Heaven and Hell Cake

by angelika on September 7, 2013

Stephen had a birthday, and as is tradition, the kids and I scoured cookbooks and the internet looking for the perfect cake to bake him. Last year we reinvented Banoffee Pie into a Banoffee Cake. This year we decided to go with a Heaven and Hell cake. It’s Devil’s Food, Angel’s Food and peanut butter […]


Fast Strawberries and Cream Tart

by angelika on June 8, 2013

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 […]


Apple Cranberry Turn Overs

by angelika on February 18, 2013

I love puff pastry desserts, for the ease of making and the delicious flaky buttery flavors. These are mini apple pies, baked to golden crispness in a puff pasty pillow. The best part? You can hold it in your hand and walk away with it. No plate and fork required. We love these for a […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Blueberry and Lemon Curd Tart

by angelika on March 2, 2012

If there is a heaven I am sure they serve this tart for dessert every day. They must, they have to! It is blissful. I can’t tell you how much I love lemon and blueberry together, a match made in heaven; as they say. I had a bag full of Meyer lemons that some wonderful […]


Pineapple Tart

by angelika on February 12, 2012

I was in a tart kind of a mood. Mr. Fabulous brought home a couple of very ripe and mouth watering pineapples, and by some stroke of kismet I had just received an old magazine which had a pineapple tart recipe that caught my eye. I love a good tart. I am a huge fan of crust, […]


Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

by angelika on December 28, 2011

Are you tired of cookies and sweets yet? Not in our house, I can tell you that. Seeing as how we have made these cookie bars twice, in as many weeks, I think it may be something worth sharing even after the Christmas cookie season has concluded. After all, these would go excellently with champagne […]