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A word of advice

If you need to buy a cake for a man’s 24nd birthday, do not buy a Spongebob Squarepants birthday cake. There is something fundamentally odd about doing so – particularly when the birthday boy in question isn’t a fan of the cartoon and there is no “inside joke” about the cartoon that would give you a good reason for using it as a cake theme. ... Read More »

Thank you Dr Biggles!

I received a wonderful package from the UPS guy today, courtesy of Dr. Biggles and my meatloaf. Now I have something to keep me going on my journey into the midwest. Yep, I’m flying out to Indiana to visit some family for the long weekend. I probably won’t post while I’m going, but I’m sure I’ll have lots to share upon my return. Read More »

Spicy Blackberry BBQ Sauce and Died and Went to Heaven Chocolate Cake

It all started with a sauce. A gorgeous, burgundy colored sauce that does not photograph nearly as well as I would like it to. I found it in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine. It was a spicy blackberry barbeque sauce. The question was what should I serve it on? Steak. Again, the picture didn’t come out as well as I had hoped. I guess I ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies

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What better way to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you than by baking them a big batch of heart shaped cookies? Ok, there are some things that could be considered better – money, cars, twice as many cookies – but you must admit that fresh cookies are high up on the list. And this is one gorgeous batch of cookies, if ... Read More »

Yogurt Cake

 I knew it was only a matter of time before I got tagged. And I agree that this is a great way to get friendly with blogging buddies. Of course, I couldn’t do this without baking a little something to go along with it, so I tried a yogurt cake once more. It worked! And it was delicious. I adapted this from a recipe for ... Read More »

Sfogliatine con Crema di Mascarpone

This month’s Sugar High Friday theme was puff pastry, hosted by Clement at A La Cuisine!. I have to admit that it put me in a bit of a tight spot. When I am looking to make something sweet, I tend to shy away from things that seem to be already put together (read: puff pastry, I’m just trying to phrase it nicely). To me, ... Read More »

MeatHenge Meat Platter Results

The results are in from Dr. Biggles‘ meat platter contest! I just eeked into third place with my meatloaf. Congratulations to all the entrants – everything looked great. And thanks to Meathenge for hosting a great contest. Check out all the entries here. Read More »

Girard Chocolate from Paris

Unfortuately, I did not photograph any of the massive quantities of food consumed during the super bowl yesterday. No guacamole, nachos, chicken wings or any of the three kinds of chili. They were just so good, no one could wait to eat them – take my word for it. A friend was in Paris last week and brought a little bag of assorted chocolates home. ... Read More »

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