It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?

Having finished last night chronologically listing several months of photos meant to go in this blog with a paragraph or two and discovering that today is U.S. National Dessert Day and with Seattle prepping for a Mayoral election, I decided to do a quick post inspired by all those things. During the run-up to the … More It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?

Happy Birthday to Me

That’s right. It’s my birthday and I’ve baked myself a cake to share. Rather than a 3-layer banana nut cake, which is my favorite, it’s a sheet cake which is easier to share with more people. The nuts were left out because many here cannot have nuts and it has Buttermilk frosting rather than the … More Happy Birthday to Me

Eid Mubarak

To my friends and those celebrating Eid Al-Fitr as Ramadan 2021 ends beginning at sunset tonight in Seattle, May 12th, I wish you all a Blessed Eid. Today I made this Crazy Cake with Penuche frosting, a sprinkle of Sprouts’ Chocolate Gems and used my Arabic writing skills for the wish: Eid Mubarak. The cake … More Eid Mubarak

Happy Birthday to Best-Selling Author

We’ll be having this: Recipe is here: https://mschefinseattle.com/2019/06/06/chocolate-shortcake-with-nectarines-recipe/ Maria is definitely having a happy birthday. Her first published book, Crown Jewels, The Akasha Records, Book1 is #1 on Amazon in the category Alchemy, written for young adults and ordered by many adults including those taking her companion course “30 Days of Authenticity” on the Intention Inspired website. … More Happy Birthday to Best-Selling Author

Variations on a Dutch-oven theme: No-knead Maple Oatmeal Bread

Like many bakers, cooks and chefs everywhere, I’m open to trying out somebody else’s recipe in the same genre of an old or new favorite and so it is with this bread. The recipe* for this bread was linked inside a newspaper article on 10 easy breads for the home-bakers staying inside and safe because … More Variations on a Dutch-oven theme: No-knead Maple Oatmeal Bread

In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Blonde Brownies & No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Drops

Sometimes the title says a lot. Two girls were making different cookies at the same time with me via Skype, getting ready for camping take-alongs. The oldest made the chocolate no-bakes which require bringing ingredients to a boil and undivided attention and a bit of fatherly supervision at the critical time. The youngest made her … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Blonde Brownies & No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Drops

Leftover peanut butter frosting? Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Who doesn’t like apple wedges with peanut butter? This is a coffee cake version of that classic combo. Why? Mix-and-match is my middle name.  There was leftover peanut butter frosting which I’d frozen a few days ago after making a batch of my Peanut Butter Wich* cookies for my mum’s birthday. Sunday cake. Formula 1 … More Leftover peanut butter frosting? Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake