Mardi Gras! ~ french for Fat Tuesday!

The English translation of Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday, but it sounds so much better when you say Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday is the last hurrah before beginning the christian season of lent on Ash Wednesday.  It is a late winter celebration that some believe is the welcoming celebration of the spring season.  The traditions…

Oh Sugar!

Sugar.  Seems simple enough right?  The white grainy stuff that you add to various batters to create sweetness, or combined with the right amount of fat can become a most fabulous frosting or glaze.  But sugar is so much more than that! There are many many different kinds of sugar and their individual properties make…

The Delights of a Snickerdoodle

What’s not to love about a Snickerdoodle cookie, they are sweet, and soft, with that slightly crispy outer coating of cinnamon and sugar. They’re chewy, a fulfilling cookie experience (more bang for your caloric buck!) , and for me bring back great memories of my Grandma CarolAnne. Not to mention they have a great name!…

Happy Valentines Day!

Brianna’s cupcakes came out beautifully. She’s so proud to share then with her classmates todays. They are red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and a candy coated oreo cookie decoration on the top. You can find the recipe for red velvet cake in my earlier blog post. Enjoy!

Valentine Treats

Valentines day is upon us and what a great “holiday” for bakers.  Treats galore, cookies, candies, cakes, and fudge there are so many fabulous options to choose from when looking for that perfect sweet for your sweetie.  My daughter is thoroughly excited about being chosen to be on the valentines day committee for her class,…

Football Fare

Super Bowl weekend is upon us, and who needs a better excuse to get in the kitchen and do some culinary damage. The first Super Bowl, or Super Bowl I, took place in 1966,  and this years Super Bowl XLVI will take place on Sunday February 5th, 2012.  The New England Patriots will battle against…

Bahamian Food-cation!

 A week or so ago I encouraged you all to experience your own food-cations and in the meantime I have had one of my own.  We visited the famed Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, in Nassau Bahamas.  The resort was beautiful, and elegant, and definately carried the aquatic theme throughout.  You could see the sea…