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Mar17

Carrot Coconut Cupcakes

I had a craving for carrot cake the other day.  It was one of those cravings you try to ignore, but in the end you submit because, like it or not, you did not try all that hard to avoid it in the first place. Submitting to my desire also gave me the opportunity to play around with a recipe.  I always enjoy that!  I did not just want carrot cake, I wanted carrot cupcakes, and I did not just want carrot, I wanted carrot coconut.  I do...

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Mar15

White Chocolate Lime Cookies

This recipe was listed on the Guardian.co.uk as a Highlight of the Week by Dan Lepard!  See the mention here! Have you ever craved something, let’s say a cookie, and could not find a recipe that looked like it would be any good?        That is the predicimate I found myself in when I came up with this recipe.  I was fresh off my Lime Bars and I had lime on the brain, but I wanted a cookie.  Something subtle, sweet, and creamy...

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Mar02

Apple Rolls with Butterscotch Whiskey Sauce

    We are apple people at my house.  Of course, as with anything, I am picky about apples.  No mealy or mushy apples need apply.  I want my apples frim, crisp, tangy, and sweet.  Granny Smith and Fuji are my two favorites.  So, when I have apples around, which I do more often than not, I get creative.  Below is the result of my latest apple experiment.   I had the apples, a packet of defrosted phyllo dough, and a well-stocked...

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Feb20

Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you love chocolate then this recipe is the one for you.  My husband, who used to work in restaurants, would make this for me years ago when we were dating.  I found his old book of formulas and remembered how good this simple cake was and decided to go about making it.  His formula was for enough to make ten cakes, certainly too many for little old me, but it was easy enough to scale it own for one 9″ round cake.  When you...

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Nov20

Lemon Butter Cake

  I decided on the dessert for my grandmother’s birthday.  She loves lemon so I made a Lemon and Vanilla Bean Cake filled with Lemon Curd and coated in Cream Cheese Frosting. For the cake I used a recipe from culinary school for Yellow Butter Cake, but tweaked it with the zest of a lemon, an ounce of golden syrup, and a tablespoon of vanilla bean paste.  Since I was filling the cake with a very tangy lemon curd I wanted the cake...

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