Lemon and Orange, the perfect combination. Do you agree? Whenever I am craving something light and springy, my first thought is usually to grab something with lemon or orange zest. One thing about orange and lemon is that whenever I think about them, spring and summer come to mind. This is probably because they both grow in warmer climates. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because oranges and lemons make me think of the pick-it-yourself trees in Santa Barbara, and that always brings a big smile to my face and reminds me of many great times! Continue reading
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People are often misled by the name “German Chocolate Cake.” Many think the cake is a German specialty brought over to North America by a German immigrant, many moons ago. I am here to tell you that story is not true and that in fact, German Chocolate Cake has nothing to do with the country of Germany at all. Continue reading
Health. What is the first thing that you think about when you read this word? Personally, I think about push-ups, Arnold, gym junkies, cookies, and the 21st century. I can’t get over how much people talk about their health, their friend’s health, and the neighbors dog’s health these days. Why can’t we just eat food without thinking of <—- that word? Continue reading
Wow, it feels good to be back in the swing of baking! I realized yesterday that I have not posted a new recipe in over 2 months! That is one of the longest baking-free stints that I have ever experienced. “Why have you been gone so long?” You may ask.
Wanna be a trend setter? If you do, than these cake pops are something out of the ordinary and they are some kind of delicious! After my friend Lauren brought these to my attention, I knew that my sweets addiction would not let me forget about them until I made them. All I could think of for several days were these cake pops. So I got to work…
I have to say, they were not as easy as I thought that they would be. It went something like this: baking 2 cakes, mixing up some cream cheese icing, mixing it all together, rolling them into little balls, freezing them, coating them with chocolate, decorating them and eating them. Wow, that was a sentence full! One thing I would do differently next time is keep them frozen up until moments before I serve them. If you don’t do this, they will thaw out and fall down the stick, making a not so pretty cake pop.
Adapted from The Velveteen Baker
Ever wondered what to do with all that extra eggnog you have after the holidays? My solution…bake with it! That is my answer to most of life’s issues when it comes to eggnog. Eggnog spice bundt cake really outperforms many other holiday favourites and I will tell you why. The smell alone, wafting through your home, will put a smile on your nose for the rest of the day. The smell even encouraged me to put some Christmas music on and dance in the kitchen. Although this may not inspire you to listen to Christmas music since it is mid-January, I’m sure that you can bust your dance moves any time of the year! This cake also puts a nice finish on Christmas dinner or to a 12pm snack on New Years Eve or to a Chinese New Year party. The top comment I received from the partakers of this cake was that it was the “most moist cake they’ve ever had.” Bake away my friends!