June 18, 2011
Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing | Photo by BNF
Growing up, when my mom would ask which kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I always requested the exact same kind.
Vanilla cake with chocolate icing.
Well, it’s not my birthday, but I did pass my journalism master’s thesis defense yesterday.
*Happy dance!* Read the rest of this entry »
May 28, 2011
Fruit pizza | Photo by BNF
In honor of Memorial Day (even though I don’t get Monday off because I teach Tues-Thurs – doh!), I thought I’d include one of my favorite summer desserts: fruit pizza.
You really can’t go wrong with a combination of fruit, cream cheese and sugar cookie.
Fruit pizza is sweet … without being too sweet. Read the rest of this entry »
April 12, 2011
Almond biscotti | Photo by BNF
Somehow, making this traditional Italian almond biscotti makes me feel legit.
Sure, I burned the bottom of half of them and didn’t quite get the texture right.
But, come on. I made biscotti! Read the rest of this entry »
April 9, 2011
Pear and ricotta tart | Photo by Brave New Food
Most mornings I kind of dread breakfast.
Not eating it, really. Deciding what to eat.
Part of the reason I enjoy blogging is that I get to try new dishes all of the time. And with breakfast, well, I get a little bored.
Blueberry muffin here, bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios there.
Basically, unless it’s a Sunday brunch at the Flying Biscuit, I’m not terribly excited.
Until now. … Well, for at least a week or so. ;) Read the rest of this entry »
February 25, 2011
Ricotta fritters | Photo by Brave New Food
What’s better than ricotta cheese? You guessed it … fried ricotta cheese!
I’ll be honest, I had no idea how these were going to turn out. The anticipation reminded me of the time I made homemade funnel cakes for a county fair-themed luncheon at work (totally my idea).
Did you know that funnel cakes are made by dripping batter through a funnel in a swirling motion? Because I didn’t. Guess that’s where the name comes from, eh? *slaps forehead* Read the rest of this entry »