Archives For March 2013

Happy Easter

March 31, 2013 — 1 Comment


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. I made this little fella for dessert today. I’m not a big fan of how the cake turned out, I think it was a little bit too dry. It was still tasty though (can’t go wrong with buttercream frosting). I will research more lamb cake recipes in time for next Easter.


Marshmallow Easter Eggs

March 31, 2013 — 1 Comment


I enjoyed the marshmallows I made a few months ago so much that I wanted to make them in the shape of eggs for Easter. I wasn’t sure how to go about doing this until I stumbled upon Chef Keller’s Bouchon Bakery recipe. This recipe varies from mine due to the use of egg whites. It also brings the sugar mixture to a higher temperature ensuring a firmer shape. I really like using vanilla seeds instead of vanilla extract. You can definitely taste the difference. Continue Reading…

Key Lime Pie

March 31, 2013 — 1 Comment


After graduating college I lived in sunny Miami for a couple of years. Since I was only 3 hours north of Key West, I made it down to the island for quite a few weekend vacations. One thing I most looked forward to was enjoying a slice of key lime pie in Mallory Square. My favorite version of this famous pie is a lot of tart and a little sweet in a gingersnap crust. I love the combination of the key lime and ginger flavors. Homemade whipped cream balances out the tartness of the limes perfectly. Continue Reading…

Guinness Chocolate Cake

March 17, 2013 — 6 Comments


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’ll have room for dessert after your corned beef and cabbage. I’ll be having a slice of this delicious cake. Normally I don’t much enjoy the taste of Guinness, but this cake is an exception. It is very easy to make, just a single layer and the ingredients are all mixed together on the stove. The creamy frosting goes on top to resemble a freshly poured pint of Guinness. Continue Reading…

Blueberry Muffins

March 8, 2013 — 7 Comments


The other day I found some blueberries sitting in my fridge looking very lonely. I thought about putting them over yogurt or cereal but decided that blueberry muffins sounded much tastier. This is my favorite muffin recipe. It is very simple and makes very moist, flavorful muffins. The streusel topping is an added bonus. I prefer using fresh blueberries but I think frozen would turn out just fine. These muffins taste best right out of the oven but they will store well for a few days in an airtight container. Continue Reading…