Blackberry Lime Butter Cake with Blackberry Whipped Cream

It's been so nice being off this week from school, the break always seems to come when we need it most, and I have certainly been taking advantage of the break by sleeping until 6 am!  Wow, what a difference it makes not having to get up at 4am, I know I've said it before but no matter how often you do it, you never get used to getting up that … [Read more...]

Torta de Mele – Guest Post at Asian in America!

I know I've been teasing you about some exciting news, and this morning at 10:00 am EST it finally happened!  I am proud to be a part of a new venture on Google+ called .   At Chef Hangout, you'll find 24 chefs from around the world that have been brought together for this unique enterprise, and I am lucky enough to have been … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Coconut Cake for Two (Gluten Free) with The Dusty Baker

Once again we come to the end of another week......January 2012 will only be a fleeting memory in a few short days.  This winter has not been what I expected this year, we've had way too many warm days, and almost no snow.   Now I'm not complaining, I can certainly do without the extreme cold and the snow, but its the anticipation of what is yet to … [Read more...]

Riccotta Chocolate Chip Cake aka Torta di Ricotta e Cioccolata and Ask Chef Dennis

One of the last dessert's I made before Christmas break at school, were Cannoli's.   The girls love them, and quite honestly, it's not a dessert that I think about serving except around Christmas time, and that certainly needs to change!  The problem began my main supplier switched brands of ricotta....sigh    We had been getting a very good, very … [Read more...]

Rainbow Layer Cake with Pip & Ebby – Messy Kitchen

Rain, rain go away!  Wow, the rain just keeps coming down, the rivers and creeks are flooded, and it got so bad, that we couldn't even have our first full day of school.  Enough already with the rain.....sigh   I'm finally back to work after a very busy summer, and its nice to get back to my routine, now if only the weather would co-operate!  Let's … [Read more...]

Blueberry Molasses Cake for our Vintage Recipe Swap

Do you ever feel like Bart Simpson writing on the black board one hundred times...... I will not wait until the last day to do my post I will not wait until the last day to do my post I will not wait until the last day to do my post......sigh It's not really a great excuse but it's been a crazier than usual week, and today when I had planned on … [Read more...]

Blueberry Lemon Cake for our Vintage Recipe Swap

It's time for another of my favorite posts, our Vintage Recipe Swap!!  Earlier in the year I was asked to join a recipe swap by Christianna from Burwell General Store, she had found a vintage cookbook,  All Day Singin' And Dinner On The Ground, a junk store find, and each month we get a vintage recipe from the cookbook, to update and remake as … [Read more...]

It’s Guest Post Friday with Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives

After almost a week of heat and humidity we finally had a break in the weather, and what a welcome change it was!  Today felt like the spring we didn't have....sigh Friday is my last day this year feeding my girls, and they have been coming through the last few days thanking us for taking such good care of them, and the seniors have been saying … [Read more...]

Italian Strawberry Cream Cake and Ask Chef Dennis

Have I got a cake for you today!!  I was inspired by Brooks from Cakewalkerwith his incredible Strawberry Kiss Cake, it might not be as pretty, but I guarantee you it was delicious!!  You're going to love the light strawberry mascarpone filling between these light sponge cake layers! 5.0 from 1 reviews Italian Strawberry Cream … [Read more...]

It’s Guest Post Friday with All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

Spring is finally arrived in full force this week, we were supposed to have storms and rain and instead we have had some really great weather!  It's been a little windy, but it sure beats snow and cold weather!!All of our tulips are coming up, and the grass is ready to be cut.....sigh......there were times this winter when I didn't think we were … [Read more...]

Pineapple Butter Cake and Ask Chef Dennis

One of my go to cakes for the fall is an Italian apple cake, which is basically a very light butter cake batter surrounding tasty morsels of apples sautéed in butter.......butter = love!  I think that's actually in the foodie dictionary somewhere (well it should be if it's not!)My wife loves pineapple, but like anything else she only eats a little … [Read more...]

It’s Guest Post Friday with Cakewalker

What a day it was today, the sun was out, the skies were blue and we were in the high sixties!  It was a perfect day, well it could have been if I hadn't been at work since 5 am,  but other than that it was a glorious day!On the way home I passed the Cherry trees full of blossoms along River Drive, bet you didn't know that the city of brotherly … [Read more...]

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