Archive for May, 2009

A Slight Departure

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

It’s about to get a lot more coconutty up in here! Recently I came across Tropical Traditions on Twitter, and saw that they wanted bloggers to try their coconut oil. I thought that sounded like a great way to get creative, so I decided to check it out.

When Life Gives You Cherries…

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Well, generally, you just eat them. If you’re me you do, anyway. But, the cherries aren’t quite perfect yet. No problem!

The Beginning of a Trend (or Two)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

My current obsession with making ice cream has brought me down an inevitable road – alternative milk.

Get Them Away From Me!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Sometimes a recipe just comes together with almost no effort, and something that you made to use up an odd ingredient ends up being fabulously tasty. So tasty, in fact, that you have to share the results with as many people as possible, even though you don’t really want to.

Apricot Strudel: Daring Bakers May 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers. As you can see, I didn’t make an apple strudel. I had a bunch of [...]

Gooey Birthday!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

A friend of mine had a birthday this weekend, and was celebrating with cook outs! I went to one held by another friend and knew I had to bring some cupcakes along, but what kind?

Death by Chocolate (Espresso Beans?)

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve now converted Z to my “store-bought ice cream will never be good enough” ways. It wasn’t hard to do.

Iron Cupcake Earth: Savory II

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

My entire life, I’ve dreamed of the day I would move away from Maine, preferably to a city. I don’t like being relatively isolated, having to drive significant distances to get to anything interesting or unusual, and being years behind trends in food and fashion. Luckily within a few months I’ll be in The Very [...]

Adorable Failcookies

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Macarons are tricky little buggers.

A Glimpse Inside My Idea Notebook

Monday, May 18th, 2009

When I’m sitting in the kitchen, bored while waiting for water to boil or cupcakes to bake, I like to come up with concepts for dessert projects. I have an adorable little notebook for my ideas and have lots of little checklists of ideas. Yes, checklists. I put little boxes next to everything I write [...]