Homemade Sweet Orange Marmalade (Not the bitter type!)


I’ve never been a fan of traditional British Style (bitter) marmalade made from Seville Oranges (Citrus aurantium).  And here in California, very few people like bitter marmalade… so making a batch to give away as gifts is often met with an, “Um… no thanks.” In the last year, I’ve spent a lot of time trying [...]

“GingerDead Men” Sugar Cookies (rolled sugar cookies using cookie stamps)

"GingerDead Men" Cookies made with cookie cutter/stamper

While I was browsing Amazon.com for Christmas gifts this year… I came across something I just HAD to have!  The “GingerDead Men” Cookie Cutter & Stamper combination, by Fred.  I figured this would make an interesting departure from the regular (boring) sugar cookies that I make with star or tree cookie cutters.  The cookie cutter/stamper [...]

Glazed Orange Bundt Cake (baking with decorative bundt pans)


A few weeks ago, I was browsing the aisles at Target, and I found these super cute Nordicware mini bundt pans, the “Bundt Duet” (see the image below, right).  With a total capacity of 5 cups of batter (2.5 cups per mini bundt), and at about $30 per pan… (with a little bit of hesitation) [...]

Hawaiian Bread Rolls (King’s Hawaiian Bread Copycat Recipe)

Hawaiian Bread Rolls

I’ve been looking for a recipe to replicate the famous sweet and soft King’s Hawaiian Rolls.  I think I finally found it!  The addition of pineapple juice and sugar add a wonderful sweetness and impart a tenderness to the finished rolls. You can eat them warm, straight out of the pan.  Or, try my favorite: [...]