There are some great drinks in the book. I’ll be honest – I’m not a martini person, but the tequila sour was delicious! There was this great alcohol, amaro montenegro, which was in both drinks and it’s become one of our favorite things to add a splash of in our mixed drinks. Thanks Alton!
Okay, the real recipe is an espresso chiffon cake with fudge frosting, but I needed a way to bring it to work for promotion day and I decided I would make mini cupcakes (with some regular cupcakes in the mix). Continue reading “Baking: Mini Espresso Chiffon Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting”
Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or just a regular day, margaritas are my normal go-to drink. I enjoy a great citrus drink – especially one with tequila in it (my favorite of the hard alcohols). When it comes to celebrating, I like to make delicious cupcakes that also look great. This was definitely one of those occasions. Continue reading “Baking: Mini Margarita Cupcakes”
Since I’m all for easy recipes – this one was perfect for me to make. Combine a few ingredients and I was ready to have cake! It’s funny because I had this myself even though it does say it’s for two. I was considering halving the recipe, but since I was treating myself to chocolate cake, why not eat the serving for two – who was I kidding? Continue reading “Baking: Midnight Mug Cake for 2”
While it’s exciting to be making everything from the cookbook and trying out new techniques and foods, at times, I just want to be done with it all and not have this challenge for myself. I’ve really been trying to make at least a recipe a week so I can finish this cookbook by the time I’m 30. Continue reading “Cooking: My Big Fat Greek Chicken Salad”
The book has some great recipes so I always enjoy new dishes and trying new things. I have a great peanut butter cookie recipe already (Martha Stewart has a great cookie book with many recipes I enjoy), but the recipe sounded interesting since it was gluten free. I do have a few friends that are sensitive, but I love my gluten.
Continue reading “Baking: Chewy Peanut Butter Cookie”
When the newest recipe for Avid Baker’s Challenge came out, I was like broccoli pizza? That’s not what belongs on pizza…then I remembered this clip. It’s actually not untrue. I’m a SF girl now (for about 6 years) so I know there are places with broccoli on pizza. To be honest, it’s really not all that bad – it’s a great way to eat vegetables in a more pleasant manner than just steamed. Continue reading “Baking: Broccoli Pizza”