How to Decorate Easter Cakes and Cupcakes

by Gretchen Price on March 24, 2014

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I have shown several different ideas already for how to decorate Easter Cakes and Cupcakes on my youtube videos ; but I figured why not make it easy and combine all the techniques and specialty items you may need for this fun project, right here! In one convenient page! Keep in mind the type of [...]

Do I sift the flour before or after I measure?

by Gretchen Price on March 23, 2014

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Ah, the most asked question, “Do I sift the flour before or after I measure?” And then the most repeated answer I give: “If you are using the far more superior method of measuring with by using a SCALE you will never have to worry when to sift because air does not weight anything, therefore your [...]

Italian Easter Wheat Pie

by Gretchen Price on March 19, 2014

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The Italian Easter Wheat Pie, also known as Pastiera Napoletana di Grano. I had no experience with this Italian tradition before I bought the bakery; but now that I found myself in a very “Italian neighborhood” I had a tall order ahead of me for my first Easter as the new owner of the Woodland [...]

Pignoli Cookies Recipe

by Gretchen Price on March 18, 2014

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This simple Italian-American cookie known as the Pignoli Cookie is a delicate almond macaroon topped with Pine Nuts, hence the name “Pignoli” in Italian. I have seen many variations on Pignoli Cookies, some with the inclusion of flour. I leave the flour OUT of my recipe not only because I do not see the need [...]

Beer Cupcakes

by Gretchen Price on March 15, 2014

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What other way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with rich, dark luscious Chocolate Beer Cupcakes!? Most people eat cupcakes just for the icing, but I find that this cupcake recipe can stand alone.  As we all know, that is no easy task for a cupcake!  But trust me, once you take a bite of this rich, moist chocolate [...]