Bittersweet Baking. We're really looking forward to seeing your entries. This weekend we've got baking on the brain, since next week we'll be throwing a lot of baking tips, ideas, and recipes at you. We are not quite sure yet what we'll make. Those Oatmeal Squares from Martha are a sure bet, but we're wavering between cakes, muffins, and cookies. Lemon sesame muffins? A plain yellow cake with fresh jam? Click for some of our favorite recipes... Cakes • Velvety Beet and Cocoa Cake - The beets aren't there to disguise vegetables; they just give moistness and an elusive sweetness. • Caramel Banana Cake - Very rich. • Cranberry Cake - Easy! Great with nuts on top. Muffins • Mini Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Use frozen blueberries. • Lemon Sesame Muffins - A favorite, soaked in extra lemon syrup. • Jam and Ricotta Muffins - Soft and homey. Cookies • Earl Grey Tea Cookies - It's National Tea Month - bake some tea cookies! • Ultra-Chewy Lemon Cookies - Lemon and cream cheese, so chewy! • Fudge and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies - More oatmeal!