Crumb-ing to the Rescue: Crumb Cake

Crumb Cake

Friends and family think of me as a “guru” when it comes to baking. I’m usually the person they look to when they have a question or — more often — when they need someone to whip up a yummy dessert. I quite enjoy being the go-to baker in my circle, and I’m always up… more »

TRB Takes the Left Coast

Ghiardelli Ice Cream

After spending the past six days in California, I can honestly say I have a newfound appreciation for the “left” coast. In fact, this New York girl, who last visited in 1985, did not want to leave! Amazing beaches, coastal highways, weather — oh, the weather! — and, of course, the food all led me… more »

Special Guest Post: Peanut Butter Pound Cake S’mores

Peanut Butter Pound Cake S

While TRB has had a full schedule lately, special guest poster, Laura of Style, She Wrote., brings us the perfect recipe for these hot summer nights — Peanut Butter Pound Cake S’mores. Not only does this recipe incorporates two favorite flavors — chocolate and peanut butter — perhaps, the best benefit is that there’s no… more »

The Best Thing I Ever Made: Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

I know, I know. You’ve heard this one before. It’s not the first time I’ve introduced a recipe claiming it is the best thing I ever made. I’m not one to cry wolf, though. I promise. It’s just, well, I had never made this one before and it seriously takes the cake. (See what I… more »

Love is as Sweet as Pie

Mini Apple Pie

Nothing says “I love you” like a slice of pie. Well, maybe diamonds and a week-long beach getaway to a remote island do too. However, we are on pie today. While planning a bridal shower for my sister, Laura, my mom, younger sister and I brainstormed “themes” to best celebrate our awesome bride-to-be. One of… more »