This is one of those stories that starts out, "A friend of a friend needed...". So if you are just here for the chocolate cupcake recipe, by all means scroll down. If, however, you want to hear how I managed to volunteer to make several dozen cupcakes for a friend of a friend's wedding. Well, this is for you! . . .
These pancakes have not only warm blueberries throughout but nuggets of ricotta cheese. It's light a cheesecake and a pancake got together and had a delicious, delicious baby. Put this recipe on your "must try" list. . . .
This week Baking with Dorie was my selection! WOOT! The idea of a lime meringue pie just sounded perfect. Somehow I selected this recipe before I really read the recipe (sorry fellow Baking with Dorie members!). I didn't realize that the filling was nearly identical to "The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart" that we'd already made. Eep! . . .
I wasn't sure what to make for my mother's birthday. The problem was solved for me when she said, "I want a chocolate cake."
Since I know she loves (loves!) peanut butter, I iced her birthday cake with peanut butter icing. It was a hit! (If you have a peanut allergy, use traditional buttercream on the cake. It will be delicious!) . . .
This fluffy lemon pie is surprising easy to make. You just whisk together some sweetened condensed milk, freshly squeezed lemon juice and eggs. To that, you'll fold in some egg whites and bake. The resulting pie is remarkably light with a flavor somewhere between a lemony cheesecake and a lemon pie. . . .
I love cheesecake but making can be a bit of a pain. This recipe for cheesecake cups is so simple that I will throw a recipe together before friends join me for dinner. Made with cottage cheese and cream cheese, these cups aren't heavy like ordinary cheesecake. . . .
During the week, I am always looking for an easy meal. Few things are easier than my toasted garlic shrimp. You simply toss the shrimp together with olive oil, garlic and herbs and bake. A fresh seafood dinner doesn't get any easier than this. . . .
I love asparagus and roasting it is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. It sounds silly but I find that roasting asparagus yields an intensely delicate flavor. Yup. That's right. I said "intensely delicate". Once you stop laughing, make this recipe! . . .
How great is "The Pioneer Woman?" She is a power-blogger, cook and amazing photographer. When her book first came out, I converted her recipe for chocolate sheet cake. Well, a member contacted me about converting Ree Drummond's "Aunt Iny's . . .
I've heard it said that the best food is made with love. If that's true, then this Irish Soda bread should be suburb! See, I don't like Irish Soda bread. There I said it. But my mom? She loves it! When I was working on my book, I wanted to create an Irish Soda bread that she would love. After many attempts, I finally created a loaf that she enjoyed with gusto. This recipe is the result. . . .
Making decorated cookies is fun--if you have the time. For holidays like St. Patrick's Day I don't often have the time to spend making cute cookies. Enter: Lazy Lizzie's Gluten-Free Shamrock Cookies. You tint the dough green before baking. This means they come out of the oven already adorable and ready to munch! . . .
Friends always tease me that I love the "browns": whiskey, bourbon, scotch. And I do! For Saint Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fun to create a recipe using Irish Whiskey. Since whiskey has a sweet-nutty-vanilla-y aroma, I decided to make a spicy quick bread with it. . . .
This recipe is my mom's fault. Okay, maybe not "fault" because who would want to blame someone for inspiring powdered sugar doughnut-muffins? Anyway, she was watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Snack Attack" on The Food Network and someone mentioned Doughnut-Muffins. That's right. Muffins that taste like doughnuts. My mouth was already watering when she said, "You should make a gluten-free version." . . .