Carrot Cake, II

Something’s off with my baking lately. This carrot cake sank, and after the effort of finely grating the carrots, I was none too happy. At least, the cream cheese frosting worked. …and the cake is tasty. (I know, I know…anything with sugar is bound to be a palate-pleaser.)

Day Forty Seven

Sufganiyot, via Martha Stewart …with, of course, some Awesome Sauce thickened to a jammy consistency.

Day Forty Five

Devil’s Food Cookie Cakes, sandwiched with Marshmallow Berry Cream …and new additions to the urban homestead: Boer goats. These girls are a handful. This is Becky… …and say hi to Amanda. Say it nicely, or she’ll headbutt someone. (Most probably Becky. Don’t feel too bad for Becky. She can give as good as she gets…)

Day Forty Four

New Year’s Day. Took a trip to Logan, Utah, where the University nestled in the mountains was covered in so much snow, it made it hard to see where the car-path ended and the footpath began.  

Day Forty Three

I am loving catching snowflakes with my camera. They are absolutely enchanting and make me long to purchase a lens that can capture their perfectly formed beauty. … but I won’t because that would be completely frivolous! And dessert today: Cheesecake! Devil’s Food Cake in place of a crust, Chocolate Cheesecake and plain lemon-flavored Cheesecake…

Day Forty Two

Chocolate Waffle Sandwich for dinner… …and for dessert. What? It is awesome ice cream. Who cares if it’s 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside? It’s Kirkland’s best (according to my palate’s opinion), Caramel Almond Toffee Ice Cream.

Day Forty One

Today was the day for setting up my brother’s bedroom furniture. He always did have a thing for marbles…and I always did have a thing for…borrowing…them

Day Forty

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread, via Southern Living

Let it Snow!

After day one of some serious snow Still snowing, at midnight. Looks like dawn… And, today. About 6 more inches on the ground. Good stuff!

Day Thirty Nine

Last night’s dessert… …this morning’s breakfast. (Pineapple-Coconut Muffins) and somebody is learning his crow-song: Crow …and relax

Daring to be…ridiculous?

Blog-checking lines: The December 2012 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by the talented Marcellina of Marcellina in Cucina. Marcellina challenged us to create our own custom Panettone, a traditional Italian holiday bread! It’s been a while since I last took up a Daring Bakers’ challenge–last time being in January…so a fitting way to end the…