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

Cupcakes

My latest obsession—Cupcakes. Read on for a Mardi Gras inspired citrus cupcake. . . . → Read More: Cupcakes

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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