Jan10

Slightly Less Evil Shenanigans – The 10 in 10 Challenge Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Ten in Ten Challenge! Believe it or not, I really like food that is terribly bad for you (I’ll wait while you pick your jaw up off the floor). The fastest way to wreck a healthy eating plan is to say that certain foods are forbidden. All that does is make you want them more … trust me, I have a lot of experience in this area.  I never make a food forbidden, I either find a way to lighten it up, I...

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Jan06

Apple Carrot Maple Cakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Nothing makes me happier than when I can combine two things I love into one thing I really love! I love apple cake and I love carrot cake.  While looking at some apples in the market I noticed carrots on sale also, and inspiration struck!  Why not combine the two?  Tart apples, sweet carrots, warm spices, moist cake … how can that be anything but good?   To increase the yum factor I added a bit of some fabulous dark maple syrup...

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Feb06

Apple Cake

Have you ever had a bag of apples sitting around and you don’t know what to do with it?  Well, I found myself with that problem a few weeks ago and I decided to get creative.  The results were outstanding and I want to share.  Green apples are tops in my book.  They bake well, they slice and eat well, and they are tangy, sweet and firm.  As much as I like just plain apple, I was getting a little tired of them after four days and...

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