Butter – butt-er why not?

Occasionally, I am absolutely seized by an overwhelming, out-of-the-blue urge to make a chocolate cake—a real cake, with two layers and chocolate frosting like the one Bruce Bogtrotter eats in Matilda, and big plans to eat fat slices cold from the fridge (which is the best way to eat chocolate cake, if you ask me). I […]

My Muffin Tips


I was the muffin and scone maker at my first bakery job, at age 17. I would pull into the parking lot around 2:30 a.m. each morning and get baking, so there would be fresh items ready when the bakery opened a few hours later. I baked thousands of muffins, and I figured out what […]

Cakes and Pies

fruit on cake

If you’re looking to try something new, one of the most exciting places to start is with regional dessert recipes. Below, we’ve rounded up some signature favorites — namely cakes and pies! — all of which have long-standing histories in select states or regions across the country. And all of them deserve a spot in […]

Cupcakes and Muffins

cupcakes and muffins

Let’s start by saying; cupcakes and muffins are very different. As a baker (and lover of all baked goods), I get bothered when people can’t tell the difference between cupcakes and muffins. Or even worse, believe that cupcakes and muffins are the same. No, cupcakes are cupcakes and muffins are muffins. Though it may be hard to pinpoint […]

My #1 Favourite Chocolate Cheesecake

The day has arrived! I’ve finally tried baking the recipe for chocolate cheesecake that I found on this recipe website here. I wanted to share the recipe for my favourite chocolate cheesecake! This thick and ultra-creamy chocolate cheesecake is one of the best things I’ve ever baked! It’s so smooth and creamy it melts in your mouth. […]