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Cheap Date

Cheap Date

There are some desserts, though wildly popular, I’ve just never been drawn to – like Boston Creme Pie, Cherry Pie and Tiramisu (probably because mine turned out awful). However, because I’m obsessed with having a well rounded repertoire and knowledge of all aspects of dessert making, I have […]

The Three B’s

The Three B’s

Three words: Make this cake. Two more words: It’s heavenly. I mentioned previously that I have a bad history with bundt cake pans. In fact I’ve thrown out a few perfectly good pans just because they bested me. But then, without fail, I find a […]

Gratifying Concoction

Gratifying Concoction

The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned […]

Now… the Recipe

Now… the Recipe

Thank you to everyone who stopped by, purchased, promoted, supported, or otherwise enjoyed this weekend’s National Food Blogger’s Bake Sale! It was a great success and so much fun to be a part of. I donated an Orange Caramel Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce; the […]

It’s a Walk Off

It’s a Walk Off

I’m super excited to be participating in this weekend’s National Food Blogger’s Bake Sale hosted by Shirley J’s and Dan’s Market;Utah’s part of the Great American Bake Sale. April 17, 201010:00 am – 2:00 pm Orem LocationShirley J’s15 East 400 SouthOrem, Utah 84058*My cake will […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

I’ve been craving birthday cake; I always do. My new years resolution is: Eat More Cake! Last year, you may remember, Gabriel made me a two tiered vanilla and chocolate cake for my birthday accompanied with a pledge that every year he would make a […]

Happy Birthday Gabriel!

Happy Birthday Gabriel!

One thing about Gabriel’s birthday is very predictable: dinner. We always eat at Todai; the Mother of all Seafood Buffets. He not only gets a free meal but,… he gets to eat all he can, wants, or cares to, and for Gabriel that is like […]

A Lovers Quarrel

A Lovers Quarrel

A day ago Gabriel and I got into a little spat, a lovers quarrel if you will. While traditionally, and perhaps in most homes, when a husband desires to express his affection and love for his wife, perhaps even seek redemption for an act of […]

On the Green: 18th Hole

On the Green: 18th Hole

I had this dream about Chris Dudley a couple nights ago. I presume I had this dream because I was thinking intently the day before what type of cupcakes I would make for my sweet friend Allison Hanna-Williams, whose birthday was Sunday. Happy Birthday! I […]

TV Star

TV Star

If you follow Gabriel’s blog (which you definitely should) you already know that about a week ago I filmed my first TV cooking show! If you live in Oregon you’ll be able to watch me over and over and over about 50 times on Cable […]