baking

Cherry Almond Cake

by angelika on June 15, 2013

Cherry Almond Cake-7

I baked something and it turned out well! I know, I should not be so excited for this fact, especially given the fact that I have been blogging for almost three years. This pregnancy has really stolen my kitchen mojo, so I am thrilled that I can offer you a new and easy cake recipe […]

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Fast Strawberries and Cream Tart

by angelika on June 8, 2013

Strawberry Tart

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The baby, the one that dwells in my belly, is killing my kitchen mojo. In a serious way. I’ve been all over spring trying to make new and delicious things with some of my all time favorite ingredients (fava beans). Yet everything I come up with falls […]

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Coconut Bliss Cookies {gluten free}

by angelika on January 13, 2013

coconut bliss cookies

I have had a breakthrough in the kitchen today. I finally made a gluten free cookie that I love. I mean truly love. Not just, it’ll do since it’s sweet and tastes like chocolate, but really love! The secret ingredient is coconut flour, which gives the cookies a light and fluffy, almost cake-like texture. No subtle grainy texture that […]

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Getting Ready for the Party 2 {4 days}

by angelika on December 12, 2012

Today is 3 days until the big day. The night before last, I put some sweetened condensed milk into the slow cooker to make dulce de leche for one of my Macarons. Yesterday I cleaned the house, and baked the “green” macarons. I also did a little spot shopping for some harder to find items. […]

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Strawberry Earth Cake

by angelika on December 5, 2012

My firstborn turned 6 over Thanksgiving which is bittersweet. He is definitely not a baby anymore. Q actually really never was a baby. I always joked that he was born a toddler, full of attitude and getting into trouble around every corner. At 5 he was practicing his teenager, and really became proficient. Now he thinks he knows […]

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When it’s your birthday and your wife asks you what kind of cake you want, and you answer Banoffe Pie, you would think that your pie was a good as done, right? Well not when you are married to a blogger who then replies, but I already did a Banoffee Pie! Pervious posts aside, I did really […]

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Blackberry Brie Tart

by angelika on August 13, 2012

When Stephen and I go out to dinner, which is truthfully almost as rare as a blue moon these day, we often differ on how to end the meal. Stephen always wants a cheese plate, and I want dessert. Usually by that time of the evening we have, as escaped animals are prone to do, thoroughly gorged ourselves on […]

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Orange Curd Macarons

by angelika on August 6, 2012

I am a big lover of all things orange. I just love the fresh smell of citrus, in food and fragrance. Have you ever smelled the natural cleaner citra solv? I feel like I clean my house just so it can smell that nice fresh orange smell. When I first discovered lemon curd, which I’ll admit was later in life, […]

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Mint Chocolate Macarons

by angelika on August 2, 2012

When I was knee deep in a rainbow of macarons, I was having the hardest time coming up with a filling for the green. It was Stephen (formerly knows as Mr. Fabulous) who gave me this look like I was crazy as I spouted off my ideas, and said, “why not mint chocolate?” Well duh. Why hadn’t […]

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Lavender Macarons

by angelika on July 29, 2012

I made a rainbow of macarons for our rainbow party, and of all the flavors the lavender was by far my favorite. I’ve never cooked with lavender before, even though I grow it all over my yard. I went out and bought culinary lavender, not being sure what the difference was, and not wanting to […]

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Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

by angelika on July 21, 2012

  Poppy turned three and we had one heck of a rainbow party in her honor. The whole house was decked out in rainbow fashion, complete with a rainbow jumpy house and an entire menu of rainbow themed food. We had such a blast coming up with food for the rainbow party; the menu will […]

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Strawberry Galette

by angelika on July 7, 2012

I love rustic galettes, to me they just whisper of casual summer nights dining al fresco with friends. Nothing fancy or stuffy- just basic food that tastes wonderful and allows the company to be the star of the show. Galettes are also great for people just starting to experiment with pasty dough, as it is incredibly forgiving. […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by angelika on June 25, 2012

In our house peanut butter is a food group. If you knew how much peanut butter we went though in a week you might be stunned. We all really love it. I have peanut butter on toast in the morning. The kids, of course, love their PB&J sandwiches. We love peanut sauce for dipping, or […]

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Apricot Tart

by angelika on June 15, 2012

I’ve been on a dessert roll lately. Frankly it needs to stop. Unless I want to shop for new pants, which I don’t. My mother in law and I are bad influences on each other. We both love food, love cooking, and love trying new recipes. When we get together we tear through white wine […]

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Lemon Blueberry Cake

by angelika on June 2, 2012

In celebration of my oven being fixed, as according to my mother cakes need to be in celebration of something, I bring you the yummiest cake ever. Ok, maybe not ever. Truthfully all cakes seem to have abundant yumminess. So really, it’s just another great cake. However, what this cake has going for it is nutritional […]

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