February Winner!

March 12, 2008 at 4:24 am | Posted in Winners | 14 Comments

I have baked myself silly over the last week or so and let me tell you, this was a hard decision.  I honestly liked everything I baked enough to make it again.  They were all ridiculously good.  Congrats ladies, you are all truly amazing cooks and you all did a fabulous job, but there can only be one winner.

And the winner is ….

Drum roll please

The Cinnamon French Toast Blondies made by Alicia over at The Girl Tastes.  These were just fantastic on every level.  Like Alicia says in her directions leave them undercooked … then start eating them right out of the pan and you won’t be able to stop!  I finished baking these around 10pm and between my hubby and I we had eaten 2/3rds of them before we went to bed.  I’m never one to eat more than one serving of the baked goods I make right off the bat, so for me to have multiple pieces means it must have been good.  They were chewy, they were cinnamony, they were perfection!

Congrats Alicia you are truly a Master Baker!


March Ingredient

March 7, 2008 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Challenges, Ingredient Announcements | 30 Comments

There were so many great ideas for March and while I loved all of the St. Patty’s Day ideas, I decided to take it in a different direction. I’m not so sure about the rest of the world, but in the US, the easter bunny brings the best candy. Halloween is just mini candy, valentines day you get conversation hearts and read hots, but easter is the mother load of great candy. From the beloved Peeps to jelly beans and Cadbury Creme eggs, Easter just has the best candy. That being said, the March ingredient is ….


All Easter candy is free game. The rules are the same as last time. My one request this month because I know there’s going to be temptation to do it, please don’t just stick a peep on top of something random you happen to bake 😛

For those of you outside of the US, I’m not sure if you have the easter bunny and easter candy don’t worry, there are options for you too. Jelly beans I’m told are available just about anywhere. I found a recipe for homemade peeps HERE and shaped chocolates made for kids will work too.

Because I’m going away the first weekend in April and won’t be able to get started baking anyway, you have until April 6th to get your entries in.  Have fun and good luck, I have a feeling this month could be very interesting!

February Round Up

March 6, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Posted in Round Ups | 28 Comments

Wow just wow! Who would have thought that my crazy little idea of a fun blog event would turn out this well! We had over 50 entries and every last one of them look absolutely amazing! Picking a winner is going to be hard because so far, everything I’ve made I’ve loved. My hubs thanks you all for your delicious treats. He is thoroughly enjoying is role as taste tester.

I just want to thank all of you for joining in on the fun, I’m giddy as a school girl that I got this many entries. I also want to thank you guys for putting up with the minor blips this month next month should go flawlessly. Special thanks to CB and Lemon Tartlet for their moral support (finding 30 entries at the last min requires moral support to remind you that you can get everything entered in a reasonable time frame) and their help getting the round up together. You girls rock!

Stay tuned, the March ingredient will be announced tomorrow (you’re going to love it) and the February winner will be posted early next week!

In an effort to not make this post a million miles long the entries are after the break (let me know if you think I should do it the other way … I’m indecisive and can’t decide)

Continue Reading February Round Up…


March 3, 2008 at 3:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

There are still a few hours left to go and we have over 50 entries!  I’m really floored guys this is amazing.  Now I do need to apologize.  I’ve tried to be very good about sending emails back and commenting on everyones blog because your entries truly are appreciated.  Over the last few days I noticed a few incoming links that I hadn’t got emails for and it was getting to the point where something seemed fishy.  Currently I have the Master Baker email address forwarding to my regular email and the problem with that is that I was completely unaware that my spam filter was eating a TON of entries.  When I say a ton I mean over 20 of you wonderful bakers haven’t received thank yous and I am unbelievably sorry.  I’m working on getting to everyone now so you should hear from me today or tomorrow.  I’m so sorry!

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