the reality is, cupcakes *wish* they could be as good as a muffin, but without much substance, they *have* to get all that frilly frosting "work done" [cupcake clique and other cuteness at BentObjects]
Almond scented yeast dough filled with almonds, butter, sugar and orange zest and topped with a cream cheese orange glaze.
Beautiful Spring artichokes from the Portland, OR Farmer's Market.
Lemon-scented ricotta pancakes - pure alchemy
Peach scones with toasted pecans and brown sugar.
That citrus kiss of lemon almost makes me swoon sometimes. These lemon custard cakes are pillowy and unctuous.
even when it's not pink and red and baked, it's still beautiful from posie [chicken tikka masala, recipe from america's test kitchen]
yes, july is over. yes the daring bakers are done with their filbert gateaus, but i couldn't let this one from 5 types of sugar pass...
"Good food doesn't have to be expensive, time consuming, or only for special occasions" [eggplant, tomato, cabernet sauvignon honey-mustard vinaigrette, goat cheese, pine nuts, and cilantro]
"flummery." try not to say it out loud and smile. the wednesday chef's blackberry version of a simple pudding
ricotta cheesecake recipe that serves as a good base on which to build...heidi did zucchini, but suggests olives, sun-dried tomatoes, chives, spices, spinach, corn...anything really.
An Oreo married a Nutter Butter and they had a baby together. It's name is Peanut Butter Oreo.
Chocolate Friands-soon to be placed in the oven for baking
cream filled take on sachertorte that can be ordered online. doubt they deliver overseas, but still love reading the english translation of the cake: "in love cacao is the best escapes from the nose"
Summer in a bowl - berries for a delicious dessert!
Red Velvet Bithday Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
Chicken Curry Tomato - definitely a much healthier curry
The first of the tomatoes! And a great salsa recipe to use them up in.
Summer focaccia - ready for the oven.
Vanilla Almond Cherry Cupcakes - a healthy cupcake?
Lobster Bisque: the most expensive soup I’ve ever made
G-F flour mix makes baking so much more convenient.
Fresh mango salsa makes a nice topping for quesadillas!
Cod Roe Burgers
perfect friday night treat : watermelon granita!
Red Velvet Cupcakes from The Magnolia Bakery
These tasty, crisp eggplant dipping sticks are baked, not fried... and with a breading that's half wheat germ, these are a great choice for healthy snacking!
A Three Bean Salad that involves - shockingly - only three types of beans!
Entertaining the Green Fairy in an Absinthe Frappé.
I have the travel bug, but I think the only place I will be going to this summer is to the market. That doesn't mean we have to make the same old thing, it is summer let's taste the world.
probably going to foodie hell for linking to rr BUT when you're short on ideas or time, it's not a bad idea to decorate cakes with everyday items like...teddy grahams (huh?) and red licorice whips.
Black Metal cupcakes! Doom doom doom!
Joy the Baker makes Mocha Rum Cake.
Ruth's Italian Pound Cake... said to induce labor!!