As far as farms go, my family's is pretty unique. It's both a fully operational dairy farm and apple orchard. Normally, one would pick one or the other. Truly, aside from both being farms, they are entirely different businesses. Clearly I come from a long line of over-achievers (or maybe over-committers...). There actually was some... Continue Reading →
This cake looks fussy but is incredibly simple to to make. Packed full of apples and spice, this fall treat is simply melts in your mouth. Added bonus: it's healthier than the usual cake, using applesauce in place of oil. But trust me, your taste buds will never know!
This recipe for Lavender Frosting yields a thick and creamy sugary frosting that's perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes. A little bit of lavender extract goes a long way, so use sparingly. The result is a lovely punch of flavor that will strike you like a field of lavender in the springtime! Lavender Frosting Ingredients... Continue Reading →
This essential recipe for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is a perfect basic covering for any cake or cupcake. See how I tried it with my Lavender Vanilla Buttercream Frosted White Cake Cupcakes. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt3 cups powdered sugar 375g3 Tablespoons heavy cream1 teaspoon vanilla... Continue Reading →
This cake made with egg whites is so light and fluffy that it practically melts in your mouth. Vanilla and lavender buttercream frosting are icing on the cake!
According to David Lebovitz, the original version of this recipe produces the "perfect blondie." Coming from the authority on sweets, that's saying something! Of course, even the most perfect recipe can get a little sweeter with some minor tweaks. I wanted to create the perfect compliment to my Butterscotch Ice Cream, so in my version... Continue Reading →
I almost always keep a stash of brownies and vanilla ice cream in my freezer for "emergencies." But in the spirit of the New Year, I decided to give my standard Brownie Sundae a makeover and go blonde. Pair this recipe for Butterscotch Ice Cream with Butterscotch Chip Blondies and you'll believe in makeover miracles!
One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories is of enjoying Grandma's Caramel Sticky Twists at Christmas breakfast every year. Seriously, the anticipation of them was almost as great as the presents awaiting us under the tree. We only got these amazing sweet treats this one time a year. We would awake at 5 a.m. and... Continue Reading →
For the second part of my holiday baking spree for the company holiday potluck, I focused on another favorite spiced holiday flavor: gingerbread. When it comes to the cookie form, I've never been as big a fan of the crunchy gingerbread cookies. But give me a good chewy version with a glass of milk and... Continue Reading →