Author Archives: genkinaonna

Tuesdays with Dorie: Hungarian Shortbread

I’m trying really hard to get my family into the mindset of eating seasonally.  I’d love to say it’s solely because I want my family to be in tune with the natural world, or because I try to eat locally, … Continue reading

Posted in Baking with Julia | 3 Comments

Tuesdays with Dorie: Pizza Rustica

Short and sweet post, I’ve been crazy busy with cake-age and getting back into the swing of things with school post-spring break.  I’m actually cheating, I made this recipe about a year ago, and luckily I took a picture!  Hooray … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tuesdays with Dorie: Rugelach

I used to be a “by the book” baker.  I’ve always loved baking, but for the longest time, I wouldn’t deviate from the written words on the page, as if they were handed down from the culinary gods on high, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

February Daring Baker Challenge: Quick Bread

I’d like to preface this post by saying I’m strongly pro-carb and pro-gluten.  That being said, I’m all about going with the least processed options when it comes to my food, and I do love to experiment.  So when a … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Daring Bakers | Leave a comment

French Fridays with Dorie: Not Quite Nutella Tartine

You know what’s the coolest thing about participating in a cooking club?  Getting out of your comfort zone and getting over any cooking hangups you have.  For example, when I was in culinary school (for baking, mind you) I had … Continue reading

Posted in FFwD | 13 Comments

Tuesdays With Dorie Week One: White Bread

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make you truly happy.  You know, dumb things like thinking you’re out of toilet paper and then turning around and seeing another roll on the tank behind you.  Or wrapping up in … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Baking with Julia | 5 Comments

Inaugural Post: The Whys and Wherefores…

Welcome to the new blog!  I’m jumping to this one as I broaden the scope of my blogging.  The name comes from the idiom “making a virtue out of necessity,”  which in my mind, is all about taking joy in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment