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Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain. Red Velvet Cake in a Jar. Lemon-scented german pancakes. Over the past 2 years, the only kind of mail I’ve been getting is – you guessed it – college mail.

lemon-scented german pancakes

“Come visit us! You’ll love it here! This is the perfect place for you!” Occassionally, I even get a letter that reads, “Thank you for requesting information, Kimberly!” . . . Lately, the amount of college mail has been dwindling – thankfully! Crème Brûlée. Crème Brûlée You make plans and life laughs.

Crème Brûlée

That seems to be the motto for the way things have gone in the past two weeks: My husband and I planned to stay with his family in New Jersey for just five days of the holiday, but due to a few feet of unexpected snow, we ended up staying an additional twelve before flying home on January 3. While we all noshed on steak at a cozy restaurant and enjoyed a Hitchcock play in New York City, snow continued to blanket the streets and incapacitate the residents and visitors, delaying our expectedly easy return to New Jersey by hours and hours.

A few days later, on the way to board a six hour flight back to Los Angeles, we learned that it was cancelled and couldn’t be rescheduled until eight days later. Pizza, wine and lots of laughs helped medicate our frustration and make the best of the unexpected bump in the road. Eatingclub vancouver: Turon (Philippine Banana Spring Roll) TS:Turon, how I love you...

eatingclub vancouver: Turon (Philippine Banana Spring Roll)

Lucky for us, JS' godmother, Auntie B, would make turon for us seemingly upon a moment's notice from Mama. Mama tells us that Auntie B's own children have remarked that they themselves are not usually privileged enough for their mother to make them turon! ;) Auntie B is the same person who would also make Bola-bola (Philippine meatballs) for us, seeing as we're a little frying-averse. The domestic mama and the village cook. Really…it’s not that hard.

the domestic mama and the village cook

Keep reading…. I had some leftover cream filling from my daughters birthday, so in the middle of the night I thought this may be a good way to use it. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Based on a from long, long ago, I’ve been toodling around for quite some time with the concept to get, what is to me, the perfect peanut butter cookie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

And I finally think I’ve got it! While I generally like to steal a cookie (or five) warm from the baking sheets, these cookies benefit greatly from cooling to room temperature (and are fantastic out of the freezer especially if you have the patience to let them sit on the counter for about 3 1/2 minutes – pure bliss). White chocolate mousse and brandy snap baskets. 10th September 2010By SusiePhotography by Adam White chocolate mousse has always been a firm favourite of mine – I generally make it at Christmas and serve it up with brandy snaps.

White chocolate mousse and brandy snap baskets

Mousse and brandy snaps were not the first thing that came to mind when thinking of things to cook for this month’s theme, but I soon realised that a hot and cold version would make an interesting twist For a bit of fun I decided to make the brandy snaps into cylinders and dip them in dark chocolate so they could hold the mousse and be moved around. I also topped them in fresh raspberries which resulted in my own little sweet woodland of brandy snap trees. Evil chef mom: chocolate peanut butter pie. How to Make Your Baby Pterodactyl Mad In 4 Easy Steps.

evil chef mom: chocolate peanut butter pie

Crêpes with Cream Cheese Filling. Crepes are a beloved kind of dessert over here – in our monkey household.

Crêpes with Cream Cheese Filling

"Empty Tomb" Marshmallow Delights. Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake Psssst…. there’s a surprise inside this pale exterior!

Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake

Oh yeah! Red Velvet Cake, with Cream Cheese Frosting… AND A LAYER OF CHEESECAKE IN THE MIDDLE! This cake has been in the planning process since February. Salted Caramel Brownies. I first fell in love with salted caramel back on a chilly January day this past winter.

Salted Caramel Brownies

It was a Friday. The night before, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I went to a Pens/Caps game (we won’t discuss the result), and he was in town and off the next day. So we did what we do best – we went shopping. Project Food Blog Challenge 7: Videos – Classic, Contemporary and Crazy. As a food blogger, you have to wear multiple hats – cook, stylist, photographer, writer, editor. Last week, thanks to the seventh Project Food Blog challenge* , which is to demonstrate a recipe on video(!)

, I added director, actor, videographer and film editor to that list. When you write a blog, you’re putting a little part of your life, all your thoughts and ideas up for public scrutiny. But with words, you can hide as much as reveal. In front of the camera though, unless you are a fabulous actor (which obviously I’m not), nothing is hidden. But let’s get to the crux of this video challenge, which is not me, but the recipes. I’ve watched, edited and re-edited these until I was sick of the sound of my own voice.

Bon Appetit! The Classic – French Crepes Click here for complete recipe – French Crepes (Music Credit and Copyright (Creative Commons): Pitx / CC BY-NC 3.0 ) The Contemporary – Tiramisu Crepe Cake. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. Sometimes, red velvet cakes are known more for their brilliant coloring than they are for their flavor because it is easier to simply make the cake look fancy than put together a great recipe. Reese's Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars Recipe. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Nutella Chocolate Ganache. Pumpkin cheesecake w/ nutella ganache. When you go to bed at night, as soon as you hit the pillow, do you get all these pop up bubbles of thoughts of the day of what you didn't do or what you should have done?

I hate that.