Chess Squares


I saw this recipe on one of my favorite sites, Kevin and Amanda and was intrigued.  It didn’t look particularly appetizing to me–there was no chocolate or chocolate chips or avocados.  BUT–it got me to think about the Momofuku Crack Pie I had attempted to make during the early stages of this website.  The pie was awesome but the photos were abysmal…..I actually submitted them

The Day After Thanksgiving: Cranberry Coffeecake


I bumped this recipe up from the archives because it was just so good. Cranberries, coffee cake–the perfect quick breakfast to take with you on your Black Friday shopping. Or, if you are more like me, the perfect treat to enjoy while leisurely sipping coffee for hours on Friday morning. This it the prefect recipe to get you in the holiday spirit. And, a day

Paleo Carrot Cake with Honey Frosting

Paleo Cake 2

I have had this recipe ready for awhile now but I wasn’t very happy with the photos that I took of my creation.  The plan was to make another carrot cake, take more photos and then post it to the blog.  But, other things got in the way and I just haven’t had a chance to make more cake.  I am going to post this

Six Layer Rainbow Cake & Tips to Make Your Own


A couple of weeks ago, we held Rosie’s birthday party at the beach. Yes, I realize that most sane people would be asking, “a birthday party at the beach in February?” But, we live in Florida and the winter has been so pleasant. In fact, the week before the party both kids were swimming in the ocean and I was on the verge of getting

Cranberry Yogurt Coffeecake


I have had cherry sour cream coffeecake on my to-bake list for a long time now.  For some reason, it always gets moved to the bottom of the list.  That reason likely has something to do with the fact that I know it would be something that I would have to eat almost by myself.  The kids won’t touch cherry anything–unless it is a Laffy

Lunch Box Project Paints My Vanilla Cupcakes


I’m sure you all know about Lisa of The Lunch Box Project, right?  If you don’t–you should. She paints pictures of food on playing cards and does all kinds of interesting food art (not art with food-but art of food). Right now she is working on a poster of cupcakes featuring various bloggers cupcake recipes. And I feel so proud, because she painted my cupcakes!