Banana Bread with Boozy Dates

Bah! Well, I’m falling apart..physically mind you..on the left side of my body. I hurt my shoulder and I have no idea how. I went to get my knee checked and apparently there is nothing wrong with it other than, hey, I’m approaching middle age. Two days ago, I found out I have plantar fasciitis…

French Butter Cake with Apricot Filling (Gâteau Breton)

Christmas came and went and New Year’s Eve is upon us! I hope you are all relaxed and enjoying time with family and friends, stuffing your faces with goodness, drinking interesting Winter libations, telling silly stories and laughing until your belly shakes and you start snorting.. wait, that’s me 😉 I am having myself a…

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

BANANA!!! In honor of this banana bread we have to sing the Minions banana song! I had been craving banana bread for so long and finally made it three weekends ago. Yes, and I am just posting this now. Shame on me… Brown butter is really good stuff! Bourbon is great! Mix in some mashed…

Lemony Loaf Cake with Blueberries

Oh my, I haven’t posted anything since August 13!? Now, how did that happen? What is wrong with me and why am I so lazy? Well, how much time do you have? hehehe. I’m not that bad. I am good about getting a lot of stuff done, like, say, go to brunch, bake scones, lay…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crème fraîche Cake

A little more than a week ago, we celebrated my parents 49th Anniversary. Forty-nine years together! 🙂 Wow! Both my parents have a sweet tooth (which is where I get mine) although my dad’s sugar intake needs to be monitored so he couldn’t have as much as he wanted. I baked this cake a month…

Raspberry-Ricotta Cake

What’s a girl going to do if she has a container of ricotta cheese in the fridge? Why, make cake of course! Initially, I found a ricotta tomato tart recipe but I decided to go with cake, because I was in a baking something sweet and pretty mood. This is such a beautiful, moist cake….

Milk Times Three!

Take a good look at the lopsided smiley-faced Tres Leches. It might scare you or make you laugh but it tells a story. Back in February I had promised my husband that I would bake his favorite cake for his birthday in March. Well, March came and surgery got in the way and that sweet-cake…