Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Cake Slice: Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake

I have been quite busy lately,  Working, planning a trip home to Buffalo, and hunting for an apartment big enough to house our soon to be family of three has kept me out of the kitchen. The fact that I decided to bake on a 95 degree day is a testament to how much I dislike packing.  On a day that I would like nothing more than to lie down in my air-conditioned bedroom, I took a break from sweating over boxes to crank my oven and make a "zebra cake" for this much-neglected blog. I don't know if the cake was tasty enough to justify a hot oven during a heatwave, but it was a much appreciated break anyway.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Bacon and Eggs and Asparagus Salad

Bacon and Eggs and Asparagus Salad

No posts since February, and now two in one day? Sure, both are a day late, but do we really need to talk about that?  I made this week's selection for French Fridays with Dorie, an asparagus salad with bacon and eggs, on Thursday and hoped to have the post up yesterday, but it didn't quite happen.  On the positive side, this recipe is not just idling on my camera somewhere, like so many previous FFwD recipes that I never quite managed to post (hello beef daube, chocolate mousse cake, orange almond tart, and Basque tortilla).

The Cake Slice: Orange-Almond-Caramel Upside-Down Cake

Orange-Almond-Caramel Upside-Down Cake

I have been seriously remiss in my blogging lately. First, I started a new job that seemed to occupy all of my time, then in February and March I found myself increasingly exhausted with very little motivation to cook. Well, I found out that the reason i was so tired is because I am pregnant! I am four months along now and finally getting the energy to do more cooking, though it is still harder to find things that I really want to eat (besides bagels with melted cheese, yum!). 

Friday, February 18, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Pancetta Green Beans

pancetta green beans

This week's recipe for French Fridays with Dorie, Pancetta Green Beans, was so quick and easy that I really had no choice but to make it.  Some green beans, a slip of butter, and a small amount of pancetta are all you need for a delicious side dish.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Cake Slice: Graham Cracker-Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake

Graham Cracker-Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake

It seems like just yesterday that I was posting about last month's Cake Slice cake.  Oh yes, that is because I was almost a month late in posting.  Oops.  Because of the belatedness of last month's cake, I made sure to bake this earlier in the week, but here I am, late again.  I am experiencing a bit of deja vu, because much like November's selection, this cake just did not motivate me to write about it.  We did eat it, but I probably won't make it again (at least not without some major adjustments).

Friday, January 14, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Gnocchi a la Parisienne

gnocchi a la parisienne

Yes, here I am on a Friday actually posting about a recipe that was scheduled for today.  I amaze even myself sometimes.  When I saw that this gnocchi a la parisienne was the assigned dish, it seemed too good to postpone.  As soon as I saw "gnocchi" in the title of this recipe I got excited because I love those little potato pillows.  When I saw that these were made from choux pastry (which is also the base for cream puffs and gougeres), my interest was piqued.  Plus, how could dumplings blanketed in cheese and a creamy sauce possibly be bad?

The Cake Slice, Belated December Edition: Cranberry Cake

my slice

Lately it seems that every time I pop on here it is to apologize.  I keep missing my assigned posting dates, even though I have been preparing (most of) the recipes.  It is a shame that I didn't make time to talk about this Cranberry Cake, though, because it was delicious, seasonal, and a perfect addition to the holiday table.  It was lost in a late December frenzy, but I want to belatedly share it with you because it was gorgeous and just so good.