*WARNING* This is not a food post!! I’m a little obsessed with Abner, as you can tell. I mean, she’s like my first born child so naturally I’m a little bit of a crazy dog mom (hopefully there are others out there like me!😛). Anyways, I’ve been wanting a really nice camera for awhile now,… Continue reading Abner’s Photoshoot
How adorable are these frog cupcakes!? My mom is a Pre-K teacher and this year’s theme is all about frogs. I have to say, I’m proud of my mom for pulling off over 60 cupcakes decorated like this!! They are so easy to make and do not require many ingredients. You will need: Cupcakes … Continue reading First Day of School Cupcakes
This is one of my favorite desserts! Blueberries are one of my favorite berries to bake with and you can’t go wrong with flaky tart dough, blueberries and whipped cream. Oh, and Abner absolutely loves blueberries! And whipped cream….if she’s lucky enough to get a taste. After doing some research, I found out that there… Continue reading Mini Blueberry Kuchen
Hello again! It has been a long time! Currently, my website is under construction. As you can see, I have changed the name of my blog and I have a new addition who is going to be involved in my blogging. Abner Banks is my fun and happy Rhodesian Ridgeback who is going to be… Continue reading I am back!
This weekend we are attending a friend’s wedding and I was asked to make my famous Chocolate Raspberry Tart for the reception. This tart is a favorite by anyone who takes a bite! The first layer is a chocolaty wafer crust that has fresh raspberries (or frozen, thawed and strained) covering the bottom of the… Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Tart-for 100 people!
Yesterday for Mother’s Day I made a very simple and elegant dessert for my mama: eclairs filled with vanilla bean whipped cream and macerated strawberries. First, I started by making the eclair shells. This dough is called Pate a Choux. Fancy, huh? Well, this is an extremely easy dough to make and can be used… Continue reading Strawberries & Cream Eclairs
Here’s a great recipe I made for company the other day. Really easy and pretty! You will need: 1 Package: Puff Pastry *Preferably all butter puff pastry. I had some leftover in the freezer that I made. Email me if you would like my quick recipe!* 3 Apples (any kind), peeled, cored & sliced 1/2… Continue reading Apple Crostata with Almond Cream
This recipe for banana bread is wonderful and simple. The smell it creates in the house is mouth watering! Another added bonus, no electric mixer needed- just a handy wooden spoon! For this recipe, I like to blend 3 types of flours: all purpose, whole wheat and almond flour. I just think it adds great flavor to… Continue reading Banana Bread
I work at a small cooking studio teaching young children how to cook and bake. It is so much fun and the kids are always interested. This week we made gluten-free brownie sundaes. They all helped make the batter and each scooped out their own brownie into the cupcake tin. We also made homemade hot… Continue reading Gluten-Free Brownies with Spiked Whipped Cream
This weekend we made doughnuts. Glazed and sugared. This is one of my favorite school recipes and one of the easiest doughs to prepare. I made them three different ways: maple glazed, vanilla glazed and vanilla sugared. The vanilla sugared was my favorite. Feel free to be as creative as you’d like with this! Jelly… Continue reading Glazed & Sugared Doughnuts