I’ve posted this before – but ’tis the season and all so I thought I’d do it again.
For anyone looking for a quick, easy holiday dessert this is it….
As everyone knows, I don’t do pie crusts, therefor no pies, specifically, no pumpkin pie.… Continue reading.....
Pecan Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting….
And Caramel Sauce….
And Butter Pecan Ice Cream….
Okay, that all may be a bit excessive. Maybe if I made desserts more often I wouldn’t attempt to put it all on one plate at the same time.
It could … Continue reading.....
We were invited to an Auberge Español last week, at the home of some new French friends.
Auberge Español is French for potluck – at least in our area.
Why a potluck is called a ‘Spanish Inn’ I have no idea… I think it has … Continue reading.....
My mother baked cakes.
She baked wedding cakes and groom’s cakes and birthday cakes.
Birthday cakes were always Angel Food.
I tried to explain Angel Food Cakes to a Belgian friend. It was a bit difficult as I have never made one and Europeans don’t … Continue reading.....
I didn’t think we were going to have a big plum harvest this year.
We walk past our biggest plum tree every morning, and, every morning, Guapa searches the lower branches for fruit.
She loves plums; she wasn’t finding any..
So I didn’t plan on … Continue reading.....
I made another cake.
Which, of course, means we had another dinner party because that is the only time I bake cakes.
I think I have found my niche as far as cakes are concerned: fruit and bundt pan.
In another life my specialty was … Continue reading.....
I baked a cake!
Which means I must have had another dinner party as that is the only time I make anything sweet (well, a few Christmas cookies).
I’ve been thinking about gingerbread lately. It was something my mother made often and I’ve always loved … Continue reading.....
Normally, if given a choice of sweets, I opt for chocolate.
Deep, dark, rich chocolate. The more intense it is the more I like it.
Mon mari, on the other hand, will eat anything sweet. He’s perfectly happy with syrupy, sugary, sweet anything. Hand … Continue reading.....
I baked another cake.
If I’m not careful I’m going to ruin my reputation as a non-baker / non-dessert maker.
As long as the recipes are easy I can handle it…. Usually.
We won’t talk about the debacle with the Caramel Apple Cake last summer.… Continue reading.....
One of the easiest and best desserts of fall.
The scent of apples baking with cinnamon brings back childhood memories of raking leaves and apple picking.
Warm from the oven is perfect, with or without some vanilla ice cream or yogurt.
Leftover apple crisp should … Continue reading.....