Monday, March 30, 2009

Fruit S'mores

Strawberry S'mores
Strawberry S'mores

Okay, so this isn't exactly revolutionary, but I thought since it has become a family favorite, it was worth mentioning. This is a quick and easy treat that I like to put together when I'm short on time and need something sweet to eat. Basically, you add slices of fruit inside a s'more and voila ... you've got fruit s'mores. Just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and you're done.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing

Pastry chef Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes
(Photo courtesy of Food Network

Everyone, set your DVRs to record. The Super Bowl of cake competitions is finally here! Watch your favorite all-star pastry chefs compete in an extreme four-round cake competition. This is gonna be GOOD! I can't wait to watch this.

Thank you Food Network for sharing this press release and photo with me :-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SunButter Cookie Candy

Sunbutter cookie candies

Here's another peanut-free treat for my peanut-free son. I took Paula Deen's recipe for Georgia Cookie Candy and replaced the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter. On a previous post, I mentioned how delighted I was when I discovered SunButter at my local grocery store. I recently found it at my neighborhood Target store as well. This is truly a perfect alternative to peanut butter and unlike other products I've used, Sunbutter is made in a peanut-free facility. If you don't have any nut allergies, you might want to experiment and try this recipe with almond butter or cashew butter (Clotilde from Chocolate and Zucchini has a quick and easy recipe for cashew butter that's worth trying).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

There's a bun in my oven

There's a bun in my oven

I'm thrilled to announce that my husband and I are expecting our second child this summer. It's been a long, emotional road leading to this point and I can't even begin to express how grateful and blessed I am to be carrying this baby. I had a difficult pregnancy the first time around, so I'm gonna be smart and take it easy this time. Which means I'm not gonna be baking as much as I'd like.



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