Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you should take a break from healthy eating! Summers mean more picnics, ballgames and festivals full of tempting (but less than healthful) foods. But you can have your ice cream, hot dogs and fried Oreos — in moderation — by following these suggestions. Eat Sweets in Small Portions Sweets and fried foods are fine, in small portions. Use this as an opportunity to show kids how to form a healthy relationship with food. Denying the “good stuff” can lead to poor, unhealthy food choices down the road. So a little treat here and there won’t do any harm. Keep Them Active If your kids indulge in a funnel cake or waffle and ice cream sundae once in a while, schedule more activities that help them burn off those extra calories. Also, encourage kids to share the treats so everyone gets a taste but no one overindulges. Be a Good Role Model Be a good role model. Eat healthier foods—and healthier versions of the foods everyone loves. For example, if …
Vanilla buttercream is truly a classic. When well done, it makes a big difference in a cake or cupcake.
This fluffy, vanilla, buttery, melt in your mouth sponge cake is what makes baking a dream. Where’s all my condensed milk fanatics? This recipe is for you!
To be completely honest I had never heard of butter cake. My dear friend Pepper who is my guinea pig introduced me to this beauty of a pastry and I’ve been in love ever since.
Cookie Bars are the lazy mans cookie.
If you’ve been following my pastry and writing blog then you’re probably a fan of me almost as much as I am of myself. You would also notice that I like to make things in burrito and taco form. I actually don’t really like to make these things in taco and burrito form but I’m kinda forced too. My assistant is Mexican and anything that is in a burrito or taco is, in his eyes, delicious. I made White Chocolate Rice Pudding a year back and he was eating this for days and got tired of it. I was making him lunch one afternoon after he got done cleaning the lobby of my apartment building. Not that I own the building or anything but I make him clean it anyway because I want to live somewhere nice. Someday, I just might. Until then he’s stuck cleaning. When I got out the bowl of White Chocolate Rice Pudding, he dropped his shoulders and whined like a little kid. “Ah no, I’m tired of the rice pudding.” “I’m going …
I was invited to my friend Pepper’s house for his partners birthday. I made this awesome cake with the colors of the Brazilian flag in honor of his Brazilian partner. Enter my Assistant Gilberto who wants to turn the party into a Mexican Fiesta with the idea of Margarita’s.