Angel Food Cake with Fresh From the Farm Berries

Since I’ve been working out a lot more lately and still have a super huge sweet tooth, I’ve been on the hunt for “healthier” baking ideas. I’ve been slowly losing my taste testers too, since they don’t want to pack on the calories every time I bake! I asked around to some avid bakers for suggestions, and good friend of mine recommended Angel food cake. Since there is no butter, milk or egg yolk, it looked like something that I should definitely try; the ingredient list seemed healthy enough. And…

Embracing the Summer with Strawberry Shortcake

My husband first introduced me to the famous Roy Roger’s strawberry shortcake a few years ago. When he described to me that it was a biscuit, topped with strawberries and jam, and finished off with ice cream, I was a little hesitant. I wasn’t too sure how that combination would turn out. But as we drove away from the drive through window, and I took my first bite, it was insanely delicious! It was one of the best summer treats I’ve ever had. With the weather being so extremely hot…

Plum Crumble with Fresh Plums from Mom’s House

I was visiting my parents over the weekend and noticed that the branches of their plum tree were sagging and full of ripe juicy plums. My mom, bless her heart, decided to pick approximately 10 pounds for me to take back home. I do love plums, but there’s no way I could finish all of it before it went bad. And I certainly did not want fresh plums to go to waste. So I decided to bake up a storm, starting with a plum crumble first. Yields 8 servings Cook…

Fruit Tart with Fresh From the Farm Berries

At my friend’s cookout over Memorial Day weekend, she made this amazing fruit tart with the sweetest blueberries and strawberries. I never realized how easy it could be to make a tart. So for my  mother in law’s birthday, I wanted to make a tart for her. She’s in love with the fruit tarts from Pastries by Randolph, so I wanted to try and replicate one for her in my own kitchen. Serving Size: 8 Cook Time: 15 minutes Crust Ingredients: 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,…

A Twist on a Classic Blueberry Muffin

  A friend of mine came over for brunch on Sunday and she’s one of the healthiest people I know. So it inspired me to make something healthy to contribute. I found a recipe on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living website for blueberry muffins with cornmeal and thought it would be something different and I really wanted to try it, especially since I found the yummiest looking blueberries at the grocery store. I found that after baking them, they aren’t your typical muffins. The cornmeal, even though the measurements are small,…

A State of Pure Chocolate Bliss

Since I’ve started my whole baking adventure, I only have 2 cupcake recipes under my belt. I realized that I tend to make the same recipes over and over cause it’s was I’m comfortable with. So I challenged myself to try something a little different and branch out. One of my favorite cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes is their chocolate ganache, so why not attempt a version of it at home! And not only am I gonna attempt something new, but the chocolate on chocolate combo really excited my taste buds…