Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

We're going to my in-laws tomorrow and since they're not really big on desserts, I thought I'd bring them a fruit salad. My version of Ambrosia Salad has coconut milk and instant vanilla pudding mix as a base. It's light and not too sweet, so I hope they like it :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Egg-Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aaaaaaahhh....I love the smell of freshly baked cookies. Don't you?

I've gotten so many positive reviews from all of you who've tried and LOVED my
ultimate chocolate chip cookies. I'm especially touched by the emails I've gotten from fellow mommies with egg-allergic kids. I know how hard it is to live with food allergies. But I also know how wonderful it feels to make something special for your kids that they can safely enjoy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Apple Cherry Crumble

Apple Cherry Crumble ala mode

I was trying to come up with something different to make for Thanksgiving this year. And so, I decided that I was going to make a crumble instead of the traditional pie. Why? To be honest, I'm not too fond of the pie crust. I don't like making it and I don't like eating it. But I love, love, love the fruit filling and the crumb topping. A crumble makes perfect sense. And it's so quick and easy to make, which is a big requirement for me nowadays.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tutorial: Macie's Birthday Cake

Macie's Birthday Cake

What I love about making cakes for friends and family is that I get to be unabashedly creative. It's very liberating and I think I do my best work when I'm free to make whatever cake I dream up in my head. Luckily, I find inspiration from everything around me. I could be flipping through a fashion magazine and be fascinated by a pretty print on a dress. I might be watching a movie and be captivated by the colorful scenery. I may even find inspiration from looking at a wrought iron balcony. Once I've got an idea to go with, I just pull out my sketchbook and start drawing. Sometimes I'll draw because I'm brainstorming for a cake project and sometimes I just draw for the fun of it.

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