7 Tips For New Bread Bakers

7 Things I wish I'd Known When I started Baking Bread

Bread baking can be tricky sometimes but once you get the hang of it, it’s one of the most satisfying baking projects out there. Here are 7 tips for new bread bakers that I wish I’d known when I first started making bread. This post contains some affiliate links which helps keep me in sugar. Thanks for your support! My … Read More

Baking Powder Vs. Baking Soda

What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

Reader Question: Hi H! Technical question: how come some of your recent cookies don’t have baking powder or baking soda? These are ingredients I almost always find in cookies. Cookies don’t really “rise”, but what do these ingredients do? Or, written another way, what would happen if I made this recipe and added one or the other one in? Baking … Read More

7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I first Started Baking and Decorating Cake

7 things I wish I'd known when I started decorating cake

Learning how to bake and decorate cake is tricky. Here are seven things that I wish I had known when I first started decorating cake! This post may contain affiliate links which help keep me in flour and sugar.  Thank you for your support.  Baking and decorating cake is one of my favorite creative outlets.  It’s the time where I … Read More

How to quickly soften butter (without melting it)

Stack of softened butter on a red checked cloth

    There is this spot on my counter where I leave my butter to warm when I have it intended for a baking project.  But sometimes (many times) I will have an itch to bake something without previous planning.  The trouble with that is that my butter is cold.  Can you cream cold butter?  No.  In fact, I actually … Read More

Trail Food Tip: Write Your Recipe On The Bag

A quick backpacking tip: write your recipe in Sharpie on the outside of the baggie that stores your ingredients.  That way you don’t have to rely on your memory in the woods and you don’t have to pack any paper.