Category: recipes

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

For Evie’s 4th Birthday, she requested Strawberry cake -I think it was a memory from our beach trip to Florida earlier this year where we had Sugaree’s Strawberry Layer Cake. Since then, I’ve been on the hunt for a great strawberry cake recipe. I was surprised that my favorite of the versions included a cake mix and jello (since I’m a make-from-scratch baker) but the result is unbeatable -the layers are so soft and the frosting melts in your mouth. The flavor of the fresh strawberries is strong and it has so quickly become the new favorite birthday cake. I’ve already made it 3x this past week!

The cake has its quirks… it is very delicate and the frosting can get too runny and loose if directions aren’t followed closely. Shortcuts aren’t recommended here, because the result is so worth wait!

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Nicole Gerulat  (more…)

The Meatball Shop Cookbook

Friday, I was in Utah. Yesterday, I was in Vegas. Today, I’m in Brooklyn, and tomorrow I will be in San Francisco. Basically, I’m eating and shooting my way through the country.
Did I mention I have been eating and eating?
S’anyway, tonight I ate a Fennel Sausage and Fresh Ricotta Pizza at Paulie Gee’s and a Spicy Pork Meatball Slider and Ice Cream Sandwich at The Meatball Shop. Yep, all in one night. I loved everything and was thrilled to find out that The Meatball Shop Cookbook is due out this fall and quickly pre-ordered my copy. Heads up: their secret is to use fresh white bread rather than breadcrumbs… keeps it light and anti-dry (I hate using the real word.)

Donna Hay Seasons

I just received my copy today and I have to admit… I’d forgot I’d ordered it. It was so long ago and since it came from England, it took way too long to get here.

But I’m glad it did because everything Donna Hay does makes me so incredibly happy. A few online magazines popping up have bits of copying –but nothing compares to the original.

pumpkin fritters

speaking of food…

it may be springtime where you live, but it just got cold again today and i’m up for comfort foods. i’ve been holding onto this recipe forEVER and might just try it. click here for the pumpkin fritters recipe.


my crappy scan of a john kernick photo from O magazine.