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Showing posts with label desserts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label desserts. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Box Cake Mix or Cake From Scratch - Throw Down!

American TV personality Martha Stewart is the richest and most famous housekeeper/homemaker divas in the world.  Ms. Stewart's official Google Plus business page puts her occupation as “Businesswoman”.  It should say “Phenomenal Businesswoman par Excellence”.  In 2011, Forbes.com reported her net worth at $638 million; and in 2017, it was $970 million.


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On her Martha Bakes TV series, Ms. Stewart teaches you how to make all sorts of wonderful culinary delights, especially cakes, from scratch.

Jill Nystul, not as well-known as Ms. Stewart, but a diva in her own right, shares her tips on how to enhance a basic cake mix and turn your efforts into Crave-Worthy Cakes.

Stewart versus Nystul?
I'm in Nystul's corner. 





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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Can You Name 5 British Desserts? (NO Googling!)

My youngest child is practicing (and hopefully improving) her writing skills. She picked a random topic and did some research.  The topic was British desserts, subject matter which she definitely had to find out about on her own because:

(A) Her American mother was clueless.
(B) Even though her father is from The Bahamas - which at one time was beholden to the Queen of England - Bahamian food is in no way a reflection of British cuisine.  In other words, he was also clueless.


(Arctic Roll)


Was pleasantly surprised with the results of her search.
Has anybody ever tried any of these treats?
Can you name 5 more British desserts?
(Supplied a link below if you can't think of any.)
  1. Arctic Roll
  2. Bakewell Tart
  3. Eton Mess
  4. Flies Graveyard
  5. Rock Cake
Flies Graveyard?? Sounds perfect for celebrating Halloween.


Content republished from British Desserts - Persona Paper, Oct. 5, 2015.





Sunday, July 30, 2017

Cheesecake ... UM? Heaven? Delight? Joy? Who Cares? It's Cheesecake!!!

Cheesecake heaven ... delight ... joy ... 
dressed up or plain. 
No matter.  It's the best dessert on the planet!! 

July 30th is the official date set aside for National Cheesecake Day.  But for me, it's an occasion to extend throughout the entire year. 

Happy NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY!

Happy for any excuse to enjoy a piece of cheesecake! :) 

Gourmet Cheesecake is the ultimate dessert gift for the ultimate dessert lover, try these cheesecake gifts. 

There are many wonderful sites where you can purchase these fabulous gourmet food gifts online.

Does a Carrot Spice Cheesecake sound tempting? CRAIG'S CRAZY CARROT CAKE CHEESECAKE is available at The Cheesecake Factory. Also tempting is the classic New York Style cheesecake and a decadent Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake.  Tough decision huh?  Hard to decide if you want to be generous and buy it as a gift OR get it for yourself and eat it all?  I know.  I'm weak too and find it difficult not succumb to the temptation.  :)


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Thinking of the holidays?
- Easy Eggnog Cheesecake Recipe

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Foodie Friday : Recipes | Desserts | Pineapple Stuffing and More!

This week's Foodie Friday spotlight is pineapple!  Pineapple is included with a list of refreshing super foods we should eating during the summer.  

This recipe at mostlyhomemademom.com, is typically prepared during the Christmas holiday season but it's a treat that should be enjoyed whenever you have a craving for something delicious and sweet!  For me that's all year round!  What about you?



Holiday Stuffing
For any day of the year.

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Best 20 "Pineapple Stuffing" Ideas on Pinterest



More Pineapple Delights from Around the Web













Fredericksburg Farms Salsa Express 
~ Offering a wide variety of salsas from traditional to exotic. The pineapple salsas are very popular!




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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Which Cultures Make the Best Cakes?

Which Cultures Make the Best Cakes? My husband says when it comes to baking, nobody beats out the Greeks and the Jews. We all have our preferences and there is not one person in the world who can say that their specific food tastes is “the right food taste”.

Take me for example. I grew up using Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines cake mixes. The first time I ever ate a piece of cake made from scratch, my mouth didn't know what had happened. It was the mostest bestest softest wonderfullest piece of loving joy ever!  Cake is love!

