Time To “Split”, Summer is Here!

It’s that time of year, school is winding down for the summer and it’s getting increasingly more difficult to get my kids out of bed in the morning.  There is constant chatter about the count down till summer vacation.  I love that they’re excited to be home. For me summer is full of flavors that…

Cake Turned Upside Down

I recently started a self improvement project, a.k.a. weight loss plan… 😉 and found a great recipe for a pineapple upside down cake that uses less sugar and fat but still tastes fantastic!  Practically a miracle if you ask me.  I found the cake to be moist, and the pineapple carmelized perfectly I couldn’t have…

Mmmm Oats??

Ok, so awhile ago we talked about sugar and all the great types and uses etc… It seems like baking is a great modality for multi-use ingredients.  Keeping that in mind I though I would talk a little about oats. Used for food, medicine, and even cosmetics this natural grain is a nutritional superstar, and…

Surprise Summer Flavor

This week marked the birthday of a friend and colleague, her sister threw a surprise birthday party for her and asked me to make her birthday cake! What an honor.  I’m always surprised when people want me to bake for them.  Sounds silly I know because of the whole baking blog thing… but it’s sort…