Picking Perfection: Cake Tastings for the Big Day
While planning a wedding can be stressful, there are some sweet spots in the process, including tasting the cake! From extravagant ballroom affairs to intimate farmhouse settings, each happy couple envisions how their special day should look (and taste). With such an important role, wedding cake creators do not take their duties lightly; each cake must be a dream come true.
A Sweet Evening at Home
We all dream about those romantic dinners with the one that we love, but lately, I have been noticing long lines, overbooked restaurants, an overwhelmed wait staff, and not enough parking! There are 28 (sometimes 29) nights during the month of February, but on February 14, the entire planet wants to go out to eat. However, sometimes a quiet evening with your sweetheart might be what you really crave.
Homemade Candy Makes the Holidays Sweet
Homemade candy is a sweet tradition during the holidays. Even people who rarely manage to get a frozen dinner into the microwave during most of the year often have a favorite family candy recipe that they make in December no matter what.
Cooking with Beer: Chocolate Lager Bundt Cake
Beer is not just for drinking! If cooking with beer brings to mind visions of a chicken atop a cold one on the grill, then you might be limiting yourself when it comes to cooking with the golden ale! From old fashioned breads to caramel sauce, beer is sloshing its way into everything!
The Iconic Cake as Big as Texas
When Texans refer to a chocolate cake, sheet cake, or Mexican chocolate cake, they generally are talking about the same thing: a thin, rich chocolate cake covered with a shiny glaze, bumpy with pecans. It can be found in nearly every community cookbook produced in the state after 1960, but no one really knows where it came from.
Tiff’s Treats: Success By the Dozen
Few things turn mature, reasonable adults into giddy, wide-eyed kids faster than fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. These gooey confections elicit feelings of comfort, nostalgia, and happiness at a moment’s notice. Just ask Tiffany and Leon Chen, co-founders of Tiff’s Treats, a bakery and cookie delivery service.