July 2012 archive

Peach Clafoutis

Peach Clafoutis

I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like.

My husband, on the other hand, has never met a fruit he was willing to give the time of day to, much less actually consume on his own free will. His method of getting his daily requirement of fruits and veggies is to down a can of V8 Fusion in one gulp. Which is absolute blasphemy to a fruit connoisseur like me.

It’s a subject of great contention in our household.

After years of fighting a losing battle, I’ve finally given up.

And by “given up,” I really mean “resigned myself to acknowledging his consumption of fruit in the form of V8 and sugary baked goods as fulfilling his dietary requirement for said fruit.”

That’s right. We’ve hit an all-time low here. I’ll admit it. (more…)

Independence Day Flag Cake

Fireworks. Freedom. Stars and stripes. Independence. Liberty. Cake.

Yes, cake.

Nothing says “Happy Birthday, America!” like a cake. And not just any cake. This cake.

Honestly, can a dessert get any more patriotic than a flag inside of a cake?

I didn’t think so.

This cake is four layers of red, white, and blue goodness covered in fluffy, white buttercream frosting. Beautiful and delicious. Clearly a necessary addition to your patriotic baking repertoire.