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Cake Decorating: How To Make Hydrangea Flowers

A cluster of fondant hydrangea blossoms adorning a round cake is beautiful to behold, and it makes a stunning centerpiece too!   It’s been a while since Mrs. W had a special cake. I know―it’s a bit like the cobbler’s children who have no shoes. Truth be told, I’ve had this cake in mind for […]

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

While clicking through some archived photographs, I came upon this one I shared with the Los Angeles Times quite a few years back. I first learned of the cake when the newspaper had pulled it from their recipe archives publishing it again as part of their ‘Weekend Project’ series in the Food section. The L.A. […]

Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Pancakes Royale

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

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

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

    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

  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

  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

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 […]