A few days ago I was complaining to a friend how unpleasant interviews are. I mean, no one enjoys them. And my least favorite question of all? The good ol’ ‘talk to me about your weaknesses’. It just so happened she’s come up with the perfect response. My biggest weakness, you ask? …Chocolate. Genius, right? But also so, so true. And this tart, well this may very well be the reason why that response was […]
Second to Christmas, Birthdays happen to be one of my favorite holidays. Mine, my husbands, my friends…I love celebrating each and every one of them. Maybe it’s that no celebration better warrants an over-the-top, sky high, sprinkle-crammed, multi-layered birthday cake. With as many candles as you could possibly cram on top. My birthday cake is no exception. Filled with strawberries, chocolate and cream cheese it’s what my cake dreams (and hopefully yours) are made of.
It’s been well documented that fruit and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. And this past weekend, I was in dire need of something to lift my spirits. Because, guys, this weather. I can’t. I am SO over it. So, since the weather continue to refuses to cooperate I dedicated this weekends baking project to me, from me. It’s almost like when you get to buy yourself a birthday present for yourself (every […]
Happy 2018 ya’ll. It’s been awhile but I’m back, and what a better way to kick it off than by going back to the very basics. While I’ve been known to sometimes share over-the-top cakes (Banana Split, anyone?) or 14 layered tortes don’t be fooled. Sometimes a simple chocolate cupcake is really all anyone really needs #amiright? With that, I give you the only chocolate and vanilla cupcake recipe you’ll ever need.
Within the month of October, I celebrate six (yes, SIX) family and friends birthdays. That’s a birthday every 5 days! So, with birthdays comes great baking responsibilities. I mean, once everyone learns you have a baking blog the stakes become unimaginably high. You’re not only making a cake, oh no my friends, you are making a birthday cake. So, in an ode to all of those family and friends whom I was not able to […]
We all have it. That one dessert that instantly transports us back to our youth. That one dessert that floods you with memories and brings a smile to your face. Growing up in Texas, it should be of no surprise that mine involves Dairy Queen. As a kid, Dairy Queen was a magical, magical place. An endless choice of ice cream confections from shakes you could turn upside down and would somehow, miraculously stay in […]
I’ll be the first one to tell you that I read through quite a few recipes on any given week. Whether it’s the latest cookbook I just had to have, or perusing my favorite blogs like this one or this one (also don’t forget this one) it’s safe to say I’ve seen my fair share. Every so often I’ll come across a recipe I just know is going to be spectacular. And this Guinness Stout cake, piled high with brûléed meringue and oozing with […]
Ya’ll, there are cakes and then there are cakes. Well, there are also tortes but let’s focus on the task at hand. Some cakes are simple, require one bowl and can be baked, assembled and eaten in a mere hour. This is not one of those cakes. This cake requires several hours, a good dose of patience and a willingness to stand closely to your oven for quite some time but as soon as you cut into […]
As it has been well documented so far this summer, I am nothing if not a obsessive of all desserts using summer fruit. And, for my second consecutive July 4th there is no better way to celebrate than with pie. Some people bake pies to celebrate, some people bake pies as therapy and some people just really like eating pie (ahem, husbands). Whatever the reason you find yourself making a pie this summer season, I […]
My husband loves three things. Me, Football, and fried desserts. In fact, one year he forced me to go to the North Carolina State Fair for his birthday so he could try whatever the ‘fried-dessert-of-the-moment’ was. In case you were wondering, I barely survived. But, the one thing it did was pique my curiosity. This past weekend I accomplished my second baking New Years Resolution, the baking of fried goods. Because, how hard is frying […]