November 2010

Apple and Strawberry Grape Cake

Apple and Strawberry Grape Cake

Looking for your next apple recipe? Want something seasonal and delicious but a little unique? Look no further! Tania's cake combines alternating layers of amaretti, cocoa and cinnamon with apple slices and grapes. She finishes it off with a fluffy egg-white batter that bakes into this flavorful, autumnal dessert.  

Recipe: Apple and Strawberry Grape Cake

Blueberry Orange Muffins

Blueberry Orange Muffins

Ancoo shares this simple healthy recipe for these classic, not to mention "moist and tender delicious", blueberry muffins:

"...this is a super-easy recipe for which you don't need the electric mixer at all, and I absolutely loved the blueberry orange combo."

I love the quick and easy treats like these - I also love that these are made with yogurt and olive oil - and a generous amount of flavorful orange zest as well as blueberries. :)

Recipe: Blueberry Orange Muffins

Dalek Sugar Cookies

Dalek Sugar Cookies

When I was growing up as a little boy, one of my favorite shows on TV was Dr. Who. While my sister found it too scary to watch, I was totally captivated by the other-worldly adventures of The Doctor. To this day, I still vividly remember the panic-inducing call of the evil Daleks, as they pursued my time-travelling hero: "Ex-ter-minate! Ex-ter-minate!" At long last the tables have turned, and these awesome cookies are the ones who best flee the wrath of my chomping teeth. Muah-ha-haaa!

Story: Halloween Daleks!!!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I love this warm scene of classic fall pumpkin bread studded with chocolate chips and topped with a sprinkle of buttery pecans. This wonderfully spiced quick bread is easy to make too.

"...it's sooooo goooo ooooo ooood!!!!" says Veronnica and I believe it!

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

A red velvet recipe that has converted me! These are moist, fluffy, with a hint of chocolate, and the perfect vehicle for piles of cream cheese frosting. From The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook.

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rhubarb Tarts

Rhubarb tarts

My first time ever trying rhubarb and it was love at first bite!

Recipe: Rhubarb tarts

Carrot Molasses Cakes

Carrot Molasses Cakes

Good things really do come in small packages - especially when it comes to desserts. Matt bakes up these "individual molasses carrot cakes with cream cheese frosting for a layer of loveliness" using a combination of healthy and rich ingredients. I'm in!

Recipe: Carrot Molasses Cakes

Maple Cornbread

Maple Cornbread

Erica's easy, eight-ingredient cornbread is a family favorite: "slightly sweet, barely savory." After baking this fall staple to a delicious golden brown, she serves it up "Yankee" style: sliced in half horizontally, slathered with butter and then drizzled with maple syrup. Yum!

Recipe: Maple Cornbread

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches is "a light, airy sponge cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream." The result is a sweet cake that strikes the perfect balance between light and dense. The fresh whipped cream and sprinkle topping is a perfect addition to Swee's mini cakes. 

Recipe: Tres Leches Cake