Needless to say cake baking is not my forte. But I do love a great cake. It would be right to say that cake loving IS my forte.  💗

Honestly! If Queen Marie Antoinette had really said “Let them eat cake!” and I had been in earshot distance, I would have been “Where?!! Where??!! Where's the cake??!!”



Recently, I've been coming across recipes shared by my online friends from different countries and also from food newsletters that I subscribe to and it's got me dreaming and wishing I could enjoy all of these wonderful baked delights without having to concern myself with the possible ill effects of consuming too much sugar. Alas! There is diabetes in my family line and I just don't want to take any chances.

Most of the time, I enjoy cakes by just looking at them or maybe taste a teeny weeny sample. ☺

But some cakes are far too pretty and unusual to eat. Don't you think?  Like these incredible jelly cakes.




Stunning Edible Flower Jelly Cakes Blooming in Your Plate

These gorgeous jelly cakes came from 'La Floraison' in Sydney Australia. Like a Japanese rainbow cake these confections are almost too pretty to eat.



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Some cakes are not even cakes. They're masterpieces. Works of art!



And then some cakes are dummy cakes. Dummy cakes? Yeah. New term I learned when I found a wedding cake by LeNovelle Cake that somebody shared via the Google Plus social network. Below is a photo of the most extraordinary dummy wedding cake I've ever seen.



What about you? Do you 💗 cake?




Thursday, April 20, 2017

"Baumkuchen", tasty and historic German cake | Recipes | Niume Food Sphere

The ingredients for this scrumptious guilty pleasure include apricot jam, dark and white chocolate. Plus it's traditionally served at Christmas.  But you pick any holiday or special event or just treat yourself!

How could you not want a piece of this cake?? 💟







Monday, December 5, 2016

How to Cook Italian : Easy Recipes from CiaoFlorentina

Many people love Italian food. Although my husband says he doesn't. Even though he watches and sometimes records the cooking shows of Lidia Bastianich on Create TV. When we subscribed to cable TV, he rarely missed an episode of Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network. (O.o)


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I heart most things Italian, with food being at the top of my list. There are so many Italian food bloggers out there. In fact, my third post for this blog shined the spotlight on one of my favorite blogs: JovinaCooks Italian.

Here is another one of my faves: Easy Italian Recipes – CiaoFlorentina.  Cooking advice is provided and many recipes are gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian. A few selected posts appear below to ignite your curiosity to know more and whet your appetite for some tasty Italian cuisine.

Chocolate Covered Oranges with Red Pepper Flakes * Christmas Recipes


Chocolate Covered Oranges with Red Pepper Flakes *

The ultimate Chocolate Covered Oranges: tangerine and orange slices dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with red pepper flakes for a nice kick . It is that time of year ago, when our orange trees are so loaded the branches started breaking. Which means there are oranges and tangerines all over our kitchen.

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Replace potato chips with a healthier alternative. How to Make Brussel Sprout Chips (Crispy) *


How to Make Brussel Sprout Chips (Crispy) *

Crispy and light baked Brussel sprout chips with just a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Easy to make and loved by all! Who is as excited as me about fall and baking trays upon trays of these Brussel sprout chips ?

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Vegetarian Calzone Recipe *


Vegetarian Calzone Recipe *

Italian vegetarian calzone, pizza pockets stuffed with veggies and cheese and grilled in a cast iron skillet, a vegetarian's dream ! First of all, you absolutely gotta make this vegetarian calzone you guys ! I had them for breakfast and I'm not even ashamed to admit it .

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Do you know your thyme? Thyme Varieties For Cooking *


Thyme Varieties For Cooking *

There are quite a few thyme varieties for cooking out there. Thyme is one of my favorite herbs to cook with and plant in my containers, but in all honesty I stick to 2 maybe 3 varieties in my herb garden.

