Since I am looking to avoid white sugar (which is proving way harder than I ever thought) I wanted try baking something using only fruit to provide the sweetness. I had my doubts while mixing the ingredients that this bread would even taste good, but I shoved the pan into the oven anyway, hoping for the best.
I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! My husband and I ended up going out to eat on Sunday since he was working late on Monday. We ate at this GREAT Indian restaurant in Fairfax—makes me wish there was an Indian restaurant closer to where we live!
It’s no secret that I love anything with a crumb topping and when I saw this recipe in the Babycakes cookbook, I knew I had to make it. Since I’m not on a gluten-free diet, I changed the ingredients a bit to use what I had on hand and it turned out great! The is taste reminds of Entenmann’s crumb cake–so delicious!
Last weekend I went snowboarding with my husband and brother at Wisp. It was the first time I had been snowboarding in almost three years and I was so excited to hit the slopes but also little nervous since it had been so long. I hoped everything I had learned three years ago would come back during the first few runs, and I was right, it did! But only after a sprained knee, dislocated shoulder, and banging my head into the slopes. And that was just in the first three runs…..
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am avoiding processed sugar and flour and adopting a vegan diet. I was very excited to make this cheesecake as it’s been YEARS since I’ve had cheesecake! My lactose intolerance has kept me from enjoying cheesecake like I want.
Wow! I can’t believe it’s already 2011! This past year was a busy year and brought along many changes such as new jobs for my husband and I in completely different fields than we were previously in. I’m excited for the changes and I’m looking forward to all that this new year will bring.
I meant to post this last week but my husband surprised me with a last minute trip to DC (which was AMAZING!) and then we were off to spend the holidays with friends and family. So without further adieu, here are my top 10 favorite recipes from this past year:
Banana Tres Leches Cake: A tropical, lactose-free version of the popular tres leches cake. It’s very delicious and much healthier than the traditional version!
Coconut Creme Filled Doughnuts: These take a little work but are so worth it!
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake: This is probably my favorite coffee cake I have ever made. I still need to come up with a lighter version so I can eat this more often .
Dulce de Leche Cookies: My husband declared these the best cookies I have ever made!
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cookies: I made these cookies as a way to use up some raspberry flavored candy I wasn’t too fond of. These were SO yummy that I couldn’t get enough and have made then several time since to use up other types of candy.
Pop-Tart Cookies: Awesome.
Strawberry Buttermilk Cake: A very versatile recipe; use any berry you have on hand!
Of course there are Chocolate Cake Balls!
Pumpkin Brown-Butter Cupcakes: I love brown butter! These babies have it in both the cupcake batter AND the frosting!
And finally, this fanastic Frosting!
Happy 2011 everyone!
Every Christmas, for as long as I can remember, my mom has given me an ornament that reflects my personality or interests. I saved these ornaments and they now decorate my husband and I’s tree, along with some ornaments that Ryan was given while he was growing up. Looking at all the ornaments on the tree makes me realize two things: we have an extremely eclectic collection of ornaments; and these ornaments really show how different my husband and I are.