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Cinnamon Pecan Swirl Monkey Bread

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Happy Leap Day! February has been one bitch of a month for me personally, so to celebrate the end of it I decided to bake something really, really naughty.  I was inspired by monkey bread, a heavenly concoction of cinnamon sugar covered dough that is baked in a sticky brown sugar and butter sauce.  The […]

Glazed Yuzu Pound Cakes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Last week I discovered that my local specialty market carries fresh yuzu when they are in season.   I have never seen it fresh before, we usually only get the bottled juice if we are lucky, so I snatched up a few for experimenting.  When I got them home and presented them to my husband, […]

Cranberry Bourbon Christmas Cake

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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I’m not going to lie … this is a highfalutin fruit cake. Every year I make a fruit cake.  I find I really like them around the holidays.  There is something comforting about a booze soaked slice of cake which has been festooned with fruits and nuts.  (Yes, I said festooned.  It is a great […]

Sweet Potato Pecan Coconut Cake

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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I love single layer cakes. They have a rustic appeal that I find immensely comforting.   Most single layer cakes are charmingly homemade in appearance, requiring no special skills to decorate them.  No torting layers, no stacking, no praying you avoid the  dreaded buttercream belly around the side of the cake.  If you decorate cakes […]

Salted Caramel Apple Pound Cake (And a Giveaway!)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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When life gives you left-over Salted Caramel Sauce, I say make pound cake! With fall teasing us in the Dallas area, the temperatures are fluctuating between 100 and 80, I find myself feeling very domestic.  The cooler weather puts me in the mood to putter around the house organizing books, clearing out closets, and whipping […]

Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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When life gets busy I turn to easy comfort foods. I am currently working, quite furiously, on my next book. In fact, I just passed the half way point!  My work on the book, as well as my trips to BlogHer and IFBC New Orleans, mean that this month I will not have as much […]

Chocolate Italian Wedding Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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These cupcakes were born of necessity. Originally this batch of cupcakes was intended to be a full fledged cake, but due to my rather appalling laziness the pans I had intended to use were dirty when the urge to bake struck.  When I say dirty I mean stuck on, needing a good soak, burnt on […]

Quick Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls

Monday, June 27, 2011

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Boy, has it been a LONG week … For the second time in three weeks I have gone AWOL, and I am sorry for that.  I was hoping that after my last bout of family related drama things would quiet down, but it was not to be.  Last week my father was feeling a little […]

Grilled Peach and Vanilla Cake Trifle with Golden Syrup Whipped Cream

Saturday, May 28, 2011

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I guess you could say I have Georgia on my mind. It makes sense considering I was in Atlanta last weekend for BlogHer Food.  Now, I could use this space to discuss the actual event, but I don’t think it is necessary.  So many bloggers have posted their thoughts, Linda and Dianne for example, and […]

Cornmeal Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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I am the kind of person who appreciates texture. Texture is a make or break for me, particularly in food.  Example – I love the flavor of pears but the grainy, sandy texture is a real turn off.   On the other hand, a plain hamburger bun is fine, but sprinkled with crunchy little poppy seeds […]

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