Triple Stack Donut Cake
This past week has been filled with the deliberate business of comparing flooring samples, cabinet colors and countertops for the kitchen remodel. The whole thing feels foreign to me; too serious, too adult . To balance out all of that grown-up stuff, I decided to create a cake that would bring ...
Lime Soufflé with Toasted Meringue
I'm getting back into the swing of things after a mini hiatus from blogging. We're in the beginning stages of a kitchen remodel (!!!) which makes me all kinds of excited and nervous. The 'excited' part is easy to explain. I'm eager for my small kitchen to grow and become more user-friendly. I'm not
Malted Nutella & Biscoff Brownie Torte
This cake started out innocently enough with three brownie layers and a jar of Biscoff spread, but something happened along the way; namely the discovery of an unopened jar of Nutella in the back of the pantry. At first I felt like using these two European spreads in the same cake would be crazy ...
Frozen Strawberry Sensation
Today I'm sharing one of my mom's recipes. I'm not kidding when I tell you that whatever I make seems to pale in comparison to whatever she's got going on in the kitchen. But isn't that a cosmic rule? Mom's cooking always tastes best? I asked her if I could share this recipe (already knowing the ...
Pecan Joy Candy Bars
Most of the time I try to avoid making candy in the summertime, but this recipe has completely changed my mind. There's no standing over a bubbling pot of sugar and no candy thermometer involved. In fact, the only cooking required can be done in the microwave. I call these candy bars Pecan Joys .
Lemon Meltaway Cake
This cake was inspired by a cookie! Have you ever tried Lemon Meltaways ? I suspect many of you have since it's a familiar sight on holiday cookie trays (though I love making them in spring and summer). For those unfamiliar, they are powdered sugar-coated cookies with a huge lemony kick! When I ...
Matcha Picchu: A Matcha, Strawberry, and Milk Caramel Dessert
I've been working in the kitchen a lot this week. Mostly because it's been raining in biblical proportions and even when the wet weather breaks long enough to step outside, the humidity is smothering. Needless to say, I've been staying indoors and spending all my time monkeying around in the ...
Dinosaur Dig Triple Chocolate Sheet Cake
I've had the idea for this cake since last summer when I was perusing a craft store and found sand molds shaped like dinosaur bones. I immediately knew their purpose, and after I checked the tag for a non-toxic label ( yes!) I added it to my basket. I'm not sure why it's taken so long for my idea
5 Easy Cake Decorating Ideas with Fruit Snacks
Hello and Happy Friday, friends! I don't have a new recipe for you today but I do have some really neat cake decorating techniques for those who avoid the piping bag altogether. If this sounds like you, then check out this article I wrote for BettyCrocker.com. It's so easy, even the kiddos can ...
Olive Oil Jalapeno Cornmeal Cake with Candied Citrus
When I was first married and living in Nashville, I planted an elaborate flower garden in our front yard. I'd never really maintained a garden before, and didn't know the first thing about what went into tending such a thing. I suppose I was trying to emulate the fantastic beauty that my mother ...