Category Archives: Cakes

Birthday Cake Wishes and Swimming Pool Dreams

This summer we threw a surprise birthday pool party for my friend Katie’s awesome little sister Niamh (pronounced ‘Neeve’ — it’s Irish and beautiful, get used to it). It was a blast, even if it did make me feel old … Continue reading

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Happy Third Blogiversary to Me!

I just realized that three years ago today, I started writing about all these Good Things to Eat. It’s been a delicious ride and I hope it continues for many sweet years to come!

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Marbleous Cheesecake

I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake…unless it involves chocolate. Who am I kidding? I’m not a huge fan of anything unless it involves chocolate. This marbled cheesecake is the best of both cheesecake worlds with creamy, traditional cheesecake filling … Continue reading

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It’s a streusel kind of day…

It’s cold and dreary and it’s making me want to stuff my face with the ultimate blustery day comfort food: coffee cake. The aroma of cinnamon and nuts wafting warmly through the air will put a smile on anyone’s face … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake, Laura Ingalls Wilder-Style

Check out that gorgeous confection! You’d think it was made use all the usual modern conveniences such as high-speed mixers and modern ovens. Well, you would be WRONG. This cake was baked with love in a wood-burning cook stove fueled … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Birthday Madness

This is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on crack. Imagine the most decadent version of the classic lunchtime staple and you’re not even close to how sweet, salty, and luscious this cake was. Yes, another birthday — I have … Continue reading

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Fancy Schmancy Birthday Cake

Just look at that golden specimen of sweetness. Three thick layers of chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling and a fluffy caramel buttercream. Not to mention spiked candied hazelnuts around the rim and a melted chocolate birthday message. So … Continue reading

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Lies! More Blueberries…

Sooooo, this is awkward.  I said I was finished with blueberries, but I’m a big old blueberry-loving hypocrite. I’m the girl who keeps wearing white after Labor Day. But that’s totally cool now, right? It’s all about the winter white … Continue reading

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357 Days until Christmas!

I know, I know, it’s January — enough with the Christmas desserts already. I realize that most of us are focused on resolutions, healthy eating, and actually making it to the gym  now and then. But this peppermint cake was … Continue reading

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My dad celebrated his 65th birthday just a few weeks ago and naturally I requested to make a cake for him. Well, let me rephrase that — I declared, “I”m making a cake for you.” I don’t really give people … Continue reading

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