Cakes and Pies

Christmas Sticky Toffee Pudding

December 20, 2012 Cakes and Pies

  I’ve always wanted to make sticky toffee pudding. It’s one of those classic English desserts that sounds rich and exotic and you’re not quite sure what to expect. The term “pudding” leaves you wondering if you need a spoon to eat it. But then “toffee” has you thinking it it might be crunchy and [...]

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

October 31, 2012 Cakes and Pies

I’ve been baking and baking over here, looking for the perfect pumpkin bread recipe. After several attempts with no success, I made one last ditch effort before throwing in the towel (or throwing a pathetic, whiny fit).  This time, I modified a bread recipe to make a cake and added icing. Success! This pumpkin cake [...]

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Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

October 17, 2012 Cakes and Pies

  A few weekends ago, I was invited to a dinner party to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I must admit that I kind of love dinner parties. The food is always amazing, the wine ever- flowing, and the company is the best. They also make me feel like  a grown-up. I should probably already feel [...]

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Pear Spice Skillet Cake

September 17, 2012 Breakfast

Since we’re heading into fall, I thought I’d post another pear recipe. This one turned out beautifully. In fact, it may be one of my best skillet concoctions yet. When the weather gets cooler, apples will made a nice substitute for the pears. Ingredients: 2 to 3 pears, cored, peeled and sliced 1 cup packed [...]

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Whole Wheat, Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares

August 30, 2012 Breakfast

I probably shouldn’t call these breakfast squares. It somehow seems wrong to eat chocolate chips for breakfast. But they were vegan chips, so maybe that helps? Probably not. I guess I’ll have to take solace in the fact that the ingredients contain mostly whole wheat, peanut butter and banana. Mmm. Ingredients: Adapted from Peanut Butter, [...]

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Butter Almond Skillet Cake

August 27, 2012 Breakfast

This recipe is borrowed from one of my favorite food bloggers, Bella Eats. It was introduced as part of her new creative project, Beyond the Flavor, which features the stories behind the meals we eat. It’s an amazing project that I encourage you to check out. As for this cake, it is perfection. Deliciously simple. [...]

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Frozen Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pie

August 6, 2012 Cakes and Pies

I spent a good bit of time the other day looking for a rich, creamy peanut butter pie recipe that appealed. I chose this one because the ingredients are simple and it was one of the few that didn’t call for whipped topping. Plus, I love the idea of adding cream for a pie that [...]

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Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 20, 2012 Breakfast

I cannot believe I have the nerve to post this recipe on a day that is forecast to have record breaking high temperatures. Baking is the very last thing I want to do in hot weather. Ug. The heat of summer has barely begun and, already, I’m over it.  I think I’ll stay inside all [...]

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Old Fashioned Pound Cake

June 1, 2012 Cakes and Pies

My husband and I spent a restful Memorial Day weekend in the hills of Saluda, NC. It was so relaxing I couldn’t bring myself to do anything productive (such as blogging). Please forgive me for the sudden lapse. I offer this amazing pound cake recipe in hopes that you’ll overlook my absence. Admittedly, this is [...]

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Lemon Curd and Blueberry Ribbon Cake

May 7, 2012 Breakfast

I made this cake for breakfast. Shame on me. It’s definitely better suited to dessert. It is sweet, fall- apart moist, and dangerous! Make it and then give most away to the neighbors. It’s too good to last long and you don’t want to be caught with sticky fingers and blueberry stains on your teeth- [...]

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