Alright, I’ve got a ridiculously easy dessert here that tastes like summer. That’s all I could think digging into it last night, looking out the back window at all the snow. This is one of the most refreshing desserts I’ve every had, and it’s exactly the pick-me-up this house needed after a lazy weekend spent indoors. It’s just a bonus that it came together in all of 15 minutes (yes, 15 minutes), and that it’s easy to lighten up (I’ve been a slow starter with the new year resolution.. this week though, that changes).
Category Archives: Cake
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 9:01
Submitted by Katrina on Tue, 11/12/2012 - 10:28
Sorry for the huge breaks between posts. I’m fighting pneumonia for the second time in a month, and just taking care of the two kids seems to be doing me in most days. That’s not what you’re here for though, to hear me complaining, so lets get to the cake!
Bo and Oliver are huge gingerbread fans, and as I was flipping through a magazine at the drug store, I saw a picture of an old fashioned gingerbread cake, so as soon as I got home I started researching recipes. Most of them that I found used a ton of oil, which I wasn’t thrilled about, or had complaints about it being dry, so I subbed applesauce for it and the cake came out nice and moist. Let’s get to it!
Submitted by Katrina on Wed, 21/11/2012 - 7:17
Alright, back to baking! There is one heck of an explanation to the delay, but I’ll post that to the life section later. For now, on to the muffins!
I finally started dipping my toes into the whole canning experience this summer. I am a fan. A fan who didn’t realize just how long it can take to do a big, year long batch, but a fan none the less. I made an absolute ton of strawberry jam, so what better when to use it than in some fresh made muffins. I’m big on breakfasts that my kids can just pick up and eat. I find some days it’s just easier to get food into them so they can shove it in their mouths while driving their cars, or jumping into a ball pit.
Submitted by Katrina on Tue, 28/08/2012 - 11:53
Blueberries are delicious. Even more so when they’re in season and fresh from the fields. The berries I used were not. They were on sale at the grocery store and that’s enough of a reason for me to try and do something fabulous with them. Farm ones just would have been even better.
This started because I felt like cheesecake, and shortbread cookies. I didn’t feel like making a cheesecake though, and I had blueberries. I also love making tarts, mainly because I love how pretty a tart shell looks (I have a lot of idiosyncrasies).
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 04/06/2012 - 8:09
Ok, I REALLY like this recipe. It comes together so quick I literally made it in-between trips to the bbq to flip chicken, and it baked up in the oven while we ate. You see how wonderful this is right? I mean, it makes me look like a wiz in the kitchen, one who is always capable of looking after two very inquisitive (polite for into everything all the time) small children and still cooking a delicious dinner, and dessert.
Submitted by Katrina on Tue, 20/03/2012 - 10:14
EDIT: Sorry everyone, I’ve updated the flour, it’s 2 cups! So, so, so sorry about that!
I can take absolutely zero credit for this cake. It’s my cousin’s Mother-in-Law’s recipe and after watching me drool over the cake for a year she was kind enough to share it with me. It is the ultimate carrot cake. It’s so moist, so full of flavor, and just made up of the perfect texture. I couldn’t believe how simple it was when she gave me the recipe.