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Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

You don't have to be Irish to love Irish soda bread. A typical definition of an Irish soda bread states ...

Teaching Puff Pastry at Different Drummer’s Kitchen

The class I taught at Different Drummer's Kitchen was FANTASTIC!!! Everyone had a wonderful time getting right into the dough, ...

Celebrating My Husband’s Birthday with Molten Chocolate Cake

My husband's birthday was yesterday, and I wanted to have a special meal to celebrate. Of course, it was a ...

Show Some Chocolate Truffle Love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. I, personally, get really excited about February 14th every year. There ...

Join Me for a Hands-On Class at Different Drummer’s Kitchen

i am most excited to invite you to join me for a hands-on class that I will be teaching on ...

Nothing Says Happy Winter Birthday Like Potpie

My mother's 86th birthday is coming up at the end of January and I always have her and my dad ...

Warm Yourself Up with Coffeecake

During these cold winter months, I love to make coffeecakes to serve for breakfasts, brunches or a fast, warm, comforting ...

Fun Uses for Puff Pastry

I love both savory dishes and sweet desserts made with puff pastry. Adding flakiness and a crunch to any food ...

Bread Pudding: An Easy Dessert to Ring in the New Year

Every New Year's Eve I have a few friends over for dinner. Life sure is hectic around this time of ...

Ending the Year on a High Note

I am so glad to be back blogging with you. It's been awhile, and I am sorry that it took ...
Chef Gail

There’s Comfort in My Chocolate Cake

I must admit that my favorite cake of all time is my Chocolate Java Cake. That is probably why I ...
Gail Sokol, Baking with Success

My Cookbook is Finally Here!

After more than a year and a half of hard work, my new book "Baking with Success", is finally out ...

Getting Ready for Baking Camp

Every year around this time, I am hard at work planning my Summer Kids Baking Camp. I have been teaching ...

Baking Out of Bags

I am getting down to the wire now, emptying out all of my cabinets and drawers for the BIG re-do ...

Time To Move On and Get Over It

My kitchen is 30 years old! You've seen it in my YouTube videos. There's such atrocities as pink Formica counter tops and ...

Excitement Over My New Cookbook About To Come Out

I have been working on a new cookbook for the past year and a half! Thankfully, it is almost done ...

So Proud of My Quantity Foods Class at The Sage Colleges

I wanted to give my students some experience cooking food for a large quantity of people, and they had their ...

You Call That a Cake?

My paternal grandmother has been gone now for many years and we were very close. I think of her often, but more now ...

Tips on How to Bake My St. Germain Bundtlette Cakes with Success

I recently made St. Germain Bundtlette Cakes on my YouTube channel and I have some tips for you to ensure ...

Useful Tips When Baking My Chocolate Babka

I recently created a YouTube video on how to make the most scrumptious Chocolate Babka ever! Babkas are rich, sweet, ...