Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Teddy Bear Chocolate Chip Cookies

Food is a big way that I show love. Lately, it's been tough to find time to bake/cook. When I started this little food journal, I was a single gal just going on a suggestion from a good friend to chronicle my adventures in the kitchen. It's hard to believe that was over 10 years ago. Now, my time in the kitchen is very limited but it's for good reasons. When I do get a few minutes to play with my mint green stand mixer, it's usually to come up with something for our daughter.  I'm head over heels for that kid  I'm always looking for recipes that are healthy and/or cute to surprise her. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Birthday Cake with Dora the Explorer

This cake and cupcakes were made in honor of my friend's daughter's 2nd birthday! Happy birthday little Fernanda - we love you so much! The theme was Dora the Explorer and we went with simple cake toppers for decoration. Luckily, since it's an older show, I was able to find some on Facebook Marketplace and my brother went the extra mile to pick them up (thank you, Joey). 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Cardamom Cream Cake

In celebration of our friend/fam's birthday, I made him this Cardamom Cream Cake posted on the New York Times (with a little tweak). It was the least I could do considering how much he has done for us over the past few years. He is my walk buddy, fellow cardamom craver, co-cook, and toddler wrangler when we simply don't have enough hands. We love to tease him, but that's only because we love him.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Roasted Kabocha Squash Cake with Cardamom & Turmeric {Cannelle et Vanille}

This little number is from one of the first blogs I ever followed, Cannelle et Vanille. It's a gluten-free loaf cake that is is very moist and tender with a crunchy top. If you have never had kabocha squash, it is creamy, sweet, and somewhat resembles the flavor of sweet potato. I love the spices in here - it's surprisingly addictive.