Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting: Love Me Tender

Vegan Banana Cake with Peanut Butter frosting

You don't have to be Elvis Presley to eat like the King. The rock 'n' roll legend's love for food was well-known, and the infamous peanut butter and banana sandwich he adored, dubbed the "Elvis," is the stuff of  food excess lore. Here's how it was rumored to be made:  two slices of white bread … [Read more...]

Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I'm sure you'll forgive me. As you … [Read more...]

Cocoa-berry Cake From ‘Sweet Utopia': Cook That Book

There's an unhappy relationship between cakes and my waistline but something about this Cocoa-berry Cake  made me want to toss the tape measure and start stuffing my face.A few weeks back I got in the mail a review copy of Sweet Utopia by Sharon Valencik. It immediately grabbed my attention with its … [Read more...]

Itty-Bitty Cupcake Bites For Halloween– And A Ghost Story

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I am not a big believer in the supernatural but there was this one time, on a cold, dark February evening, when my rooted-in-reality self turned a wee bit agnostic.I was walking out of the Maryland statehouse in Annapolis. The legislative session was on and getting longer by the day with delegates … [Read more...]

Sugar Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar!

Sugar Cookies

I was thrilled to get a review copy of Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar because I've been a long-time fan of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. In fact, it was Moskowitz's and Romero's fool-proof recipes that helped me convince Desi-- who is a bit … [Read more...]