Category Archives: CAKES

Cake. “You CAN have your cake and eat it too.”  Remember that! I told you recently what my favorite Pasta dish is. Now . . . I’ll show you my favorite Cake or Cupcake and frosting. It’s this! Usually referred to as German Chocolate Cake. FYI: 1852 – Sam German created the mild dark baking chocolate […]

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Thumbing through The Perfect Finish Cookbook . . . is a thrill for the senses. The Author – Bill Yosses, is the executive pastry chef at the White House. The pictures are amazing and I found myself dog-earing half the book! The Blueberry Angel Muffins stopped me in my tracks. Is it a muffin or cake? […]

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Bananas ripen too quickly. Therefore . . . I can’t just peel . . . and eat. I much prefer a slightly green skin. There’s only one thing left to do. This . . . . . . and this and this. I actually doubled the recipe and made 2 small loaves of Banana Bread […]

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 It’s Easter! Bright Colors and sweets are popping up everywhere. I’ve tried not to buy too many tempting treats. Candy melts were calling my name though . . . so I made a few Oreo Truffle Pops. Easy as 1-2-3.  The hard part is staying out of them. All you need is 3 ingredients and […]

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It seems I always have bananas in my kitchen. I like to peel & eat this funny yellow fruit, as long as they are still green. Speckled Yellow bananas . . . yuck! My sweet half much prefers his favorite Banana Bread. I  prefer CAKE. It’s moist & delish! My sweet half even ate it! […]

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You’re going to be happy that you dropped by today. Really you are. It’s very difficult to choose a recipe from Rhodes new fabulous Cookbook. Home Baked Family Favorites is jam packed full of scrumptious recipes & beautiful pictures. I finally  narrowed it down, and made PETAL PULL-APARTS. Trust me, they are darn good! They […]

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  It seems that lately my time has been spent cleaning up after myself! Take for instance, dropping a FULL glass jar of homemade Salsa all over the kitchen floor.  Glass & Salsa everywhere! I’m still finding odds and ends lurking in cracks and underneath large appliances.  My newest trick, was filling up a very […]

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I do like Brownies. I don’t make them much anymore. I don’t have anyone in this house, that will help me eat them. I can’t convince my sweet half to like Chocolate. I ask you . . . Who doesn’t like Chocolate? It’s sick! The brown butter is a killer ingredient. That’s what drew me […]

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Doughnuts . . . oh geez. One of those guilty pleasures. Is there anything better than a warm fried doughnut?   . . .   I just don’t think so.  I’ve made cake doughnuts in the oven before and they’re good . . .but they don’t hold a candle to a just fried, glazed doughnut. […]

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Summer. I love it . . . I hate it. Tired and just a tad awnry! Oh . . . I’ve been in the kitchen, but I haven’t been baking very much. I did manage to use some egg whites that I was actually saving for Macarons. I knew that wasn’t going to happen anytime […]

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Many of you will be celebrating the 4th of July . . . in big ways. Red, White & Blue is all over the place! My only contribution thus far, are these sweet little mini cupcakes that I made for the ladies that I . . . V.T. Nothing special . . . but one […]

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