All posts tagged: baking ideas

Gluten Free Banana Bread in Collaboration with Vida Salveo

A very dear friend of mine, Leila, just recently started her blog.  Vida Salveo is about health is wealth and living your best life free of stress and getting back to basics in our food and products. She writes from her soul and is just her being her so it’s beautiful and a joy to read. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Leila years ago on Amelia Island Florida. My first impression of Leila was that she was approachable, warm and welcoming. She never spoke ill of anyone and was never judgemental of anyone’s actions. Leila said something when we first met that has stuck in my mind that I wished I had used and stuck too as she had. When asked why she never went out often with the crew after work and grab beers. Leila made the comment that as often as we went out to the bar you could have put that money away and traveled. And traveled she did. Leila is one of the few I’ve kept in …

Caramel Baileys Rice Kripsies

You probably can’t tell by the picture but I took a food photography course. Dude, I just gave up. Setting up props, then worrying about the lighting and then the perfect angle. Am I fooling you that I have this great apartment and the perfect life with the perfect dishes?

Peanut Butter & Beet Cookies

Before you dismiss these cookies. Bake them and give them to someone and ask them their opinion. 12 out of 10 people usually don’t identify the beets. There is always that asshole with a superhuman palate that can identify the beet. I refer to these people as acquaintances. The majority will think its raspberry or some kind of fruit. These people I refer to as clients. I too was very skeptical when I heard of the peanut butter and beet being a good flavor combo. If you only knew how skeptical. When someone eats their toe jam and tells you something is a good flavor combo. You’re bound to be hesitant. But I’m always down for trying something new so here we are. Still not going to try toe jam. Call me crazy. The first run through of these cookies was quite impressive. People loved them and of course there was that one annoying girl who knew the beet flavor immediately. The majority of the test occupants thought it was some kind of fruit of …

Hennessy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake was invented back in 1956 by Marge Gillicutty in Illinois. She was attempting to make a pineapple cake when all the pineapple sunk to the bottom. Oh was Marge pissed. Then it turned out everyone at the church social loved it. Boom! Pineapple Upside Down Cake was invented. I’m guessing.