19
September
2008

This recipe I came up with on the fly, out of the blue, in order to have something quick and easy for dessert. I looked around at other recipes but I can’t find anything really that it is like. As you may have noticed I really love baking cakes and that’s what I [...]


11
August
2008

Woohoo! A cake made with beer! I’m not a big fan of beer, but Brian is. I’m the chocolate cake fan. This cake looked quite toothsome and I really wanted to see if the beer gave it a unique taste. I came across it on The Village Green. Thanks [...]


10
July
2008

Here is another good recipe from Anna at Cookie Madness. Just the name alone is amusing enough for me to want to bake them. When my kids tried to pronounce the name it came out as “Chooga Chew-Chews” at first, then shortened up to just “Chew-Chews”. These are tasty bars and to [...]


30
April
2008

This is another recipe inspired by a great one from the Food Network. Their original is from the Retro Desserts cookbook. Peanut butter and bananas is one of my favourite combinations, so I’ve had this recipe on my list for some time now. The cake is baked as a loaf cake, [...]


11
April
2008

This recipe was inspired by one for a Chocolate Truffle Pound Cake from Diana at Dianas Desserts. I was looking for a way to use the raspberry icing that I botched when making my daughter’s birthday cake. (Which again, I have been keeping in the freezer. I love my freezer. It [...]


17
February
2008

I thought of putting these brownies together when I saw Paula Deen making Maggie’s Decadent Brownies on the Food Network. She said it reminded her of her Marsh Mud Cake. There are so many different variations on this recipe that whatever floats your boat you could find something that suits.
I don’t usually do [...]


6
February
2008

This cake has been a three day effort in honour of my daughter’s 5th birthday. She described to me in quite good detail exactly what she wanted. The title above is what she’s been calling it. I went to my list of recipes and found one I thought would fit [...]


26
January
2008

I have been recovering this week from a clogged milk duct. (Too much information perhaps, but bear with me, it gets better, I promise.) This cake from Gluten-Free Mommy, seemed just the thing to brighten my mood. Natalie says her sister, Caroline, brought her this cake to cheer her up when she [...]


19
January
2008

This recipe is from Baking Bites. Nicole says it was inspired by Trader Joe’s Peppermint Jo-Jos, a peppermint Oreo chocolate sandwich cookie. She says they are one of her favourite recipes of 2007 and no matter how many times she baked them they were always eaten up. With such good reviews I [...]


17
January
2008

I saw Alton Brown make this cake on the Food Network and thought it sounded tasty. This was my first time using quinoa flour, which I have steered away from using in the past because I thought it would have too strong a taste. I decided to give it a fair chance [...]