This month's DB Challenge was chosen by Dolores with help from Alex and Jenny. The recipe is by Shuna Fish Lydon, and is apparently her signature cake. I am sad to say I did not like this cake, nor would I make it again. First, the caramel syrup. I dislike recipes that don't give a … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Caramel Cupcakes with Caramelized Butter Frosting
I made a cake for Braden's 4th birthday. At the birthday boy's request, Dora, Diego, Boots and Swiper were on it. Instead of an outdoor/jungle theme, the characters are at a birthday party. The flavors are yellow with chocolate italian meringue buttercream and chocolate with cookies and cream buttercream.
I thought I'd post this today since we'll be so busy with family and cooking I may not get to it tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Thank you for visiting and leaving comments. I really appreciate it. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and will take at least a moment … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving (tomorrow)!
November's Cake Slice Baker's recipe was for Sweet Potato Cake with Orange Cream Filling and Chocolate Cream Frosting. We had the option of substituting something for the sweet potato, but I was curious to try the sweet potato. I've had sweet potato pie, and thought it was really good, so I was excited to try … Continue reading CS- Sweet Potato Cake with Almond Cream Filling & Chocolate Cream Frosting
Rice pudding, huh? Soggy rice in a congealed cream sauce? Really? I confess the only reason I made this week's TWD is because my husband likes rice pudding. Chosen by Isabelle, Dorie's version uses Arborio rice, the type used in risotto. It's a simple recipe, parboiling the rice, and adding it to a boiling milk/sugar … Continue reading TWD- Arborio Rice Pudding
Ever since I saw these, I've been dying to make them. We were planning on decorating our Christmas tree this weekend (yes, we were; if I had my way, it would've been up Nov 1st. I'm just that crazy about Christmas) so I thought, what a fun treat while we're decorating. But come Saturday morning … Continue reading Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts
If you're looking for the easiest dinner EVER, this is it. The recipe for the chicken sandwiches is from the same random cookbook that brought me these. Throw some chicken in a slow cooker with sauce and you're done! Pair it with some oven fries with fry sauce and even the kids will eat it. … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Sandwiches & Fries
This week's recipe was chosen by Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl. I wasn't expecting much- some kind of bread thing with raisins doesn't appeal to me. Even less so after I read how long it was going to take me to make this. I halved the recipe and used a muffin pan and used chocolate … Continue reading TWD- Kugelhopf
Ok, so it's not quite fall yet here in CA, but it's close enough. So I decided to make chicken pot pie, one of my favorite comfort food dishes. Tender vegetables and chicken in a smooth, creamy sauce, topped with a flaky, cripy crust... the perfect round-up to a cool(ish) Fall day. I added a … Continue reading Chicken (Curry) Pot Pie
I know you came here looking for something called Rugelach, but I missed last week's TWD because of this, this and this and I really wanted to make them. And also, I didn't so much want to make anything with raisins/currants and nuts. Although the cream cheese dough sounds pretty good.I was actually planning on … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes