Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas

Savory. My blog ‘tagline’ promises sweet AND savory bakes but my sweet tooth takes over more times than not. But these empanadas, or hand pies as some people call them, were so popular at my son Adam’s Grad Party┬áthat I decided that it should be the next recipe that I type up and share. I’ll…

Dogs need treats too!

I think most people would agree that sleeping is more fun than baking. I would agree if I were a sleeper. I just don’t sleep much, even when I’m tired. My brain flicks on and wakes me up long before it should. And when my asthma flairs up like it has recently, I don’t sleep…

Lingonberry Curd and Whipped Filling for Doughnuts

I’m sick. Everyone in my house is sick. It’s been over a week and it just seems to be getting worse. I know we’ll get over it but, man, I’m sick of being sick! But even though I feel horrible and can’t breathe at all ( I have asthma and a simple cold kicks my…

Perfect Cranberry Cake

I love when I go to the grocery store and see bags of FRESH cranberries in the produce section. Once I see them, I know baking this cake (or multiple cakes) is on the horizon! It always goes on my Christmas trays of cookies, candies and treats. My husband LOVES this cake and waits all…

King Arthur Flour Bakealong

I’m off work this week but still have so much to do. To start, work keeps calling. I really want some time to just not think about work tight now but when they need help, I can’t really say no, can I?? So I am spending my time trying to finish decorating, prepping the baked…

Gingerbread for construction AND eating!

Making gingerbread houses before Christmas every year is a tradition for a lot of people. My kids don’t get into the construction of the houses but they have always LOVED to decorate them with all types of candy and colored royal icing. Their houses were always cute and colorful but, I’ll be honest…The first couple…

Portuguese Serradura

This blog is, first and foremost, about baking. Sharing recipes for all of my favorite treats and exploring flavors and textures and creating tasty and pretty baked goods.   But this blog is also about exploring cultures from around the world. That’s the ‘global’ part of Global Bakes. A lot of my recent posts have…

Oatmeal Nutters

Mmmmm, nutter butters. One of my favorite childhood treats. I love anything peanut butter but those crunchy pb cookies with pb filling could entice me to eat an entire package in a sitting and only feel mildly guilty. When I bought the beautiful Bouchon Bakery Cookbook and saw a recipe for homemade ‘Better Nutters’, I…

Melt in your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

I finally did it, guys. I’ve been holding out and holding on to summer for as long as I can. I’ve been baking with berries and peaches and anything that reminds me of summer. But it was time. I broke out the pumpkin. Resistance was futile, especially when I woke up the other day at…