The BEST Ginger Salad Dressing/Marinade

The BEST Ginger Salad Dressing/Marinade

Years ago when I was married we used to go to this Japanese restaurant in London every once in a while.  The place was great and super fun… Teppanyaki … delicious food and this TO DIE FOR amazing salad dressing which I LOVE.  They even bottled it so you could buy it to take home… which I would. Continue reading

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Crazy Frosting

FrostingThe reason I call this crazy frosting is that it has no icing sugar in it so it slightly defies the laws of frosting/icing! (If there are any…)

I Googled “frosting for ice cream cake”  and someone had posted a link on a forum to this recipe that was on http://www.tastykitchen.com … on there it was called “The best frosting I’ve ever tasted”… and yep, it’s pretty good…

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Pie Crust

Beth the Baker - PiesAs I’ve mentioned, my Grandmother had a huge influence on my cooking.. But then again, so did my mother.  Particularly the art of the pie crust.

My mother baked pretty much every day when I was growing up as my father had a fondness for dessert with every meal.  He even had one of those triangular Tupperware containers in order to take his “lunch pie”.  Breakfast pie, lunch pie,  then pie for dessert after supper.  Not to mention his evening snack of ice cream…. You think he’d be a large man, but no, he was very active and likely has a great metabolism… which I did not inherit. Continue reading

Homemade Farmer’s Cheese

Homemade Farmer's CheeseI researched how to make Farmer’s Cheese for my Grandmother’s Cheese Dumpling Recipe. Super simple to make and delicious.  Great for baking or just eating with crackers! TOTALLY making this to use in my next lasagna! It’s slightly different than ricotta, which has cream as well as milk and isn’t quite as dry.. I’ll post that recipe later… Continue reading

Out of Eggs? Here are some substitutes!

Egg Substitutes - Beth Warren the BakerThe other day I was baking when I realized that I was out of eggs!  I was going to run to the corner store to grab some, except I had already put the baking powder in (D’OH!) and needed to act fast.  I knew there were a bunch of different “fixes” for the no egg problem… looked them up and thought I’d share! In addition – great way to make recipes vegan by omitting the egg and using margarine instead of butter (when necessary). Continue reading