I try to be on good behavior by exercising and eating healthy most of the time. And, if I do get the urge for sugar I try to make healthier choices or healthier versions of desserts. Most of the time… But sometimes, you have to be a little sinful.
Cue this cake. Continue reading
Vanilla Bean Almond Sugar Cookies
These cookies are simple to make and turn out beautiful. They taste great on their own but are an excellent base to use to create variations. The taste of these actually remind me of what I consider to be the ultimate sugar cookie- the Pillsbury holiday shaped cookies. Continue reading
This cake, this cake! Do yourself a favor and make it now.
I’m not going to try and sell it to you as the best spice cake out there, let’s be honest here, I am but a humble (sometimes … ) home baker. But the combination of the cake and the peanut butter molasses buttercream is exquisite and far more fitting in my opinion than the typical cream cheese icing that is used. Continue reading
I love farmers markets. They are so homey feeling and it’s oddly satisfying to see and talk to the people who actually put forth the effort to grow the food you eat. This past weekend I was able to cross one thing off my Louisville To-Do list and go to the Douglas Loop Farmer’s Market. I usually Continue reading
I have two weaknesses in life- peanut butter and no bake cookies- the second stemming from my love of the first. There is just something about peanut butter I can’t quite get enough of. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet. I’m not ashamed to admit that I used to keep a jar of peanut butter on my nightstand and would wake up more than on occasion, eat a spoonful, and go back to sleep. Continue reading
I take pride in considering myself a Louisville “foodie.” If I want a hamburger you will find me at Bluegrass Burgers or Mussel and Burger Bar not McDonalds. You ask me to go to Olive Garden with you and I might shudder at the thought (but really…). Louisville has so many local restaurants with amazing food and culinary points of view I see no reason to eat at your run of the mill chain restaurants. Albiet, they do serve their purpose occasionally. Waffle House after a late night at the bars (they close at 4pm here)? YES, please! Wiltshire on Market is no exception to the quality of food I have come accustomed to Continue reading
In my what seems like a never ending attempt to get rid of the bags of apples my parents gave me on my last trip home I decided to make a lighter version of spiced apple cake. I made two simple substitutions Continue reading
Whenever I try to make recipes that are a little healthier for you one of the first things I look at is how to either replace the processed sugars and unhealthy fats or just eliminate them altogether. I find one of the easiest things to use to replace either is unsweetened applesauce. Continue reading