Month: May 2008

And it Was Called… Yellow

And it Was Called… Yellow

I suppose only the Coldplay fans will understand this title… This fantastic Daring Baker challenge is also dedicated to Livestrong Day, which was two weeks ago. Had I planned a little better, I would have picked up a yellow Livestrong Bracelet and incorporated it into […]

Bragging Time

Bragging Time

Its time for a shameless plug for my husband, Stephan. If you follow my blog, you know he takes all of my amazing images. He’s the one who actually pushed me to start blogging about my foodand created this beautiful blog for me. The big […]

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

I’ve been craving banana flavored desserts lately which led to my trying this recipe from Go Bananas by Susan Quick. I’ve had this book for at least 6 or 7 years, and have never made one recipe from it. There are actually many many books in my cookbook collection I’ve never actually used, but I’ve decided it is time to try to make use of them.

Overall, the cupcakes were good, but I would add less sugar if I made them again, and use a dark chocolate ganache to frost them. The sweetened coconut really put the sugar rush over the top, but gave this a great chewy texture, especially the browned tops. Unfortunately… All my cups runneth over due to overfilling. Doh! So I had a bit of a mess on my hands. But its all good, I just cut off the excess cake and frosted them with a spatula instead of fancy piping. This helped to cover the not-so-pretty edges. One thing that’s important when you cook is to be flexible. Sometimes its easy to fix things that seem nearly impossible to fix. Or… in this case, putting a little lipstick on a pig… :P
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Happy Birthday Buckaroo

Happy Birthday Buckaroo

Just when all of you think I’m perfectly sane, I go out and bake a cake for my dog.This isa special day for Rocky, our 2nd born. He is a rescue, and sincewe don’t knowhis actual birthday, we celebrate the day we adopted him… two […]

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

It must be spring because English Peas are available in my local grocery store. Of course, its hard to believe its spring because it is already Africa hot down here in Ft Lauderdale. Its been in the 90’s for the past few days. However, it […]

Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

When I first started this blog, I really didn’t know what to expect. I figured I’d blog for a little while until I ran out of recipes and/or time. Instead, it hasbecome a part of my everyday life. I find it to bea fabulous creative outlet, and blogging pushes me to think about what I’m making for dinner or dessert. I started out doing mainly dinners, and it has evolved into more desserts and baking, as that is where my true cooking passion lies.

Although my husband is one of the biggest fans of my blog (and food) he is not my most discriminating taste tester. That would be my pooches, Sushi and Rocky. I posteda while ago about one of their regular dinners. They are probably the most spoiled animals on the planet. They get to eat what we eat, minus the un-doggy friendly ingredients, of course. The lucky dogs have even traveled to Germany twice. Although I assume they have no idea they are not in Florida… other than the fact it is cold and my father in law sneaks them German sausage for breakfast.

This is a sweet chocolaty cookie that is only for the dogs. Before you panic about me feeding the dogs chocolate, the ingredients are all natural and are doggy friendly. There is neither sugar nor chocolate in it. Instead it contains honey and carob powder. But shhhhh… don’t tell them, asI think I may have fooled them!
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