I take for granted that growing up in the semi-south, I had the privilege of birthdays with red velvet cake. In fact it was one of the best parts of having a birthday. Red velvet lovin’ wasn’t relegated to my childhood, the red velvet I had on my 21st was from Magnolia Bakery in New York City, and it was so amazing that I froze it and would eat tiny slivers when the mood stuck me.
I’ve been pretty vocal about my lack of interest in sweets, but another New York City temptation was cheesecake. Oh, Juniors and Roxy Delicatessen, why did you tempt me so?
Why the back story? To set the stage for the ultimate combo – Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake!
Ever been driving along mindlessly, and before you know it – you’ve sat through an entire song that you otherwise can’t stand? No, this isn’t a PSA against bad music, although I implore you to listen to the goods, this is a lesson in mindlessness.
It is entirely too easy to sit down with a bowl of this popcorn, mindlessly shovel it into your pie hole, and then realize you’ve eaten an entire batch.
I don’t want you getting sick – so take it easy with this stuff… please!
Attention ladies and gents – Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you are about to be given the tools for a delectable sweet that will have your sweet thinking you are: a. thoughtful b. a great cook and c. not at all concerned with the size of their ass! Continue reading →
It’s the beginning of December and I’ve already purchased enough cans of Libby’s Pumpkin to support them until next November. Seriously, if I could throw pumpkin into everything during this time of year I would. Continue reading →
The beauty of my life as a novice baker lies partly in the fact that I don’t like sweets. Don’t get me wrong – I love baking them, smelling them, working with them and sharing them… my taste buds just prefer the savory side.
Trust me, this is a good thing. My list of food/beverage related vices is long enough that sparing me of sweet related calories is a God-send. Now when I start making my own cheese, beer and bread – we’ll be in trouble… “we” being my waist-line.
Every now and then us novice cooks and bakers get ballsy in the kitchen (at least we should be gettin ballsy) – sometimes the results are tremendous and other times, disastrous. As in life, in the kitchen it’s important to step out of your comfort zone, take a leap of faith and just go for it.