For those still holding fast to new year’s resolutions to lose weight or just eat healthier in 2012 — you can do it! And you can enjoy these healthy apple bran muffins. Natalie and I made them yesterday and they are surprisingly good. Josue even liked them — a lot! I found the recipe on … Continue reading Apple Pecan Bran Muffins
One of my favorite things about fall is making applesauce. Canning homemade applesauce has been a family tradition as long as I can remember. Growing up with my grandparents, we had 50 acres of apple trees in our backyard. We didn’t maintain the orchard, so the apples weren’t always pretty, but they were perfect for … Continue reading Fall = Time For Homemade Applesauce!
The other day I walked into the grocery store to quickly grab something – I don’t remember what. On my way to get whatever it was, I saw a sign for blackberries – $1/pint. At first I didn’t believe it, but I went and checked it out and it was for real. Then I assumed … Continue reading The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler Ever
Happy Fourth of July everyone! A couple people have let me know that 208 years after the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan established another important holiday in July — National Ice Cream month (thanks Emily and Aunt Sue Ellen!). I didn’t know about the holiday when I decided to make 30 types of homemade ice … Continue reading I Don’t Have Ice Cream… But I Have Pizza!
9 butter cake mixes + 3 dozen eggs + an unmentionable amount of butter + 2 dozen lemons for the marmalade filling + 6 cups of raspberries for the fresh berry filling + 10 pounds of powdered sugar for the buttercream icing + 10 pounds of dry ice for the 20 hour road trip to … Continue reading My Sister’s Wedding Cake
The last three weeks have been painful: work all day, class/homework until the wee hours and the painful part…no time to blog! The chance to finally take a photography class was worth the sacrifice. I learned so much that will hopefully make me a better photographer. I even had the chance to take an AMAZING … Continue reading Six Things I Learned About Digital (Food) Photography
I’m going to bed… Though I’d love to stay up to watch the wedding of the century, I send my regrets to the Prince and his bride. While I don’t normally keep up on the lives of British royalty, I have been following the wedding plans a bit….(how can one not?). And since I will … Continue reading Not Quite Royal Wedding Cake
This trifle is a impressive but easy way to enjoy one of spring’s most delicious fruits – the strawberry. Made with angel food cake and cool whip, it’s a not-too-sinful weeknight treat. If you’re entertaining, make it with heavy cream and chocolate sauce. Strawberry Angel Food Trifle 1 angel food cake (see recipe below) 1 … Continue reading Strawberry Angel Food Trifle
This orange almond tart recipe came about by accident. I had a bunch of old oranges that were on their way south, so I juiced them and decided to make orange curd. Then, in the process of grinding almonds into almond meal for a flourless orange cake (which I have yet to make!), I was … Continue reading Orange Almond Tart
After this post I might as well retire from blogging because I don’t know if I’ll ever make anything better. Forget the cinnamon roll! Who needs it when you have cinnamon pull-apart bread with browned butter? It is truly amazing. You need to make this! Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Adapted from Joy the Baker For the … Continue reading Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread