March 14 is known as "Pi Day" worldwide, but not the kind you eat. Instead Pi is a mathematical constant that people honour one day a year by eating – what else – pie! Here are two popular "Pi" recipes for your sweet tooth fix: pecan and custard.
This recipe is studded with nuts, but you can substitute chocolate chips or just make a plain brownie. Store-bought ones are no match for warm brownies out of your oven, filling the air with the smell of chocolate and costing half as much.
Try this sheet cake. It's a fresh, delectable cake for half the price of what's found in the store, and when baked at home from scratch, has much more flavour and texture than any cake mix bought pre-packaged.
Trying out a new recipe isn't as easy as mixing all the ingredients and popping them in the oven. You have to make sure you have the proper bakeware on hand. Here's a list of essential pieces for the home baker.
Most scones are made with loads of butter and heavy cream. This recipe skips the cream, cuts way back on the butter, and uses low-fat buttermilk and an egg for richness and flavour without all the fat and calories.
Everyone loves a good oatmeal cookie. There's a secret ingredient in these: canned beans! They do a superb job of standing in for butter, and no one will notice the difference. Dried apricots contrast beautifully with dark chocolate, while toasted nu
Usher in spring the traditional way: by baking a daffodil cake. This fragrant, delicate sponge cake has swirls of yellow and white in every slice, and is a festive, healthy treat with a light orange flavour. Here's how to make it.