Whole Wheat Pound Cake — an old fashioned pound cake with nutritious whole wheat, toasty muscovado brown sugar, and rich creme fraiche. Last year, while on a food tour of Berlin, I visited Weichardt-Brot to try organic whole grain German breads. This bakery is known for using whole grains and even mills their own flour in an
In college, my boyfriend, Graham, took a writing class based on Cincinnati. Each week local writers came in and spoke to the class about their work. One day he texted me from class and said, “Don’t be mad, but the speaker in class today is an editor for the Joy of Cooking.” If only he would have looked at
I’ve always loved Halloween. Growing up, my mom and grandma would team up to make my Halloween costumes by hand. I was never happy with the standard witch or princess and requested oddball costumes such as a drive-in waitress on roller skates, Carmen Miranda, and a flamenco dancer. The Carmen Miranda costume was the most memorable.
I unabashedly love pumpkin. Fall is my favorite time of the year and a major reason is because pumpkin is back in season. While I only drink one or two pumpkin spice lattes per year, I could eat pumpkin muffins, cookies, rolls, cakes, and other baked goods every single day. A few weeks back, I shared my
Take a look at the cream cheese coffee cake above and you’ll notice that it isn’t perfect. Here’s a closer look so you can see what I’m talking about… I sprayed my pan well, waited for the cake to cool, and used an offset spatula to loosen the edges. Even though I did everything right,
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to meet chef Daniel Boulud at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Conference in Washington D.C. He was at the conference for Jacques Pepin’s 80th Birthday Celebration and was wandering around mingling with guests during the party. With Daniel Boulud in Washington DC When I realized his
I had my 5th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. I don’t remember too much about it except that Chuck E Cheese provided a birthday cake for the kids to decorate. At some point during the party, a server brought out a plain white frosted cake with several cups of different colored sprinkles and various tubes of icing
Chocolate Ganache just sounds good. Would you rather have chocolate icing or chocolate ganache? I’d go for the ganache.
Peanut Butter Mousse is dangerous to have in your refrigerator. You may find yourself sneaking spoonfuls or maybe even dipping cookies into it. Not that I know from experience or anything…
My neighbor, Chris, has been making this cake for a long as I can remember and it’s everything I want in a cake: delicious, quick, and foolproof. Pineapple cake was the star of my high school graduation party, a huge hit at my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary (it was 5 years ago and people are