Cakewalker - Chocolate Chip Strawberry Pancakes
Cakewalker - Easy Peeps Easter Cake
Whoopie Pies - Cakewalker
Super Bowl Recipe Roundup by Cakewalker
Cakewalker - Hazelnut-Espresso Coffeecake

Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Pancakes Royale

Cakewalker - Chocolate Chip Strawberry Pancakes

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes are dotted with chocolate chips, layered with fresh strawberries slices, and then garnished with a modest douse of maple syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate chips!   WEEKEND PROJECT Decadent? Yes. Ridiculous? Ridiculously tasty! California strawberries are in their prime, and when these big, red, juicy berries are everywhere, you utilize them at […]

Easy Peeps Easter Cake

Cakewalker - Easy Peeps Easter Cake

Beautiful fondant flowers are easy to make by hand, and require no special tools. Pair them with store-bought marshmallow peeps and you’ll have an enchanting cake to present for Easter! Every year marshmallow chicks start appearing on store shelves as soon as displays can be devoid of red and pink heart-shaped goods. They bring hope […]

Whoopie Pies with Mint Filling and Chocolate Ganache

Whoopie Pies - Cakewalker

Covet, Track, And Savor I had it bad. Real bad. I had a fixation so dense it was thicker than fog at less than a quarter mile visibility. I was fixed on satisfying a hankering for that last Thin Mint cookie and I was the only one who knew where it was. Or so I […]

Super Bowl Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Recipe Roundup by Cakewalker

    Back In The Huddle As game day approaches, I find myself thinking about the food table earlier and earlier each season. There’s almost as much forethought put into it as a Thanksgiving feast. This I know for sure; the action around the party spread is equally as much of an attraction, garnering enthusiastic […]

Hazelnut-Espresso Coffeecake

Cakewalker - Hazelnut-Espresso Coffeecake

  The aromatic flavors of toasted hazelnut, espresso, and cinnamon are captured in a whole grain crumb dotted with chocolate. Finished with an espresso glaze, this coffeecake begs for a cup of Joe like no other.   I have a confession. I wasn’t a fan of hazelnuts. It’s not that I totally dislike the nuts; […]

Holiday Chocolate Biscotti

Holiday Chocolate Biscotti - Cakewalker

  Chocolaty, crunchy, nutty and sweet―a spike of peppermint delivers a holiday treat. Wrap a batch in handsome packaging to gift about, the recipients will squeal with delight, no doubt!   By this time in December I’m in FTBM (full throttle bake mode). The oven seemingly radiates 24/7 at 350°, running two stand mixers simultaneously […]

Egg Nog Cake

Eggnog Cake by Cakewalker

The essence of egg nog is captured in a rich, lightly spiced cake frosted with silky meringue buttercream, while a hint of rum and bourbon in the batter brings depth of flavor. Serve this dessert at your holiday table, and prepare to hear cheers from family and friends! Life-altering Decisions My dear sister once remarked […]

Spiked Broguiere’s Egg Nog Recipe

  The term “imported” can be loosely applied to the unassuming dairy bottle depicted above. It traversed over 400 miles from Southern California to Northern California, nestled in bags of ice in a cooler, hidden among suitcases. The City of Angels excels on this front and that; often times looked to as a hub for […]

Italian Apple Cake

Cakewalker - Italian Apple Cake

Less than 30 minutes by car is an apple growing region called Apple Hill. I wrote about it in this post. This past weekend, my family ventured there for a day of autumn splendor. I knew the outing would involve apples, apple doughnuts, a picnic, and a little wine tasting. Area forecasters were calling for […]

Barbera Chocolate Cake


Harvest The California wine harvest is a wonderful time of year. If you have an opportunity to visit any one of the Golden State’s wine growing regions, you’ll find a buzz of activity brought about by ripe grapes, somewhat cooler temperatures, and droves of enthusiasts to revel in the season. Depending upon the variety, from […]