‘Tis the season for making cakes. It’s time for gatherings with friends and family, hot cocoa, cold weather and sweet treats. That’s where cake comes in. The fall is our favorite time to kick back at home and bake, bake, bake. It’s the best time to fill your home with the smells, flavors and warmth of cookies, pies and cakes. We’ve made severaldifferentversions of this butterless, flourless cake before, and we’re sharing another one that would be perfect for your next cool fall day. Continue reading “Holidays are Here Again”
We know you have a signature dish that makes everybody go crazy. Or you make something following the usual recipe, and the one day you do something different–add your own touch, if you will–people are asking what you did that time around. There are so many ways to give food your own zap. We all do it. That’s why only Grandma So-and-So can make the potato salad at the family reunion picnic.
At Thanksgiving, no one takes the yams from Uncle Whoever. He’s the only one that makes them just right. If you want to avoid the wrath of greedy family members, please don’t give the Easter ham to anybody except Cousin What’s-Her-Name. Only she knows what she’s doing. You know what we’re talking about.
What are they doing to make those dishes so good?
Well, that’s their secret to the grave. You’ll probably never find out, and maybe that’s OK. If we had the in’s and out’s of everyone’s recipes, they wouldn’t be unique anymore. Maybe the best part of eating that signature dish is knowing that you’ll never have a clue what’s in it. The mystery makes each bite so good.
We test drove some cookies, making a couple of interesting decisions along the way. A little of this, a bit of that. Making sure to incorporate distinct and noteworthy aspects to each recipe. We’re still experimenting, but we think we’re onto something. Don’t hate us for being vague. We just wanted to show you a few of the things we’ve been working on for a special project, but we do have to keep our DD touch secret for now! And we won’t hate it if you do the same.
That red and green dotted brick of sugar known as a fruitcake is not the kind of gift we think one should give now that the holidays are truly upon us. We love fruit, and we also love cake, so it’s easy to think of ways to combine the two in a way that will not only be appetizing but also pretty. Should you choose to dish out sweets rather than gifts this year, try this cranberry and orange quick bread. It’s the new holiday fruitcake. We suggest doubling this recipe and freezing a loaf for later. You never know when a cranberry craving will kick in.