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Baked Apple Puff and a Cookbook Giveaway

Growing up, my brother and I were always fond of breakfast for dinner. There was something very “opposite day” about it that intrigued us like no other meal could. We almost felt like little rebels basking in a stack of pancakes dripping in syrup while our neighborhood friends sat down to spaghetti or pot roast. …

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55 Knives | A Cookbook

I am ecstatic to let you know about a new e-cookbook hitting the market today. The e-cookbook is called 55 Knives and is a stunning compilation of recipes from 55 amazingly talented food bloggers. I had a chance to preview the book and I am in awe of the hard work that went into creating …

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Chocolate Cake

Last week I posted a recipe for Orange Whipped Cream Cake. The cake was very moist, tasty and was full of spring flavors…it even made the Foodbuzz Top 9 on Friday. The cake was adapted from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes and the post included a giveaway for Rose’s cookbook. In order to enter the giveaway, I …

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Orange Whipped Cream Cake

If you read my previous post for Orange Cupcakes, you may recall me saying that it is freezing here in Ohio. This arctic chill has me baking with citrus and yearning for summer. Today’s recipe is from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s new book, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. I adapted it slightly (see my notes at the bottom …

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Mocha Cupcakes…

I was sent a cake recipe via email from a friend. She proclaimed this to be better than Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake, which was my current fave. This is a basic yellow cake from the cookbook, Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America. Since this friend is such a tough critic, I …

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Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

I ordered Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. This book is actually what compelled me to create this blog, well, that and my mild photography obsession. This recipe involves a brownie cake base topped with a caramel peanut sauce. In one word, I would describe this as rich… really, really rich! I …

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