In addition to recipes, she shares fashion and shopping tips, restaurant and product reviews, and snippets of her life a
I'm on vacation for the next 10 days! So I've invited some amazingly talented bloggers to guest post and keep you entertained while I'm gone.
First up is the sweet Carrian from Sweet Basil. She's a fellow Utah food blogger and I'm fortunate to call her my friend. On Sweet Basil she focuses on reinventing the family dinner, eating healthier, with a few luscious treats sprinkled here and there.
A coffee cake with the flavors of a Snickerdoodle cookie – a crumbly cinnamon sugar top and a sweet, moist, buttery cake loaded with luscious cinnamon chips.
This month's recipe rewind is Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake. Each month I feature a recipe I've posted before that needs updating with better pictures and tweaks to the recipe to make it even more irresistible.
The flavors of caprese, fresh basil, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, in a quick, baked ravioli casserole. An easy, cheesy way to feed your family.
The other day my daughter and I fixed Light Creamy Pesto Ravioli for dinner. At the bottom of that recipe I linked to Taste & Tell's Baked Ravioli recipe. Jenn said ooooh let's try that one. So about a week later we were eating this delicious baked
A bar cookie made in a cast iron skillet. The middle is soft and loaded with gooey chocolate and peanut butter chips, a perfect contrast to the crispy, chewy edges.
We're still in love with the skookie at our house. You use half the batter of a traditional cookie, so it comes to together quickly and cooks up in half the time of thicker bar cookie recipes. Perfect for those nights when your swee
Memorial Day kicks off barbecue season so to help you plan your Memorial Day barbecue, I'm sharing some of my favorite barbecue recipes and some I'd like to try this weekend too.
This Memorial Day I'll be cooking up one of my favorite burgers, Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa. My daughter wants to make sliders instead of full size burgers and I plan on giving Cinnamon & Spice's Easy Hom
A spelt bread dough whipped with the whisk attachment, then left to rise overnight in the refrigerator. The next day the dough is divided in to two pieces and gently twisted in to a pretty free formed loaf.
It's time again for the Bread Baking Babes and Buddies challenge. This month’s challenge was selected by Ilva of Lucullian Delights. She has the Babes and Buddies baking from a Nordic cookboo
Instead of frying chicken cutlets in lots of oil, they're baked so they're crispy and cheesy, but also healthy and delicious..
Today's post is my second recipe rewind post. Each month I'll feature a terrific recipe I posted when I first started blogging that you may have missed. This Lighter Chicken Parmesan recipe is one my daughter makes often and she commented that it needed an update. It's on
A sweet bread dough filled with cream cheese and cherries, "braided" and baked until it's golden brown, then finished with sweet icing drizzled prettily over the bread.
Today's post is another wonderful recipe from the Red Star Yeast website. It's the second in a series of three posts that I've team up with Red Star to bake one of their recipes. I knew I'd love the recipe even before I made it.
Moist, delicious cardamom-orange coffee cake topped with an almond cinnamon sugar topping, baked in cute mini loaf pans so they're easy to share and sturdy enough to mail to far away friends.
The Flying Brownie by Shirley Fan is an adorable cookbook with 100 recipes for homemade treats that are perfect for packing and shipping to friends and family. Each recipe includes tips on shipping and ther
A quick cooking berry compote made with red raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. A sweet sauce for your favorite breakfast or dessert.
Sustainable Cooking For One is my Secret Recipe Club blog this month. Eating sustainably is an important element of Stephanie's kitchen, so her recipes are healthy, low or no meat, and focus on in-season and local foods. Her cookbook One Bowl: Simple Healthy
Tender crepes filled with a rich, lemon ricotta filling and topped with a quick berry compote.
Today's recipe is from Lauren's Latest new eCookbook, Everyday Ingredients Extraordinary Food. It's available as a downloadable PDF that you can read on your computer, iPad or iPhone.
Luscious, creamy New York style cheesecake with a crumbly Oreo cookie crust and topped with fresh strawberries drizzled with a strawberry glaze.
Cheesecake is my son-in-law's favorite dessert. For his birthday my daughter asked me to help her bake a fantastic cheesecake. We brainstormed ideas and decided since gorgeous, sweet California strawberries are now at the market, to make strawberry chees
If you like a Snickerdoodle cookie, you're going to love Snickerdoodle bread. It has a crispy cinnamon sugar topping with a sweet, buttery, tangy interior. I’ve also added another layer of cinnamony goodness by loading it with luscious cinnamon chips.
