A World of Cake.
This entry was posted in Cakes, Giveaway and tagged Cinnamon, Frosting, Honey, Icing, Peanut, Recipe on April 8, 2011.

     I was fortunate enough to recently receive the lovely cookbook, A World of Cake by Krystina Castella. It's quickly becoming one of my favourite cookbooks with its big beautiful photos and scores of recipes for, you guessed it, cake. A World of Cake reads like a cherished family recipe book with a detailed story behind...

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Chocolate. Cherries. Whipped Cream.
This entry was posted in Cakes and tagged Black Forest, Cherry, Chocolate, Recipe, Whipped Cream on February 22, 2011.

I find myself pondering the things in life that I simply could not do without. Everyday ordinary things that somehow have become integral to my very existence. Like my iPhone. If I couldn't check my Twitter every hour you might find me shaking in a corner somewhere in a cold sweat. Or if I just...

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Oh Happy Day!
This entry was posted in Cakes, Giveaway and tagged Cream Cheese, Icing, Lemon, Lemon Curd, Recipe, White Chocolate on February 10, 2011.

Today is a two fold celebration. Hot Polka Dot turns one and yours truly turns twenty five! A year ago today I decided it was time to explore this new passion of mine. I opened my recipe box as well as my heart and was met by a flood of wonderful people. A few of...

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When Life Gives You Lemons.
This entry was posted in Cakes and tagged Cranberry, Lemon, Pomegranate, Recipe, Sauce, Yogurt on January 14, 2011.

In a family you operate like satellites that orbit around the home. When one moves the others shift to compensate. So when Lee starts working a late shift and doesn't get home until 2am some nights we all have to make some adjustments. I miss him in the evenings and I stay up late to...

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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program.
This entry was posted in Cakes, Project Food Blog and tagged Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Pear, Recipe, Upside Down on November 13, 2010.

First let me just say thank you to everyone who voted and encouraged me so far. I couldn't be here without you! I'm nervous, excited and, above all, grateful. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! “Channel your inner Julia Child and put one of your favorite recipes on film. Pick a recipe...

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Paint With Chocolate; Sculpt With Orange.
This entry was posted in Cakes, Project Food Blog and tagged Chocolate, Mousse, Orange, Recipe on October 11, 2010.

I made it! Challenge four! Thank you so much to my loyal readers and new friends who took the time to vote for me. I appreciate all your support and words of encouragement. “Sure, you can take a pretty picture. But your task here is to go above and beyond and use photography to create...

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Project Food Blog #2: The Classics.
This entry was posted in Cakes, Project Food Blog and tagged Candy, Cinnamon, Citrus, Glaze, Icing, Orange, Recipe on September 27, 2010.

“Ready to tackle a classic dish from another culture? Pick an ethnic classic that is outside your comfort zone or are not as familiar with. You should include how you arrived at this decision in your post. Do your research then try to pull off successfully creating this challenge. Try to keep the dish as...

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Turn That Frown Upside Down.
This entry was posted in Cakes and tagged Honey, Peach, Recipe, Upside Down on August 17, 2010.

There are some things in the world that are better when turned upside down. It's just a fact. Frowns for example. You saw that one coming right? Bats too. When they're upside down they're sleeping instead of flying around in your hair giving you rabies. Our cat Misty. She loves to lay on her back...

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Honey for My Honey.
This entry was posted in Cakes and tagged Citrus, Glaze, Honey, Lemon, Recipe on August 8, 2010.

Just bear with me here and allow me to put my serious hat on for a few minutes. If you don't want to read on about a gooey love story and how ridiculously giddy it makes me then I'd suggest you stop now or skip ahead to the cake part. I won't tell. Promise. A...

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.
This entry was posted in Cakes and tagged Banana, Brown Butter, Cinnamon, Recipe, Sugar on August 6, 2010.

The brown sugar is of the dark brown, aka demerara, variety because I've decided it's the best dang sugar on the planet. The spice is cinnamon because, let's face it, it's the rock star of all spices. The everything nice part refers to brown butter because a smidgen of brown butter makes everything nicer. That's...

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