This month is a little extra special for the Cake Slice Bakers. Instead of choosing from our current book, World Class Cakes, we got to choose from any of our past book selections. I had to go with Cakes by Maida Heatter because this cheesecake was a total game changer for me. I also loved just about everything I’ve baked from her book so I knew I had little chance of disappointment. Continue reading
This month’s Cake Slice Bakers monthly choice is such a unique cake, and I am in love with it! We were given the choice to make one of the following from World Class Cakes:
- Ginger Cake
- Scandinavian Cardamom Coffee Cake
- Chocolate Kugelhopf
- Tarte aux Pommes
It is the 20th and that means it is time for another Cake Slice Bakers cake of the month. I chose this sticky date cake, but not because I was interested in it all too much. I mean, I love dates (as you may remember from these cookies) but I have never made caramel sauce so I decided that this absolutely needed to happen!
I was actually a little frustrated with the sauce and had to laugh at myself when I discovered part of the reason why. The first time I made it it was incredible salty, and not in the amazing way that caramel sea salt sauce should be. I tasted it frequently and did many adjustments (resulting in a tummy ache for my bariatric sized stomach) and it produced a less salty but still oddly incorrect final product. I was beginning to lose hope for this recipe when I finally realized the critical mistake the next day: I used salted butter! All the times I preach to always use unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt in your final product, yada, yada, yada…and I made such a simple mistake. Continue reading
Canned tuna seems to be one of those polarizing items for many people – you either love it or hate it. I happen to be a big fan of it, especially since you can get those pre-seasoned packets of it for a quick lunch that does not required an ice pack if you are running around. As an added bonus, these tomato tuna melts reheat surprisingly well in the microwave. Continue reading
You guys, I miss pizza. I mean, I really really miss pizza. Had a long day and just want to order in? May as well make it pizza. Since my gastric bypass surgery in January there are only a couple things I truly miss, and I think pizza takes the cake (oh…cake!). Continue reading
This month I chose to make this summertime cake for the Cake Slice Bakers. I am of few words today, which is fitting because this lovely cake that needs little embellishment. Be sure to check out the creations of all the Cake Slice Bakers here:
The recipe is below – just keep scrolling (and drooling!) through these gorgeous peaches.
I could not wait to share this cake with you guys, and I was not even sure if I would blog it initially. Normally I do a pretty balanced mix when posting and I’ll do a bit of savory and of course share some sweets. I just had to break my pre-planned rotation though to show you this cake. Although it looks like you’ve landed on a baking blog, stay tuned. There are several everyday meals coming-including low carb, bari-friendly pizza! Continue reading
Funny story with this recipe – I made it in June. Of 2016. #winning Also, I am judging my photos; harshly. Okay, okay this post is way overdue but it has been so far back in the recesses of my mind I forgot about it.
What really happened was I made this pie last June when gooseberries appeared and by the time I got around to posting it gooseberries were out of season. Normally, this isn’t too big of a deal because most produce is still readily available in “off season” months, but not so with gooseberries. Continue reading
I was thinking of a dessert my grandmother always used to make and it brought back some wonderful memories of when my older sister and I would help her at her Bed & Breakfast. We were young, maybe 10-12 years old, and she would pay us to help serve the guests. It was such a fun way for us to learn responsibility and the guests always seemed to be amused and impressed watching us in our little aprons and uniforms. Continue reading
Lately we have been having Walking Tacos for dinner on a regular basis. We had them for the first time when a friend made them on a camping trip and they are so quick and easy! I have mine in a bowl, sans the Fritos. I cook up a 3 pound package of ground turkey for dinner and then I have lunches for the week for myself or freeze the leftovers. Continue reading