I don’t think I ever stop being honest with all of you, so before I start this post I feel like I should tell you that I don’t really like eating peaches. I’ve tried. I like peach smoothies. And I like peach and raspberry cobbler. But just peaches, not cooked and with no delicious raspberries next to it makes me grimace. Don’t worry, I don’t understand it either. What I do understand is that this cobbler is delicious. I must say that the topping on this was amazing. I was upset that I only stole one piece before giving the rest to my mom. She’s one lucky lady.
I’m a born and raised Bay Area girl. A place where we revel in our sourdough bread and delicious sandwiches. So moving to the East Coast and the South posed problems when most of the sandwich shops just didn’t have bread that was up to my spoiled San Francisco standard. However, in Winston-Salem there was one deli that stood out among the rest, Dioli’s. It’s easily what I miss the most. Being a girl of tradition, whenever I went in I would get the same exact sandwich and then treat my self to one of each of their thumbprint cookies: one chocolate, one raspberry and one apricot (eaten in that order every time of course!). I moved back to San Francisco and suddenly I was yearning for the South. No bakery had my thumbprint cookies just how I wanted them. So I had to try to make my own. My dad easily thinks these were the best thing he has ever had (that I’ve made), but I’m going to be honest with you. They aren’t Dioli’s thumbprint cookies. I don’t know if I can ever make them. But this is one tasty substitute that takes no time to make and is perfect until I figure out how.
I’ve had this recipe for a few years, but for some reason never got around to making it. Since fall is in full-force and coffee cake always reminds me of mornings curled up in a blanket, I thought it was a great intro treat to my fall baking. While the coffee cake was a hit at work, I have to remind myself that they aren’t the hardest crowd to please. I was generally happy with the taste, but I would definitely make some changes next time (sub brown sugar for white sugar, add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the streusel and, in general, add a bit more streusel). Other than that, it was moist and the chocolate chips just melt in your mouth.
It’s Alicia today, just checking in to thank Cassie and Rachel for all of their help these past few weeks. They’ve done an amazing job, and I’ve been lucky enough to get to taste some of these delicious treats. I haven’t baked in over a month so I’m going through some serious sweets withdrawal. Therefore, this week is a double dose of recipes, with a blackberry and raspberry pie recipe today and Rachel’s tutorial of how to carve a cake later this week.
I wanted to share this recipe for a pie that my lovely friend Teresa made for a barbecue, because it was so delicious and easy to make. Everyone else was outside eating hot dogs, playing games and being social. I was in the kitchen eating pie. I guarantee I was enjoying my time more than most people there. Keep reading for the recipe for the busy woman who wants a delicious dessert….
One of my good friends at school had a breakfast brunch for her birthday. While she was making most of the main food (quiches and mass amounts of bacon were present), I thought making some delicious sweet muffins would be a great addition. I was debating between Coffee Cake Muffins and Orange Raspberry Muffins, but decided on Orange Raspberry based on the birthday girl’s request and my craving for berries. Although, I promise to make Coffee Cake Muffins in the future, keep reading to find the Orange Raspberry Muffin recipe! Keep Reading…
I walked into the Godiva store to pick up my free truffle of the month (one of my favorite things to do each month), and I saw these delicious looking dessert cups in the display. I really wanted them, but as a law student, on loans, the $3 – $4 dessert cup didn’t really fit into my budget. But I thought, “Hey, I could make those!”. And I was right! I love making and eating chocolate ganache, so this was an excellent choice for the Spring Fling Party. Keep Reading