Cheesy Buttermilk Scone Recipe

For some reason I’ve always harbored a fair amount of scone-dislike. Some part of my brain always associated scones with a drier, less-tastier biscuit. Biscuits I love – they come with gravy, or butter and honey; they’re soft and flaky! Scones? You smile at them politely and wait for something better to show up on […]

Bacon Week 2015: Steamed Bacon Dumplings

Ever heard of steamed pork dumplings? These are one and the same! Except the pork in question is, of course, bacon. For the last day of Bacon Week I got to try another new recipe – dumplings! I’ve never steamed anything other than vegetables before (and them almost always in the microwave, not over the […]

Bacon Week 2015: Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

For this year’s Bacon Week, I am contributing my experience with this Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake. After having done Bacon Week for several years, the recipes start to kind of look the same and fall into two categories: “crazy to pull off technically/oh god why” or “something you regularly make just with added bacon.” For […]

Browned Butter Red Velvet Brownies

O, brownies – truly, you are the easiest of the desserts. You toss dry ingredients together, you melt some butter, you mix, you bake, you eat. So simple – why would anyone want to change who you are? Oh that’s right – TO MAKE THEM EVEN BETTER! It’s time to bring back brown butter, guys…and […]

Bacon Week 2014: Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Welcome back to Bacon Week – today we have something that was a little more experimental than yesterday’s bacon-wrapped asparagus: bacon cinnamon rolls! I had a lot of fun with this recipe, although to be perfectly frank it did not turn out quite as well as I was hoping.  I know I say this every year […]

Grandma G’s Kolache – Take 2!

A few years ago (3, in fact!) I took it upon myself to re-create my Grandma’s kolache recipe.  For details you can read the post itself; get some edumacation! But one thing conspicuously missing from that post was how the kolache itself actually turned out.  The answer?  Enhhhh…. >.> So this week I made it […]

Self-Rising Flour & Dumplings

I made it back to Atlanta Monday night via a long bus ride (13 hours!), and woke up the next morning to a chilly and damp Tuesday.  And what’s better for dinner on a cold rainy day than stew? …and what’s better than stew, than stew and dumplings? That’s right – I can’t think of anything […]

Gingerbread Roll Cake

Hello friends!  Happiest of pre-Thanksgivings to you (of the American variety, that is)! For the past few years I’ve done the “Thanksgiving Dessert Bonanza” here at n00bcakes, but this year, for the first time in a long time, my Thanksgiving is not being held in my home state of Georgia.  Instead, it’s being held in […]

Trick-Or-Treat Cupcake Recipe

You didn’t think I’d just do that lame round-up post for Halloween recipes did you? Actually, I did for awhile. >.>  But in the end I decided to damn the torpedoes (and my removed wisdom teeth – good times) to try an idea that popped into my head.  This one in particular, there being Halloween […]

Halloween Dessert Recipe Round-Up

Typically I find round-up posts silly (and maybe even a bit self-serving), but now that I actually have enough recipes to have one of my own, BRING ON THE DESSERTS! Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing Fancy some cookies?  Try out these chocolate sugar cookies with royal icing!  They’re a total pain, but with a […]

Funfetti Cookie Recipe

During my minimalism escapade (that is, of course, ongoing) I came across a lot of the various food decoration paraphernalia I’ve collected over the years, one of which was, of course, sprinkles (or “jimmies” if you’re from the northeast). A lot of sprinkles. >.> What’s more is that they were 90% seasonal sprinkles for Halloween […]

WeddSplosion II Update!

I bet you almost forgot this was happening, didn’t you? I know that I sure did! It suddenly occurred to me last week that the time to practice baking wedding cakes was getting shorter.  In fact, I have approximately one month left for cake-baking, frosting-making, and decoration decisions until my brother’s wedding.  Suddenly I found […]

Lemon Tea Cookie Recipe

Hellooooo my darlings!  It’s been awhile, but you know what?  IT’S MY BLOG I CAN DO WHAT I WANT! …but no really I’m sorry it’s been so long.  So many things going on!  But here.  Here’s an apology for my absence: These aren’t particularly pretty to look at, but these things are good – especially […]

Mile High Chocolate Pie

Chocolate pie in the skyyyyyyyy, I can eat twice as hiiiiiiiiiigh! Take a look!  It’s on your fork! It’s Mile-High Chocolate Piiiiiiiiiiie! It really makes me mad that these pictures didn’t come out better…but c’est la vie!  As usual, the next time is simply an opportunity for improvement. Anyway, pie! Pie is actually not my […]