Orange-Vanilla Meringue Swirls

A little sweet, a little crispy and a little chewy. These Orange-Vanilla Meringue Swirls are a perfect little treat. It’s amazing what a few great ingredients can become when combined with simple techniques.They taste almost like one of those delightful orange creamsicles. Featured in a past issue of Martha Stewart Living, I’ve been looking forward to…

Let’s talk about granola

I love homemade granola. I’ve featured several here over the past few years. This Maple & Olive Oil Granola is my favorite. More importantly, it’s my husband Greg’s favorite. We enjoy it as cereal with a bit of milk in the morning and with some vanilla yogurt as a snack later in the day. I…

Have you met Dorie?

For my birthday this past December (the big 44 if anyone’s counting), my dear friend Michele gifted me a copy of Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook Dorie’s Cookies. To be fair, she did ask what I wanted, and this book was at the very top of my list. This wonderful, and that’s probably an understatment, cookbook…

Glazed Citrus Doodles

The weather has turned a bit cold, wet and gray, as of late. But who am I to complain after such an amazingly mild winter? To counter the gray, I turned to these bright and cheerful cookies from the May issue of Everyday Food magazine.  It’s their riff on the cookie-favorite, snickerdoodle.  Here, they’ve swapped…

Maple Pumpkin Granola

If you’re a long-time follower of the blog, you know that I have a thing for granola. Well, homemade granola, that is. To be honest, I don’t know why people buy it in the store. It’s insanely easy to make, I think even Greg could rock a batch. Remember his guest post? The other benefit….

Candy Corn Krispie Treats

Halloween, not exactly one of my favorite holidays. It never has been. Well, except for the flood of fun-sized packets of Skittles, Starbursts and Sweetarts. Yes, I have a very real addiction to fruity-flavored confections that begin with an S. There are a couple of other things that I really love about this time of…

Molasses Ginger Crisps

What do you do when you’ve got four strangers replacing six windows in your house? If you’re like me, you bake cookies. Lots of cookies. Three months after The Great Hail Storm of Independence Day, we finally got our broken windows replaced. I kept my self busy baking Molasses Ginger Crisps while the guys got…

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

If you’ve followed my blog, you know that I have a special place in my foodie heart for anything snickerdoodle. The cookie, amazing. Snickerdoodle blondies, always a great hit. Snickerdoodle Krispie Treats, who knew? In fact, when we adopted Ted last December, the rescue had named him Snickerdoodle. We briefly considered keeping the name, but…

Dill Pickles

  Year two of making my own dill pickles and entering them in the Downtown Akron Partnership Pickle Contest. Last year, I won second place in the dill pickle category. This year, I’m going for the gold, or is it the green? I’m sticking with the adapted recipe from Martha Stewart that I used last…

Beef Bourguignon

Today marks Julia Child’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, I’ve gone back in my archives to February 2010 to reintroduce you to the Everyday Food magazine version of her classic Beef Bourguignon. I’ve wanted to make this since seeing Julie & Julia. A pretty easy version was recently featured on the PBS series Everyday Food and…

Rocky Road Brownies

News flash! While celebrating Marshmallow Week, I think I’ve found the perfect brownie recipe. The brownie layer at the base of these Rocky Road Brownies is amazing. It’s a from-scratch-recipe that only used one bowl to come together. That fact alone, would make these brownies great. They’re a dense, rich and fudgy brownie. Baked for…

Snickerdoodle Krispie Treats with Cinnamon Frosting

As we continue to celebrate Marshmallow Week here at Made By Mike, I’d like to reintroduce you to one of my original recipes from back in February of last year. The sweet and crunchy Snickerdoodle Krispie Treat. Rice Krispie Treats, great just as they are. Even better when the recipe is tweaked just a tad….