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 been…

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…

Holding on to summer!

I’m not ready. The calendar just switched over to October, there is a chill in the air when I let the dogs out in the morning and the sun doesn’t even peak over the horizon until 7 am.  All signs that winter is fast approaching. So I decided to make ice cream. Not just ice…

3am Biscotti, take two!

I wrote about my early morning baking HERE. You can find my recipe at that link for Chai Spiced Biscotti, which is adapted from Johnny Iuzzini’s recipe. So, without further ado, here is the second Biscotti recipe from this morning – Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate. Enjoy! Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate Biscotti Makes about…

3 am Biscotti

An easy recipe, quick to whip up and so easy to change up the flavors!

Brown Butter

I have fallen in love. Of course, I fell in love with my adorable husband, Jamie, almost 23 years ago and it has been magical.  But my new love has consumed me.  It’s all I can think about!  I need this new love day and night and in everything I do. My new love is…

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have always loved chocolate chip cookies – I mean, who doesn’t?  But everyone has their own idea of what ‘perfect’ is when it comes to cookies. I love a chocolate chip cookie that is thick and soft and chewy with plenty of chocolate chips but also enough cakey dough to hold it all together…