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Laurie Bakke's Cookbook

Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook On Sale!!! Buy one today for only $30.00!

The cookbook is the  perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and the chef in your life!!   Visit any retail stores listed or go to and purchase online for only $30.00! We have packed up everything from the holidays and the tree is finally down.  It was a great season!  It is time to move on to the next  holiday […]

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Star Anise | Laurie Bakke's Kitchen

Spicy Time with Star Anise

What spice is deliciously complex — sweet, mellow, and woodsy, with a warming kick? If you said star anise, kudos for culinary know-how! Star anise is a pointed seedpod that has been used in Chinese cooking for centuries. The spice amplifies the flavor of everything it is added to. Gourmets all over the world are […]

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Irish Cheddar and Stout Fondue

Fondue for a Cozy Night

Fondue is an ideal opener for parties, get-togethers and family dinners. Delicious, fun to make and simple to prepare, it is no wonder that fondue is back in style. It is not necessary to serve fondue in a fondue pot; a warmed ceramic bowl could work nicely. However, I do think every family should have […]

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Simmering Holiday Potpourri

While shopping this week, I came across cinnamon scented pine cones that smelled fabulous! Rather than purchasing them, I decided to make my own simmering potpourri that can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. It’s so simple, and there really are no set rules. Use what you love, whether dried flowers, spices, essential oils or […]

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