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For years, I have served as a useful source to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our world. I founded The New Bake with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and I have been at it ever since. Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out if you would like for us to share a recipe or Chef based story!

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Baking has been a passion for me for a long time.  The good part of it is, is that all of the concepts shown and given by  other chefs and cooks, home cook or restaurant  begins to come together. With practice you will see how the primary beginnings lead you to the perfection in how it looks and tastes!  I have had my own snap-poo's over the years and every single one of these experiences taught me something and I love to share these experiences with you.  I made a point of doing my research and the pertinent question of, "What went wrong or how can I make this better?". This became a study of the culinary everyday for me.  I watched every available program at the time, read hundreds of cookbooks of all kind's of cuisine,  periodicals and magazines that tell us about food and how it's made.  The more instruction the better is what I say!  

Fresh Is Always Better


When baking, the fresher the ingredient's the better.  Always check your dates and how long your flour has been on the pantry shelf.  Nothing worse than old flour and the sour taste it will give to your baked and savory foods. Fresh flour has a slight nutty aroma. You also want your butter bought this week.  Old butter is going to taste like the fridge.  Who want's onion flavors in their pastry? Yeast, whether store bought or purchased online should be stored in a good air tight container or zip top freezer quality baggy. I always place my flour, sugar, confectioner sugar and brown sugar in individual large glass containers to keep them fresh and free of any pests that might be eyeing it. Fresh whole milk and full fat cream cheese and sour cream's are what is called for in baking, unless otherwise directed.  Otherwise, texture and how moist the baked good is will not be the same.  If you do not mind the differences, using lower fat milk such as 2% (the lowest I would go in any recipe) will give a good result but not the same result.  When a recipe advises to bring eggs or buttermilk to room temperature , soften the butter or cream cheese, it's good to to follow the recipes directions.  You will be happy that you did.  Egg's, Buttermilk and cream cheese will come to proper temperature in about 30 minutes and butter can come to proper temperature within 10 minutes.  In the meantime you can get your oven heating up during this wait and measure out your dry ingredients.  I consider for there to be "no fires burning" during baking. You cannot the rush the baking or cooking process. So take your time and enjoy the visual process of seeing your ingredients come together and the "rise" of your baking transforming into something beautiful. 


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I believe that every recipe is unique and special and deserves the time to be looked over as such.  The best part of this entire process for me now is creating my own original recipes and authoring my own cookbook's or sharing a new recipe with you!  Recipe's of which you will find on this site or two other's.

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French Rustic Crusted Bread

The Chocolate Cake

The Chocolate Cake

Spicy Espresso Date Cake with a Cinnamon and Spice Buttercream Frosting

Dates take the Cake in this one and if you love Gingerbread you will love this one!

Lemon, Lemon, Lemon Pound Cake

A Ritz Carlton Original given a Tonini twist with a fresh squeezed lemon glaze.

Apple Pie Bread

All the delishousness found in apple pie baked inside a sweet bread. It truly taste like a slice of apple pie!

Giving Thanks Holiday Pumpkin Pie

Giving Thanks Holiday Pumpkin Pie!

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Texas Pecan Holiday Pie

Tres Leches Birthday Cake

Tres Leches Birthday Cake Cake (Three Milk Cake) taken from traditional single layer cake to a 2 layer cake.

Lemon Blueberry Muffin's

Lemon Blueberry Muffin's

Strawberries and Cream's Cake

Strawberries and Cream's Cake Vanilla cake with Heavy whipped cream and cream cheese's with strawberries.

Holiday Twist Rolls

Holiday Twist Rolls Delicious yeast roll made with butter and eggs in a twist design

Cake Box Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cake Box Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The ever popular Oreo Birthday Cake 2021and with the addition of chocolate Oreo filling (original recipe)

Chocolate Babka Bread with Pecan's and Cinnamon

Chocolate Babka Bread with cinnamon and nuts

Artisan Top It With Everything Bread

Artisan Top It With Everything French Bread

Holiday Monkey Bread

Holiday Monkey Bread A Pillsbury made favorite!

From The Press


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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe from 'Ross and Stephanie Tonini's Family Cookbook' by Stephanie and Ross Tonini.

5 Star's 5,694 Rating's

   "I have been making this recipe for several years and still can't get enough of it!  It is my husbands favorite dish (in fact, I'm pretty sure this is why he married me!) and he requests it constantly..." GottaFeedYa!



German Apple Dapple Cake

  "Excellent and Moist.  I'll add walnuts next time."

                                                                   Glen Fredericks

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