Some of my family's most loved recipes were recipes I posted when I first started blogging. I didn't have very many followers. I only had a point a
A classic ooey, gooey cinnamon roll topped with a rich cream cheese frosting in a fun mini size perfect for a party. Betcha can't eat just one.
Annalise, Completely Delicious, recently hosted a pot luck baby shower brunch for our good friend Becky, Vintage Mixer. When you go to a pot luck party with food bloggers, you know you're going to eat well, and the pressure's on to make something extra s
Day 5 of 5 Days of Giveaways
It's the final day of 5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS week on Barbara Bakes. In case you are just tuning in, Carrian, Sweet Basil, invited me to participate in a week of giveaways she's organized to celebrate turning 29 with a few of her favorite bloggers. It's also my five year blogiversary this year, so 5 days of giveaways is the perfect way to say thank you to all my wonderful
It's day 4 of 5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS week on Barbara Bakes. Today's giveaway is a fabulous Master Forge 5-Burner grill courtesty of Lowes. Carrian, Sweet Basil explains:
Why This Grill Rocks
This grill is obviously one of the "hottest" grills on the block. It's sleek, and includes a gorgeous granite counter. Hey pretty baby...
A built in trash? Heck yes! I love that you can throw a li
It's day 3 of 5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS week on Barbara Bakes. If you missed days one (Magimix Food Processor-$400), and two (Vacation for 4 to Deer Valley Resort-$4,000) make sure you enter those too.
Having the right tools in the kitchen makes cooking so much easier. For today's giveaway, Hamilton Beach is giving away eight appliances to one lucky winner. Carrian, Sweet Basil, was fortunate to be abl
Day 2 of 5 Days of Giveaways
Today is day 2 of 5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS week on Barbara Bakes. Today is Carrian's birthday, so be sure and stop by and wish her happy birthday and thank her for arranging this week's fantastic giveaways.
Today's giveaway is a vacation for 4 during the 2013-2014 ski season to Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, a 2 bed/2bath condo for 2 nights, 2 days of lift tickets
Day 1 of 5 Days of Giveaways
This week is 5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS week on Barbara Bakes. Carrian, Sweet Basil, invited me to participate in a week of giveaways she's organized to celebrate turning 29 and today is day 1.
It's also my five year blogiversary, so 5 days of giveaways is the perfect way to say thank you to all my wonderful readers for their support over the years. Thank you to all of you w
A great crust is the key to a great pizza, and this quick pizza dough recipe from Red Star yeast makes the perfect crust for an All-America pizza loaded with gooey cheesy, pepperoni, and a spicy homemade pizza sauce.
Red Star Yeast, one of my favorite companies, and I have teamed up again. Red Star invited me to choose three recipes from their website to bake and blog about on Barbara Bakes. They
Buttermilk and a hint of espresso are the secrets to this Black Magic cake. A moist, rich, deep, dark chocolate cake perfect for a special occasion or any day at all.
Claire K Creations is my Secret Recipe Club blog this month. Claire and I have been blogging friends for a while now. She lives in the land down under, Brisbane, Australia and we often comment on each other's posts. I remember comme
For the ultimate banana bread you want a bread loaded with great banana flavor that's moist and tender, but not overly moist or soggy.
When America's Test Kitchen emailed me a link to their Ultimate Banana Bread recipe, I just happened to have 3 very ripe bananas on the counter. We eat a lot of banana bread and our favorite is a recipe from Cooking Light, Better Banana Bread. We've been making th
A buttery brioche dough sprinkled with coarse sugar and filled with a tart lemon custard filling.
I'm a day late, but I couldn't resist baking this French pastry along with the other Bread Baking Babes and Buddies. Bread Baking Babe Lien was the hostess for March and she chose a pastry with a rich brioche bread crust filled with a luscious lemon custard.
Moist and fudgy blondies with a rich caramel flavor, loaded with fun Easter white chocolate M&M's and macadamia nuts. A fun way to change up a highly rated King Arthur Flour recipe for the Easter holiday.
While I was searching for a cinnamon filling recipe to make for my King Arthur Flour giveaway, I stumbled on their Crazy Blonde Brownies recipe. I decided it would be a perfect recipe for t
Not your ordinary muffin, these muffins are sinfully delicious with a luscious, moist, rich cinnamon filling then crowned with a streusel topping and a sweet glaze. These would be a wonderful way to start your Easter morning.
