Delicate Chocolate Cake “Spartak”

A lot of people that I know love this cake and no wonder why.  This Delicate Chocolate Cake “Spartak” is beyond delicious.  It is made out of multi chocolate layers and delicate white cream.  The texture of this ...more

Classic Over-piped Scrolls and Trellis Cake

Royal icing stringwork is a delicate piping technique that can be used to create gorgeous trellis, cushion work, and add ornamental designs to any cake.  The elegance of elements add panache and an professional finished look. You can use this method on any type of cake from a small single cake to a large tiered wedding cake....more

What I Do When I'm Mad At My Kids

We all have those days when frankly you wonder why you chose to have children in the first place. One more moody silent treatment, one more argument between the siblings or one more question of "Mom, Can I Buy....(insert Nintendo DS game) and you start feeling a bit taken for granted. I love my kids passionately but I don't always have to like them. I have my ways to get even so to speak because I am mature like that and know how to handle adversity in a very positive, healthful manner.... Enter the infamous Black Bean Brownies....more

Ooey Gooey Black & White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

What's better than chocolate chip cookies? How about a bunch of cookies molded into one? Slightly crispy on the outer edges with a soft chewy center - heaven.  ...more

Going Round In Circles With This Salami And Onion Focaccia

This is my fifth Focaccia since the very first attempt in May. So far, I’ve experimented with a variety of toppings – luncheon meat (they call it SPAM here), herbs, cheese etc....more

Lemon and Lavender Mini Cheesecakes

Since I started with my Lavender Lemonade I have been making it non-stop! I only have fresh lavender so long and I just can't get enough right now! We were going to a friends for brunch. They seemed to have all of the essential brunch foods already taken care of so I figured I would bring a dessert. I couldn't figure out what I wanted, but as I was drinking some of my lemonade I know the dessert had to have lavender and lemon. ...more

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Gooey “Butter” Cake

Have you ever heard of Wet Chocolate Cake? I didn’t think so. That is the weirdest name for any cake. “Wet” isn’t an appetizing word any way you slice it, especially when used in the same sentence as “cake”. It makes the cake sound soggy and mushy....more