• Biscuits/cookies

    Praline Biscuits

    This is another straightforward recipe for a slightly crunchy, slightly chewy, nutty biscuit. Praline Biscuits. And yet another recipe that Little Miss Traybakes (and her braces) can’t taste-test for me, as they contain nuts. I suppose I could have tried…

  • Christmas

    Homemade Mincemeat

    The warm, spiced scent of homemade mincemeat spreading through the kitchen is one of those evocative smells of Christmas baking. Living in the US, mincemeat isn’t always easy to find in the shops. And if you do, there certainly isn’t…

  • Traybakes

    Crunch & Crumble Bars

    It’s definitely Fall here in New England. The leaves are turning a beautiful range of autumnal colors, we’ve continued our family tradition of going apple picking at a local orchard and we’ve been baking appropriate treats like these Crunch &…

  • No-Bake Traybakes,  Traybakes

    No-Bake Peanut Crunch

    The Traybakes Family has returned from vacation and while recovering from jet lag, we’re still getting over the fact that the weather at home was (almost!) as warm as the weather we get in the summer here in Massachusetts! So,…

  • Traybakes

    Butterscotch Squares Traybake

    This Butterscotch Squares Traybake recipe is essentially a recipe for Blondies. However, when I was a child, I’m not sure I would have known what a Blondie was, so Butterscotch Squares seems much more descriptive! It’s another easy bake, just…

  • Traybakes

    Alice Cakes

    I have multiple recipes for Alice Cakes, but I don’t remember eating these growing up. But there are many recipes I have encountered that are unfamiliar to me, that’s one of the pleasures of baking for this blog, I get to…

  • No-Bake Traybakes

    Wonder Bites

    This is another remarkably simple recipe.  Chopped nuts, cherries and coconut, covered in chocolate.  There is a little bit of coffee essence in the recipe, but to be honest, I didn’t notice a discernible coffee taste from these Wonder Bites. Well,…

  • Christmas Pudding ice cream and an ice cream scoop
    Christmas,  Dessert

    Iced Christmas Pudding

    We’re feeling very festive here in the Traybakes’ household. Little Miss Traybakes decorated our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already had a few snowfalls. And our mission to introduce mince pies to the Americans continues. It’s mostly been…

  • Traybakes

    Yum Yum Cakes

    This was a new traybake for me, but at the same time there is something familiar about it.  Perhaps I have eaten it in the past or maybe it’s just the combination of ingredients.  Or maybe the meringue layer made…