Sweet Hawaiian bread battered and deep fried to crispy perfection on the outside, but light and fluffy on the inside, then served with tropical butter and finished with a sprinkle of toasted coconut. Ten years ago, my husband and I took a trip to Hawaii to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We were staying on [...]
A light and fluffy, slightly sweet round loaf of yeast bread with a Hawaiian twist.
Many of you are probably familiar with the round King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread you can buy in grocery stores. Did you know it's easy to make at home. You just make the dough, let it rest 15 minutes, shape it in to a round loaf and put it in a pie plate. After another 15 minutes resting time, you pop it in the oven u
A dark, rich, moist chocolate cupcake filled with luscious pastry cream and topped with whipped chocolate ganache. I dressed them up for St. Patrick's Day, but these decadent cupcakes would be perfect any time of year.
I've been dreaming up filled cupcake recipes ever since I bought a cupcake corer/plunger. I thought since St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday, now was the perfect time for a Boston
Comfort food with a St. Patrick's Day twist. Individual pot pies with a clover in the middle of a tender, flaky crust, hiding a chunky chicken and vegetable filling in a creamy white sauce.
My mom often cooked frozen pot pies when I was growing up. They were easy, filling and best of all cheap. It wasn't until after I got married I realized that they really weren't very tasty. I switched to th
It’s Girl Scout cookie time and I’m lovin’ all the recipes talented food bloggers have been creating using the cookies or incorporating the flavors of the cookies in new and creative desserts. My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Samoa. It’s a great combination of chocolate, coconut and caramel with a crunchy shortbread cookie. Last [...]
A sweet orange cream cheese cookie dough baked in a mini muffin tin, filled with cream cheese filling and drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate.
Sweet as Sugar Cookies is my Secret Recipe Club blog this month. Last month Lisa had Barbara Bakes for her Secret Recipe Club blog. She baked my Pumpkin Fantail Cinnamon Rolls, so I was excited to pick a recipe from her sweet site this month.
Thin, crispy, lightly salted crackers made from whole wheat flour are perfect for dipping or just eating the Toasted Whole Grain Crunch one right after the other.
Gooey honey bun sweet rolls dripping with a stick orange honey topping and crowned with pecans. These cinnamon roll style buns are filled with orange sugar and tart dried cranberries.
Sweet potato is the secret ingredient that makes this coffee cake super moist and delicious. It's also loaded with dried cranberries, topped with a crunchy almond crumb topping, then drizzled with a sweet icing. A delightful way to get your beta-carotene in the morning.
If you freeze lemon juice in ice cube trays, it's already measured for you and ready to use in recipes. Each cube equals 1 tablespoon of juice.
A moist and tender, better-for-you whole wheat carrot raisin muffin that tastes almost like carrot cake. A delicious way to start the morning.
A semi-sweet, heart-shaped chocolate bowl filled with a creamy vanilla bean cheesecake mousse topped with a sweet berry compote. An easy-to-make, impressive dessert to share with the ones you love this Valentine's Day.
Light and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes drizzled with raspberry syrup. The ricotta adds a rich, fluffy texture and combined with the beaten egg whites makes pancakes that are light as air.
A trifecta cookie is a combination of three popular cookies - chocolate chip, oatmeal and peanut butter cookies. It may sound over the top, but the ingredients blend together to make a cookie that is "amazing".
How to video showing how easy it is to make Easy Pizza Monkey Bread. It's a cross between pizza and buttery garlic rolls. Warning: it's hard to stop gobbling up bite after cheesy bite.
Recipe ideas for Super Bowl Sunday. I'm sharing my favorite Super Bowl recipes as well as links to hundreds of other great Super Bowl recipes.
A moist, delicious vanilla banana bread swirled together with rich chocolate banana bread. A fun twist on a traditional reduced fat banana bread.
I added a shortbread crumb crust to the rich coconut custard filling and topped it with vanilla bean whipped cream and toasted coconut.
Whole wheat pancakes made with coconut oil and lite coconut milk, topped with bananas in a caramel sauce and sprinkled with toasted coconut.
Crispy granola clusters with shredded coconut, almonds and three kinds of plump juicy raisins made with heart healthy coconut oil.
Large pasta shells filled with an extra cheesy version of spinach artichoke dip, topped with a quick marinara sauce and sprinkled with more cheese.