November 2010

Drivin' Me Nuts Granola

Drivin' Me Nuts Granola

CeeCee baked up this wonderful granola with seasonal cranberries, 2 kinds of nuts, and a yummy blend of spices that filled her kitchen with a heavenly aroma. I can attest to the benefits of baking your own granola, and how having it around can drive you nuts trying to not eat it all yourself! Perhaps that's why CeeCee points out that it makes a great hostess gift. ;) 

Recipe: Drivin' Me Nuts Granola

Honey Streusel Bundt Cake

Honey Streusel Bundt Cake

This Honey Streusel Bundt is a perfect Autumn cake - it's quick, easy and incredibly delicious! It was lovingly baked especially for National Bundt Day - hence the sweet heart-shaped bundt pan. ♥

Recipe: Honey Streusel Bundt

iBooster App Icon Cookies

iBooster App Icon Cookies

from Pattycake

I'm very excited to announce that Patty and I recently launched our very first iPhone app! To celebrate, Patty made these adorable little chocolate spice shortbread cookies in the shape of the icon. The app is called iBooster and it's designed to help boost confidence. Even if you don't have an iPhone you can still get a boost from the cute little smiles that she stencilled onto these yummy cookies. :)

Story and directions: What's simple, sweet and gives you a boost?

Chock-full of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chock-full of Chocolate Chip Cookies

There were so many chocolate chips in the cookie dough (4 cups!) that I kind of doubted it would work...  It did and they tasted amazing!

Recipe: Chock-full of chocolate chip cookies

Chewy Banana Granola Bars

Chewy Banana Granola Bars

from MuffinEgg

"When life gives you smashed bananas, bake something!" I just love Rachel's attitude - and if you read her story, you'll know why. I also love her healthy baking styles! These filling healthy bars star oats, flax, banana, and almonds - and they're quick and easy to make.

Recipe and story: Chewy Banana Granola Bars

They're also gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats) and optionally vegan/egg-free.

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

A fabulous chocolate soufflé that is wonderfully light and airy, D.D. comes up with a clever presentation technique too.

Recipe: Chocolate Soufflé

Brioche Sandwich

Brioche Sandwich

Swee San knows how to make the kind of sandwich that lifts your spirit and satisfies your soul. She starts by baking a fresh brioche loaf. Then she cuts two thick even slices, and toasts them to a perfect golden brown (this is important!). Only then does she apply her carefully chosen toppings. Oh yes, there is an art to it dear readers, and this is a masterpiece.

Recipe: Brioche and a Sandwich

Banana Tahini Cake

Banana Tahini Cake

Got 3 very over-ripe bananas begging for your attention? Make this easy, rich and very yummy cake that's sure to be best friends with a hot mug of coffee or tea. :)

Recipe: Banana Tahini Cake

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Oh man. These cookies were designed for guys like me. Patty will tell you, I am definitely a "bacon guy", as well as a peanut butter cookie lover, so when I saw these I practically started hyper-ventilating. If you have a bacon-lover in your life, I highly recommend you bake up a batch asap. You will be rewarded. ;)

Recipe: Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon, poppy seeds and a luscious vanilla frosting (with both beans and extract) are a great way to celebrate a birthday - and an anniversary!

Recipe: Lemon-poppy seed cake with vanilla-cream cheese frosting