Articles for the ‘Cakes and Pies’ Category

Fourth of July Macarons and Cherry Pie

Fourth of July Macarons and Cherry Pie

Cherry pie.  Fine, that’s summery and American.  But macarons? We were somewhat inspired this fourth by an early wedding present from Frank’s amazing Aunt… A Kitchenaid!  And not just a kitchenaid, but a beautiful pistachio-colored one.  As soon as we opened it, my mind was buzzing with what to make for the fourth (which was, […]

Death by Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Death by Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

I’m obsessed with birthday cakes.  I think EVERYBODY needs a birthday cake for their birthday, and not just a ho-hum sheet cake, but something really spectacular.  I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that for my birthday, I have to make my own cake, as no one else (ahem Frank) is capable of […]

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Valentine’s day was a chocoholic’s dream.  My mom sent us a package full of chocolate a few days before and we downed that in one evening… And Frank requested that I make the brownie mosaic cheesecake for desert on the big day… AND, as if I hadn’t completely jumped off the deep end, I decided […]

Surrounded by Snow

Surrounded by Snow

We’re bad food bloggers.  We don’t photograph/document the amazing food we make half as much as we should.  Maybe because of a combination of things: on weeknights, Frank gets home too late to take pictures of the food I’m making, and is too tired to do it anyway; we make something we think is going […]

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

There used to be this really amazing pie shop where I grew up.  It was called Peggy Jean’s Pies.  Peggy and Jean were two separate women.  And they made amazing pies.   Everyone in Columbia thought so, and there was hardly a celebration anywhere that didn’t involve one of Peggy Jean’s pies.  Making pies was […]