Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Have you noticed lately that all the cookies are being baked into snickerdoodles?

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I’ve seen everything from gingerbread to peanut butter cookies twisted into snickerdoodles.  It doesn’t end with cookies either.  With a quick search on Pinterest, you’ll find waffles, cupcakes, and truffles, to name a few. Chocolate Snickerdoodles [Read more…]

Be Back Soon

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I don’t have the best of luck with computers.  Last fall, I went through three laptops in the same number of months.  I thought I finally had one that could keep up with me until it crashed and burned last weekend.  So it’s off being repaired and I’m going through major withdrawals.  There’s not much internet surfing, no playing with photos, and zero new podcasts on my ipod for the last two weeks. Ugh!

The geeks tell me that I’ll have my laptop back and good as new in a couple days.  That’s good because I have baked goods to share.  Until then, perhaps you’d like to try this tres leches cake that I made last year for Cinco de Mayo.  Wish me luck!

(image from Glam & Graffiti)

Meyer Lemon Curd

I used to wonder what the fuss was about with Meyer lemons.

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I would see recipes for baked treats like Meyer lemon bars, Bundt cakes, or muffins, and the author would usually recommend adding a little more sugar to regular lemons for those “not lucky enough to have Meyer lemons.”  I felt so left out.  How different could they be?  As it turns out, they are quite a bit different.  My local Smith’s grocery store recently starting selling these little gems, so of course I was excited to try them out.

The first time I saw them at the store, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever see them again, so I bought a large handful.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with them, but I knew it should be something simple that would highlight the lemon flavor.  I’m already a fan of lemon curd, so I figured that Meyer lemon curd would be a real treat.  I started looking for recipes, and found this one from David Lebovitz.  He’s never let me down before, so I went with it. [Read more…]

Friday Faves

Happy Friday!

When we discover new things in my family, we don’t keep the information all to ourselves.  We love to share.  Our current favorite things might fall under any category from new beauty products to books to new varieties of apples.  We know that if it brings a smile to our face, it might to someone else, too.  We may or may not have borrowed the concept from a certain queen of all media.  Anyway, I do have a few favorites to share.

1.  My favorite foundation ever.  I ordered one bottle of this over the summer for $5 and I should have bought more.  I can’t believe how smooth this stuff goes on.  (photo from Stila cosmetics)

2.  This is my favorite Keurig flavor, Cafe Escapes Chai Latte.  Perhaps it would go well with a slice of chai spice cake.  (photo from Amazon.com)

3.  I love this shiny lip gloss from Philosophy that I got from my mom.  It is fabulous to apply over any shade of lipstick.  (photo from sephora.com)

What’s your fave right now?

Nacho Time

My baking assistant makes some mighty fine nachos.

Crunchy chips topped with cheese, salsa, green chiles,
scallions, sour cream, and lots of red pepper.  So good.

Late to the Party

When I first became aware of the food blog world six years ago, I was completely hooked.  At first, I wandered around online checking out random sites just by following links that looked interesting.  The first blog I actually started checking regularly for updates was Joy’s site.  Her cheery little corner has been a place to turn for baking inspiration, and her humor makes me laugh right out loud.  Over the years, the list of blogs I love hasn’t stopped growing, and the same thought has lingered in my head.  I want to do that. 

I’m the kind of person who likes to know exactly what I’m doing before jumping into something with both feet, and that has kept me from starting a blog until now.  I don’t know anything about maintaining a food blog, and I’m certainly not a photographer of anything, let alone food.  I could wait until I figure it out, but I’d still be reading blogs and thinking the same thing.  I want to do that.  I’m way past fashionably late to this party, but I’m jumping in with both feet.

So, to quote a favorite TV show, “Don’t stop believin’, and let’s get this party started.”

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