pure and simple chocolate happiness
mmm, chocolate cupcakes. i made these for a friend’s birthday get together tonight….hope they’re a hit! i used this chocolate buttercream recipe from joy the baker and it’s so damn good! super chocolatey and smooth. :)
vegan mango banana bread
i know what you’re thinking. “wait, she made something VEGAN?” crazy, huh? so one of my favorite food blogs is joy the baker. she takes lovely photos of the food she makes and has a fun writing style. i’ve got a bunch of her recipes bookmarked, but this is the first one i’ve tried so far. i take that back. i once made her chocolate buttercream frosting and it was...
cool kitchen tool
i’ve been buying whole pineapples for the hubby since our return from hawaii in may. there’s nothing like fresh pineapple, just there when you want it. i’d been cutting the skin off one slice at a time and ending up with little brown specs on the outer chunks. so not appetizing! then my pal tells me about this cool pineapple corer that you just twist into the whole damn fruit and...
fleur de sel caramels
they look damn good, right? lemme tell you, they tasted really damn good! i got a new barefoot contessa cookbook for my birthday last month. as you know, i’m a cookbook freak, so i was happy to receive this gift. as i went through it for the first time, i knew the first thing i’d make were her fleur de sel caramels. i’d seen her make them on tv and they looked pretty easy,...
korean backyard bbq
i dig grilling. we have a gas grill in the backyard even though i realize the flavor of charcoal grilling is better. i gotta say, it’s just easier, dammit! the hubby is eternally searching out new recipes for me to try and he’s always on point. i’ll try most recipes once, unless the don’t sound great or have a zillion ingredients. he sent me this article with recipe last...
on the to bake list...
how fun is this? i love a good rainbow! i am so gonna bake this someday. * i should note that i found this photo on someone’s blog months ago. i can’t give them credit cos i really don’t remember where i found it. just wanted to come clean that this isn’t my photo. :)
it’s been well over 90 degrees for the last week and my oven hasn’t been used in days. i know she’s lonely, but there’s only so much heat i can take. i have a pile of home-grown lemons just waiting to be made into lemon bars, but i just can’t do it. i want to, i really do. i thought this weekend would be a good time to bake lemon bars, fresh bread (from my new...