I just realized that I’ve been doing this blog for about 2 years and realize that I haven’t delved into myself or my family. I’ve definitely talked about my kids and more specifically my son’s A1C issues, but never about me or my husband! So if you ever wondered… and aren’t one of the readers who skips all this stuff to get to the Amazing Raspberry Swirled Angel Food Cake recipe below… then today’s your lucky day!!Read More
I wish I can take all the credit on this one, but alas I cannot. This adorable recipe belongs to Claire Saffitz at Bon Apetite Magazine. The minute I saw it on their cover, then watched the video… I was obsessed with making it! Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits. The allure of the dark red color, the sweet flavor, and the fact that you can only really get it once a year adds to it’s mystique. Growing up, I always craved cherry pie. It seemed to be the most American dessert you can get, aside from apple pie that is. But cherries were hard to pit, and I loathed the gloopy sweet concoctions that came out of the cans. So as much as I wanted it, I didn’t get cherry pie as often as I really should have. Cut to, the Magnolia warehouse sale. I decided to take a trip up to Waco… a mere 1 1/2 hr drive from us in Austin to peruse the sale goods. On the way home We stopped by Magnolia table for lunch. No We didn’t wait in the crazy long line to eat in the restaurant.. cuz ain’t nobody got time for that! We ordered our sandwiches from the Takeaway section and ate it in our air conditioned car like civilized people! But we didn’t just have sandwiches…. we had cherry pie. I didn’t think much of it, I just wanted a dessert to go with my lunch. But oh man was it good. Not too sweet, not gloopy and a great almond flavor. Cherries and almond are a match made in heaven in my book! And so with that craving and the knowledge of this Bon Appetit recipe, I present this Summer Cherry Cobbler. (I did make a few modifications to the recipe, to match my tastes… but I hope ya’ll enjoy it!)Read More
Ok, how many of you guys are campers!? Like big outdoors, adventure is out there, pitching a tent, kind of campers?!! Yay! summer is your season! As for me… not so much….I’m not a big camper… actually I’ve only gone camping once in my life and girls, it’s not for me. Bugs, dirt, no air conditioning!? nah….But I do enjoy all the ideas of camping! Sitting out under the stars, breathing in the fresh air, and cooking ‘round a campfire. So when summer rolls around, I’m always in the mood for s’mores… and whats the best part of a s’more!? Toasted Marshmallows! Which incidentally is the easiest way to decorate a cake! Win win people! You gotta try this Campfire Snack Cake!