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Crushed Red Pepper 4 oz - $4.75

from: OliveNation


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Awesome Food Bloggers in Bloggy Moms Network

Spotlight on food bloggers who are members of the Bloggy Moms Network


Joined this community a few years back. Rather than repeat myself, here is an excerpt from a mini 2-part review of the site that was published at another community site called PersonaPaper.com (Part 1 and Part 2).
(Info as of Feb 2015) “The BloggyMoms Facebook fan page has over 7K Likes and their Twitter account has over 100K followers. The site is created as a community for WAHM (work at home mom) bloggers and last year, my account was approved. The network is comprised mainly of female entrepreneurs or mompreneurs . But there are some guys who hangout there as well.”
(Info as of Nov 2015) “Very happy to report that the owners of this site and network have worked hard and very diligently to iron out the “kinks” that occur when you change over from one system to another in an effort to enhance and improve. … owners set up the new system they gave me a new profile , ...”



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Was active in the beginning (under the old system) but when the owner decided to change the platform, it was difficult for me to hang around and go through the conversion process, so my activity at that network was “suspended”. It was temporary. Didn't delete my account. There was no need for that because I had confidence the owner would get it all together, iron out the quirks, and restore the fabulous-ness of the network or make it even better. 

Success! She made it better! Glad to have to kept my membership. Get regular eMails advertising events, paid blogging opportunities, etc. Also, it was and still is a great place to find recipes, cooking tips, and all kinds of food-related information. Found some excellent blog posts and sharing them here. Since the holidays season is here, the first share is about preparing a wonderful and healthy “healthier” Christmas feast. Some of the links were found at the Bloggy Moms site and others at blogs found listed in the directory at the BM site. Enjoy!!


6 Recipes For A Healthier Christmas Feast
(Don't worry. The meal is not just salad. But I love that picture! Don't you? If that's a part of the meal, wonder what the rest is going to be!)


6 Recipes For A Healthier Christmas Feast - Bloggy Moms

By Judy Pistolese How do you make your annual Christmas feast? My colleagues at Inner West Orthodontics are convinced that Christmas might just be the unhealthiest time of the year but with minor alterations, you can definitely prepare a delicious and healthy Christmas feast for the whole family!


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How to Cook for a Week without Even Thinking About It


How to Cook for a Week without Even Thinking About It - Bloggy Moms

Here are a few things that give me a serious case of the sads: daily grocery store trips, half-empty boxes of pasta in my freezer, beautiful veggies aging before my eyes. I'm always trying to cut back on waste, especially as the holiday season picks up and time and funds become more limited.

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Colorful Bow Tie Pork – Delicious!


Colorful Bow Tie Pork - Delicious! - Bloggy Moms

Standing by my side as I monitored the skillet and put the finishing touches on dinner, Joey grinned and then took off sprinting through the house. I found out later that he had rushed to Dan to let him know that dinner smelled "So good!!"

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Soup for Thanksgiving!


Soup for Thanksgiving! - Adriana's Best Recipes

This post is also available in: Español Thanksgiving is almost here and this time of the year calls for old-time favorites and today I am sharing easy Thanksgiving recipes using seasonal ingredients like sweet potatoes.

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Apple Pecan Chia Pudding – #SecretRecipeClub
(Dessert for breakfast? No wonder it's a secret!)


Apple Pecan Chia Pudding - #SecretRecipeClub

There are not many puddings that can be breakfast or dessert but this is one of them. Apple Pecan Chia Pudding is flavored with maple syrup and apple cider and topped with cinnamon apples and pecans for the ultimate sweet healthy treat. Wow!

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Going Green on a Budget


Going Green On A Budget

Going green doesn't have to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to combine green and frugal living. Even if you don't have extra money in your wallet, you can still make some changes to make your lifestyle more environmentally-friendly and natural.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Humorous Food Quotes

Sharing a full ladle of laughter with a "hint of profound truth".  Enjoy!

 

Sucre Spice All Things Nice

“Preserve and treat food as you would your body, remembering that in time food will be your body.”B.W. Richardson

 

Especially if dessert is cheesecake! :)

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 Shari's Berries - Dipped Cheesecake Trio

 

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”Julia Child


“The two biggest sellers in bookstores are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.”Andy Rooney

 

“Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”Sophia Loren

 







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