Easy and fun to make, these Halloween push pops contain moist bites of carrot cake, layered with cream cheese frosting. The biggest problem with these adorable treats is that they’re so cute that people will initially be afraid to take one. Rest assured however, that the hesitation doesn’t last long!
Inspired by Dorie Greenspan, this amazing Double Apple Bundt Cake is super moist, with just the right amount of spices. It’s filled with fresh apples, apple butter, and toasted pecans, and baked to perfection. Serve it alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an anytime dessert.
When Susan and I were recently in Paris, we tried different pastries with the view of trying to replicate them on our return. This included lemon Madeleines from Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann.
The Mardi Gras King Cake of New Orleans comes in a number of styles. The most traditional style is a ring of twisted cinnamon roll dough topped with icing. Then, it is decorated with purple, green, and gold sugar or sprinkles. As an added treat, the King Cake may be filled with cream cheese. Whatever the…
Today, I mentioned to the Master Taste Test Taster that I had some apples that needed to be used. His eyes immediately lit up with the thoughts of some sort of apple cake. Rather than make a repeat of one that I’ve done before, I decided to use a new recipe.
Last week, the Master Taste Tester bought a large bag of Granny Smith apples, and suggested that he wouldn’t mind my making something with them! I obliged by making him Dorie Greenspan’s Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake recipe from Around My French Table. This didn’t use all of the apples though.
Flourless Chocolate Cake is amazingly dense, rich and decadent, with every bite packed with intense bittersweet chocolate flavor. Well, it’s the weekend, and time for me to spend most of my day in the kitchen making stuff. Originally, I had planned on making a Doberge Cake using Gambino’s recipe.
Mardi Gras which French for Fat Tuesday begins on January 6 and culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday. The King Cake is a quintessential confection that is decorated in Mardi Gras colors. Purple signifies justice; green denotes faith; and gold or yellow signifies power. Traditionally, a tiny plastic baby is hidden in the King Cake. Whoever,…
Every now and then, Susan and I make a King Cake for Mardi Gras. This year, Susan suggested that we make a Christmas King Cake, decorated in red and green. I thought – what a good idea, especially since we’re breaking with tradition this year and having a New Orleans themed Christmas dinner!
Susan is going to make a praline cheesecake for Thanksgiving, and asked if I would make some Pecan Praline Morsels to put on top. I said absolutely, because guess who gets the extras? That’s right – me!