Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lemon Velvet Squares - The Cake Slice Bakers February 2014



The Cake Slice Bakers are working their way through Carole Walters Great Cakes, and the winner of this month's vote was the Lemon Velvet Squares. So far I have enjoyed all of the cakes I have baked from this book, and I was hoping this recipe was going to be a success too because I love lemon desserts.

Dark Chocolate Five Spice Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers


It is time for a little bundt baking.  This month the theme for #BundtBakers is Chocolate and as soon as I heard this I immediately thought of this little Himalayan restaurant we enjoy.  My favorite dessert there is a dark chocolate five spice ice cream, which I have been meaning to make for my blog.  I decided that I would translate that ice cream into a cake.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

White Chocolate & Cranberry Crispy Treats




This month's theme for the #CreativeCookieExchange is Berries & Chocolate. Is there a better pairing than sweet, juicy berries and rich, luscious chocolate? I don't think so.  Since I had already made a few milk and dark chocolate sweets this month I decided to use white chocolate.  I also wanted to make a bar cookie this month, just for something different.  After looking through my collection of cookie magazines for something suitable to the theme, I choose a recipe from a Better Homes & Gardens magazines - White Chocolate & Cranberry Crispy Treats.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Brownie Kisses





You may remember last month I started baking through Lick the Bowl Good, the fantastic new cookbook by food blogger Monica Holland.  Last month we baked a Banana Pecan Breakfast Cake, which was amazing.  This month the group is baking Chocolate Cherry Brownie Kisses, which seems very appropriate for the chocolate-loving month of February.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Better Than Ultimate Brownies - #ElleAPalooza






I am writing this post in memory of someone that I did not know and many people would find that strange.  However, the food blogging community is like one huge family, and when we lose a member we all mourn, and grieve for a life lost way too soon.

News spread very quickly via the internet, and the shock and pain was palpable, as we found out that Elle (Lee Ann), of Elle's New England Kitchen, had passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 28th at the age of 45, leaving behind so many heartbroken family and friends, including her husband, Billy and their four children.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love Me, Love Me Knots - #TwelveLoaves





It is February and love is in the air, cupid decorations are in the store, and Chocolate is the theme for this months #TwelveLoaves. There were so many options I considered for this theme but I decided to stick with a yeast bread, and found this recipe for Chocolate Love Knots at the Fleischmann site Breadworld.com.