Ellen

We met while working for the State of California and both enjoy baking and researching new recipes. Ellen is the "exact cook" while Jacqueline is the "wing-it cook," a great compliment. We enjoy baking as a stress-releiver as well as a great way to balance our creative sides with our technical working lives.

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Recipe: Brandied apple pie with cheddar crumb topping

Mar 14, 2012
Recipe: Brandied apple pie with cheddar crumb topping

It's Pi Day!  We are happy to be participating in an annual holiday that only math geeks may appreciate...Today is 3.14...Get it?  Pi Day!  In case you were wondering, Pi ( π or 3.14159265...) is the number that is derived when you...

Recipe: Shamrock sugar cookies with whiskey and Baileys frosting

Mar 10, 2012
Recipe: Shamrock sugar cookies with whiskey and Baileys frosting

Moist and soft, green-tinted, whiskey-infused sugar cookies with smooth Baileys frosting...Wearing o' the green never looked so good!These are my favorite sugar cookies and are mildly adapted from my favorite cookie book, Cookie Mania.  It is out ...

Recipe: Luck O’ The Irish cupcakes with vodka and crème de menthe

Mar 2, 2012
Recipe: Luck O’ The Irish cupcakes with vodka and crème de menthe

GO IRISH!!St. Patrick's Day will soon be here and these chocolate and mint cupcakes would do him proud!  Light and full of flavor.  And, okay, I admit it: there is no Irish whiskey in these, but the GREEN is amazing and so are the m...

Recipe: Cheddar mustard beer bread

Feb 24, 2012
Recipe: Cheddar mustard beer bread

I always say that, "I can't make bread to save my life!"  Thank goodness there is a Nugget Market close by...But, after last weekend, I sure can make BEER bread!  I changed things up a bit and switched my usual BIWB emphasis on the sweet for ...

Recipe: Peppermint Patty cake

Feb 11, 2012
Recipe: Peppermint Patty cake

Pin It Peppermint and Chocolate and Coffee...How bad can that be?In just a few days, it will be Valentine's Day.  I'll be honest, it's my least favorite holiday.  I know, it's ~really~ not about hearts and flowers and being someone's special ...

Recipe: Limoncello-lemon upside down cake

Feb 4, 2012
Recipe: Limoncello-lemon upside down cake

Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C in a Cake!Lemons are every where right now, on the trees, in stores, in cocktails, and on baking blogs.  This recipe comes from two sources: Nestle® and A Girl and Her Fork, a fellow Sactown blogger.  I...

Recipe: Caramel pumpkin bourbon cake

Jan 27, 2012
Recipe: Caramel pumpkin bourbon cake

   Amazingly moist with just the right splash of bourbon for a cold or rainy January day.Bottoms Up!I found the basis for this recipe on My Mother's Apron Strings, a wonderful baking blog created by my friend, Susan.  I me...

Recipe: Carrot rum cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Jan 15, 2012
Recipe: Carrot rum cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

 I've wanted to make a booze-infused goodie using one of the cake mixes I have squirreled away in my cupboard.  I generally don't get a chance to use mixes much anymore, but I'm a fan of their great flavor, ease of use, consistent results, te...

Recipe: Hard cider apple pie

Jan 10, 2012
Recipe: Hard cider apple pie

 Warm, crunchy, cinnamoney goodness all in one bite.  I just couldn't wait any longer to sample this last night.  I made this pie as my dad was coming over for dinner and to do some handy work.  He's a furniture/cabinet maker, and h...

Recipe: Cucidati, Italian X cookies with figs and chocolate

Jan 1, 2012
Recipe: Cucidati, Italian X cookies with figs and chocolate

Everything just seem better when there are Sprinkles!! Soft pockets of sweet dough surrounding moist fig filling full of complex flavors.  All this in a cookie?  If you've been following BIWB, you know that this is the cookie tha...



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