June 2010

Fresh Orange and Yogurt Tart

Fresh Orange and Yogurt Tart

from Sweet Life

Sweet Life enjoys spring in Texas, and bakes this delightful rustic tart to celebrate. I love the combination of fresh oranges, Greek yogurt, and almonds in this simple cheery dessert!

Recipe: Fresh Orange and Yogurt Tart

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Salty Sweet Oat Cookies

Salty Sweet Oats Cookies

If you love granola and salty pretzels, you'll looooooove these (splendidly healthy) addictively yummy crunchy satisfying sweet and savory cookies *and* granola!

Recipes: Salty Sweet Oats and Cookies

Awesome Old School Baking/Roasting Pan

Le Creuset Cast-Iron Baking Pan

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 8-by-11-3/4-Inch Rectangular Baking Dish

Right now, I'm housesitting a lovely little house that has a great kitchen full of quality kitchenware including a very old set of Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron pots and pans. I'm using a gas stove and oven (infamous for uneven heating) but the enameled cast-iron fixes everything - talk about even heat distribution - not to mention great-looking! Now I haven't used this particular pan yet, but based on my experience with Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron cookware, and based on the stellar reviews on these baking dishes, I believe they're worth every penny. From casseroles to cakes to crumbles - you can even roast meats and then make a gravy right on the stovetop with these versatile heavy duty pans. Built to last, they come in 3 sizes and a variety of classy colors too.

Learn more / buy here

Dark Angel Food Cake

Dark Angel Food Cake

Simple light and lovely, a classic angel food cake made dark and chocolaty, mmm... Everyone will ooo and ahhh when you serve this tall dark beauty, especially if you serve it with fresh berries and whipped cream. You can either make this from scratch, or take a mega-shortcut and alter a mix to make this in no time!

Both recipes: The Dark Side of Angel Food Cake

Mulberry Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting

Mulberry Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting

Michelle bakes these striking cupcakes, frosted with delectable matcha cream cheese frosting, and learns a little lesson about substituting milk for something else...

Recipe: Mulberry Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting

Alphabet Marshmallows

Alphabet Marshmallows

Who didn't love alphabet soup when they were growing up? Well this is even better - Homemade Vanilla Bean Alphabet Marshmallows. So fun to put in your hot chocolate, great for kids!

recipe: Vanilla Bean Alphabet Marshmallows

Awesome Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Awesome Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Swee San hits a home-run with these awesomely decadent ganache and caramel-crowned Nutella chocolate cupcakes. And to think she was inspired to make them after cleaning out the two fridges in her home after one of them broke down - again. Talk about positive thinking!

Recipe: Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Cherry Blossom Cookies

Cherry Blossom Cookies

from eye candy

Pretty little cherry blossom shaped cookies that are flavorful and naturally pink - perfect for a sunny afternoon tea party. Jojo of Eye Candy shows us step-by-step how to make these berry-licious cookies.

Recipe: Cherry Blossom Cookies with Strawberry Yoghurt Flavour

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate chips and dates are thrown in a lovely Bundt pan (along with other ingredients) to make for a perfectly tender and awesome cake. Snack time never sounded so good. Or so far...

(I keep on pronouncing "chip" as "cheap". Cheap date! Clearly, I need sugar.)

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Lemon Meringue Bites

Lemon Meringue Bites

Pinch me if I'm dreaming, or are these gorgeous little lemon tarts filled with chocolate ganache and topped with perfect meringues for real? Yes!

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Bites