Category Archives: cakes

What’s Cooking June 5, 2019

At last, there was cake!   I made the Small 6 inch Yellow Cake for Two recipe and the accompanying Small Batch Chocolate Frosting. I made a few errors because it was late and I was tired, but I had … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking May 22, 2019

Sometimes it’s just fun to watch the video.  Chef John from All Recipes  makes Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread) look simple enough, and very good.  I would let those eggs cook a bit longer.   Strawberry season seems to have … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking May 15, 2019

Starting off, some nice butter drenched “Melting Potatoes” from the Cookie Rookie.  They’re made with Yukon Gold potatoes, though they don’t look like it in the picture. Oven Roasted Melting Potatoes   If you can imagine the disappointment, we had … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking May 8, 2019

This week my mind turned to tiny cakes.  I’ve mastered tiny pies, which are easier, the only consideration being how long to bake them.  Some of the recipes here talk about not just halving recipes, but calculating volume and bake … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking Wednesday 3/27/19

Not much, but we can dream: Chef In Training No Knead Crusty Artisan Bread Isn’t it perfect looking?  I don’t mind kneading so much, you can pretend you’re rolling someone’s head around..but that tricksy yeast.   I thought I had … Continue reading

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Duncan Hines Perfect Size Golden Fudge Cake

You may have seen the commercials for these little six inch cakes. While the size is nice, the flavor is lacking.   Too super sweet, very artificial, and I almost want to say chemical tasting.  I hoped the use of … Continue reading

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Magnolia Bakery Chocolate Buttermilk Layer Cake

We were in NYC last week and had cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery in Grand Central Station. Heaven in a bite sized bit of frosted cake.   I couldn’t stop thinking about the taste and ordered a couple of Magnolia … Continue reading

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D.O.A. in the Kitchen: Sunday Dinner

I do a weekly menu, and Monday is always Leftover Day.  This means I like a substantial Sunday dinner. I’m trying mostly new things today so between first time trying and the trickiness of getting everything done at the same … Continue reading

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