Persian Ice Cream and Chocolate Bundt Cake

Read on for delicious ice cream and cake recipes inspired by this month’s Cook the Books selection: Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas. . . . → Read More: Persian Ice Cream and Chocolate Bundt Cake

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

I replaced the traditional ingredient of butter in a classic lemon pound cake recipe from Gourmet. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

Two recipes today: A stellar coconut chocolate cake and a just okay chicken noodle dish. . . . → Read More: August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

Baking with Jam Round Up

It’s time to clean out the preserve pantry before I start stocking it up again. Here are some super simple recipes for jam cakes, jam bars, jam cookies, jam muffins, and a jam ice cream. (And for an added bonus: preserve recipes for the upcoming season! . . . → Read More: Baking with Jam Round Up

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

You may have surmised from my recent OCD posts that I am a bit competitive.    No, really, I am.  🙂

Well, one of The Hubs’ colleagues at work has a girlfriend who runs a cupcake catering business.   Her cupcakes are sublime.   We have tasted many at different company functions and even purchased others from her . . . → Read More: Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Dark Sweet Cherry Cupcakes with Amaretto Buttercream . . . → Read More: Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Has the internet taken the fun out of cooking?

How is that for a provocative title, fellow food bloggers? Please give me a minute to explain my question. (And there is a recipe for a great cake here!) . . . → Read More: Has the internet taken the fun out of cooking?

Christmas Gift #6

Going to a holiday get-together. Take this simple and easy Wine Fruit ‘n Nut Squares . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #6

Christmas Gift #3

Gifts from the Kitchen: The perfect gift for a beer connoisseur—gingerbread made with Guinness! . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #3

Amaretto Coffee Chocolate Bundt Cake

An homage to Kerry Vincent: This is a fast and easy cake that tastes fabulous. I use it for impromptu gatherings, birthday parties and other festivities. . . . → Read More: Amaretto Coffee Chocolate Bundt Cake

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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