Valentine’s Day Cake Balls
Feb 07

Valentine’s Day Cake Balls

Have you ever heard of a cake ball? If you haven’t you’re in for a treat. They are exactly what they sound like: little balls of cake. Except for one thing: they are dipped in chocolate. Yes, you heard me right. Cake and chocolate, like a truffle. I’ll wait while you go get a...

Super Bowl Snacks I (Pittsburgh Pierogies)
Jan 31

Super Bowl Snacks I (Pittsburgh Pierogies)

hIn case you hadn’t heard, the Super Bowl is next weekend. (Wink, wink)  Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay.  Not sure who I’m rooting for, since I live in Northern California and none of my teams are represented. I think the Super Bowl has become a sort of Thanksgiving, in a way. Greasy, delicious appetizers take...

Sprinkle Pancakes
Jan 28

Sprinkle Pancakes

A few years ago I was at a party talking to a bunch of moms about what our kids eat for breakfast. I don’t remember my contribution to the conversation, but I must have complained about how much sugar is in syrup and how much syrup my daughter would use (this was before she...

Chocolate Cake (A Test for Taste)
Jan 24

Chocolate Cake (A Test for Taste)

Here is a picture of the birthday cake I made for my daughter last year. I was rather proud of myself – I’d never made a tiered cake before. And it was all from scratch: chocolate cake layered with chocolate fudge and a vanilla buttercream frosting. My daughter had begged me for a chocolate...

Brownie Peanut Butter Surprise
Jan 21

Brownie Peanut Butter Surprise

Remember last week when I posted about these awesome Peanut Butter Cookies? Well, it being January, there was another birthday I needed to bake for and I needed something easy to ship. I saw a recipe for Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies on a blog I read, but I knew I couldn’t do that because...

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