Tag Archives: Baking

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

16 Sep

I love chocolate chip cookies, but they have to be perfect. They must have the right amount of chip to cookie, they must be crispier on the edges and they must have a softer gooey center. I don’t like “fluffy” chocolate chip cookies, they need substance, like this skillet cookie.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by My Polka Dot Apron

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad Ice Cream

12 Sep

Strawberry pretzel salad is one of my absolute favorite summer desserts – it’s cool and creamy paired with sweet and salty. This is a winning combination. Here in WV, we’ve been having a seriously hot summer and the obvious cure for hot summers is ice cream. I have a great ice cream maker, but I didn’t want to drag it out for this recipe. I had made vanilla ice cream before without an ice cream maker, so I figured strawberry would not be too different. This recipe is great for making ice cream in the freezer.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Ice Cream by My Polka Dot Apron

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Sunday Brunch | Peach Pie

16 May

Okay, so this is a little late, but I’ve been so busy with my photography. However, I’m back now!

Sunday brunch always needs something sweet – whether it be the beverages or the desserts – it’s just not complete without a little something sugary. I love anything that involves peaches – cobbler, ice cream (to-die-for), fruit and of course pie. Before I started my quest of healthier eating and eradicating preservatives from my life, my peaches came from a can. They were orange. Imagine my surprise when I cut into this pie and those peaches were pink and yellow! They were gorgeous, flavorful and fresh – real peaches are not that scary orange color. Who would have thought it?

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White Chocolate Chip Cookies

10 May

Baking is therapeutic for me and sometimes the urge to bake overwhelms me. I was standing in front of my kitchen cabinets opening and closing them repeatedly hoping that maybe I would find what I was hoping to make. The options were limited, but I needed to make something to get my mind off the fact the finals grades hadn’t been released yet and a certain accounting class was weighing on my mind. I finally reached into the depths of my baking drawer and found a bag of white chocolate chips – they were expiring soon – it was a sign from the gods.

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Biscuit Donuts

2 May

I’ve had a recent obsession with donuts lately. I blame it on my other obsession with trying to travel to Portland, OR. The other day the Travel Channel was featuring Portland, so of course I had to watch. They have the most amazing little place there – VooDoo Donuts.

Now, I come from a town where something like VooDoo donuts would be chased out by a good hand full  of the town’s people with a torch and pitchfork. These donuts definitely caught my attention and I instantly wanted to make them. I’ve never made donuts before, so I also wanted to try something simple. Biscuit donuts were my answer.

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Sunday Brunch | Caramel Cinnamon French Toast Bake

30 Apr

If French Toast met Cinnamon Rolls and they fell in love and had a child – it would be this. It’s basically a breakfast bread pudding, but this could probably be served for a dessert too, and no one would hold it against you.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

27 Apr

I have a soft spot for cupcakes. I also have a soft spot for snickerdoodles, so when I saw these beauties on Pinterest – I knew I had to try them. When I was little, my nan used to make the best snickerdoodles – ever. Mine never turn out quite the same and I highly doubt they ever will. But food always tastes better when someone else made it, right?

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