Oh boy! There they were on display in a heap of bags at the Grocery Outlet today, and at a bargain $1.99 each, three bags of cranberries made it into the cart, one for this cake and two for something else. I’ve been waiting to try Ben & Birdy’s Cranberry Upside-Down Cake every since my … More Fresh Cranberries! Time for Ben & Birdy’s Upside-Down Cake
I was gifted with a piano tuning and some hand-picked, organic, Mount Vernon-grown Jonagold apples. There’s nothing quite as pleasant on a rainy fall day as a warm house with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Those three points are related. Today, while raking up another huge pile of those autumn leaves … More Celebrate Fall? Baked Jonagolds with Caramel Rum Ice Cream
Waking up to a crispy Saturday morning and still no furnace, I popped the oven on to 425 degrees and decided it’s a good day for an experiment with a buttermilk biscuit made with half unbleached white and half whole grain flour. Since I had a gift of Bluebird Grain Farms Pasayten hard white flour … More Super Fast Buttermilk Biscuits with Hard White Wheat Flour: my recipe
Whipped up a fast batch of those low-fat, chewy cookies for an open house in a few minutes, then some DVR’d Formula 1 qualifying for the 5th to last race of the season and later, some Alabama and then University of Washington Huskies football. Add some colorful leaves and it’s a day. Love the leaves … More Oatmeal Butterscotch Chews, Formula 1 & U.W. Huskies Football
A friend for whom I make birthday goody said that she’d like ice cream this year, raspberry* or peach. I’ve had it in my mind to make something like this, so I did. The photos actually tell the story of a peachy Melba ice cream. First day of fall, but there was summer left in … More Raspberry & Peach Ice Cream Duo
I like to make my own infused sugars for baked goods, but a kind lady gifted me with a bag of commercially produced lavender sugar and that meant find a use or two for it. It just so happened that my cousin — who sent me the bottles of Royal Velvet culinary lavender which led … More Happy Birthday, Cousin. Here’s the AliceMarie Lavender Trio
What is it? Guesses will be accepted excepting those who know. All will be revealed tomorrow in the update. Tonight, WordPress imposes a deadline. It’s my favorite non-chocolate cake of my youth, almost precisely as I yearly asked for it. The only change is knowledge, as in I learned something new about making it this … More It’s A Mystery. My Birthday Cake.
Rhubarb custard is an exquisite taste sensation, I think. Last year I made a rhubarb custard pie and this year, nope. There’s been four different types of rhubarb cake out of my kitchen this season, and now another has joined the ranks of “Yummy. Make it again next year.” The recipe I found online from Taste … More Rhubarb Custard Cake with Recipe!
A friend whose birthday was last week asked, when I offered to make it, that I choose which chocolate cake to bake. Her husband told me long ago that she is very fond of dark chocolate, so I decided to make a 3-layer devil’s food cake using strong coffee as the liquid, and to double … More Triple Chocolate Mocha Cake, aka Chocolate Coffee Cake
There’s still rhubarb in some local gardens, even after the big Rhubarb Cake with Cinnamon Sugar that I made last week for the Bon Voyage/Happy Birthday and block party. I’ve been promising this bread all season, and today was the day. I made it last year with pecans but followed the original recipe* this time … More Rhubarb Tea Bread with Hard Flour