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Apples, cinnamon, walnuts, cake, caramel glaze. That’s all I have to say, right? I have you at those four items and hello? This recipe certainly had ME at hello. I found it in the Costco Connection magazine , which just goes to show you that Costco does, indeed, have everything that anyone could possibly want, including a fabulous recipe for a rich, tender, sweet apple cake that will make your whole kitchen smell like a happy autumn day. I should warn you that like most things associated with Costco, this is not only wonderful but, well, LARGE.
Last night after I put Max to bed..and had a little glass of wine ;)..I was browsing my new thrifted cookbook and bookmarked a bunch of desserts I wanted to try. We have a ton of bananas in our fridge at the moment so I hopped on over to the banana section. I spotted something that sounded delicious...Baked Banana Ambrosia! ...I had to google to word ambrosia because I had no idea what it meant.
Our latest obsession with carrot cake is this cheesecake that comes from the Cheesecake Factory. My best friend introduced it to us this year and I have to admit that we have since made special trips there just to get a slice! Every year, Ben requests Carrot Cake for his birthday. This year, I wanted to surprise him with a homemade version of our new-found love. After searching the internet, I kept coming across this same version of supposedly a copycat recipe from Cheesecake Factory. I can’t say it’s an exact match, but it is really really good.
Sunny Lemon Cookies Every once in a great while, I get excited to bake cookies. I don’t often like to do really putzy baking stuff, and to me, cookies are the epitome of putziness. This weekend, though, I definitely got in the mood to bake, and I thought it would be a GREAT idea to bake cookies for a few special Valentines, which they will be receiving in the mail in a few short days.
I first made Tres Leches cake about five years ago, when my baby was still a baby and I was trying to find something yummy to make for my friend Ana for her birthday. Ana’s from Mexico and taught me how to make pico de gallo and guacamole, and I asked her what her favorite kind of cake was. “ Tres Leches ,” she said in her sweet Spanish accent. “ Tres Leches ?” I said. “ Three milks ?”
horns blowing* Happy World NUTELLA Day *streamers flying* !!! You know I am supah excited about an entire day dedicated to one of my most favorite things evah! A big thank you to our hostesses: Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso .
Samoas, also known as Caramel de-Lites, have always been my favorite girl scout cookie (although I do enjoy Do-Si-Dos , Tagalongs and Thin Mints ). I’m not sure how they rank in the overall scheme of GS cookie popularity, but I will go so far as to say that I have never met someone who didn’t care for them at all – even people who say that they usually don’t like coconut. I think that the cookie is just a good and rather unique combination of flavors. The Girl Scout bakeries describe Samoas as vanilla cookies dipped in caramel, topped with coconut and drizzled with chocolate.