Category Archive for: ‘Deserts’
Your Cake – And Eat it Too!

Trials and tales of an amateur cake “Expert”.  Things you can’t learn about making cakes from watching TV or reading books This will be a series of posts all relating to making CAKE Scratch or Box?  This post is bound to be controversial. Some purist will insist that your cake should be completely scratch made. […]

15 Different Frosting Recipes

Tired of the same old same old? Need something more than sticky on your buns?  Try one of these from– 1. Meringue Buttercream Ingredients 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/3 cup water 5 large egg whites Pinch cream of tartar 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

Notes from Thanksgiving – a few successes

Notes to self: Self- in the future try to have fewer than 55 items on the menu for the week, 40 of which were new recipes I’ve never tried before. Self- Don’t renovate the kitchen two days before a major holiday when 6 guests are coming to Thanksgiving dinner. Attempted and the Result My eyes […]