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 Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Fudge Frosting but I am no longer going to subject … 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 it.
But gingerbread for a dinner party?!?
Tart it up a bit, finish … 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 him a bowl of whipped cream and he’s in heaven.
I will not desecrate my … 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.
Since I seemed to be lucky with bundt-type cakes with fruit I decided to keep … 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 be covered and can, but does not have to be, refrigerated.
It will keep for … Continue reading.....
Desserts have never been my ‘thing’.
I bake cookies and tea breads and, rarely, a cake, but that’s about it.
My mother loved baking and hated cooking. Whenever she had a free few minutes she’d whip up a pie or cake or fancy dessert of some sort. I have her recipe collection and at least 75% are for desserts.
So, … Continue reading.....
First: The food
We had a good year with our little plums.
We have both the yellow Mirabelles and red ones the same size that I don’t know the name of. They’re only slightly bigger than a cherry.
I’ve made lots of jam and several clafoutis
Bonnie and Guapa have eaten as many as they can before I chase … Continue reading.....
Three ingredient recipes.
Posts on toast.
Is there a bit of food blogger burnout going on?
Or maybe just foodie burnout?
Has common sense creativity peaked?
I could have made this a two ingredient recipe: rhubarb sauce and vanilla yogurt.
I decided to make it complicated…..
It’s a five ingredient recipe.
I hope you can handle it.
I love rhubarb … Continue reading.....