Episode 28.5: May Bonus Episode

Our hosts start this short bonus episode with memories of their Secret Santa experience, but quickly move on to more pleasant topics by reviewing their Texas Sheet Cake that was introduced in Episode 28. Andrea enjoyed the old-fashioned look of the recipe from a community cookbook, as well as the simplified style of the recipe […]

Episode 26: When is a Pie Actually a Cake?

The arrival of fresh rhubarb in the market is keeping Stefin and Andrea hopeful that spring is right around the corner, despite the continuing rain in the Pacific Northwest. Andrea’s baked up Kate McDermott’s Rhuberry Bluebarb pie and Joy the Baker’s Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb pie which her husband declared “the best pie ever.” Andrea wonders […]

Episode 5: Fruitcake and Eggnog

While sipping petite portions of their homemade eggnog (which is creamy and delicious and worth every bit of effort and time spent waiting for it to cure) Stefin and Andrea recap their Thanksgiving desserts — including Stefin’s store-bought pumpkin-gingerbread pie, and Andrea’s Italian-themed pumpkin-gingerbread semifreddo. While both were delicious, they agree that sometimes the classics […]

Episode 4.5: Bonus Episode

Stefin and Andrea get together for a quick chat about the Listener’s favorite cakes, starting with Erin and Valerie’s coconut cake. Andrea raves about her latest find, a vintage Ransberg cake tin, which she loves because of the square shape. Beth Anne recommends an orange genoise cake, while Betty and Judy went with the classic […]

Episode 4: Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake

Still giddy from a rare in-person pre-production meeting, Andrea and Stefin waste no time launching into the episode with a debate about homemade vs. store-bought pumpkin pie, topical since Stefin’s husband has controversially suggested purchasing an (admittedly delicious-sounding) pumpkin pie with gingerbread crust from Seattle’s Dahlia Bakery. Andrea lets Stefin (and listeners) know the secrets […]