Chocolate Stout Cake with Burnt Caramel Buttercream: I Really Should Have Told You About This Forever Ago

Niko from over at Damn Cute Bunnies asked what I thought about Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Guinness Cake.  Specifically, she wants to know if the Guinness is just there for shock value or if it really Does Something.  Friends, I am a bit embarrassed.  I have been holding out on you guys.  I have in my […]

Now I'm Going to Tell You About Our Weekend

Not this weekend.  Last weekend.  The Beloved and I went to Dahlonega, GA to stay at Cedar House Inn & Yurts.  “Dah-where?!” you ask?  Dah-LOH-neh-guh is in the Georgia mountains.  And yes, there are mountains there.  Not craggy Rockies-type mountains, but the age-softened rises of The Appalachians.   Anyway, we first stumbled across Cedar House when […]

Dymystifying Mona

Thanks to Niko from Damn Cute Bunnies (I love that) for sending in her particular Mona Lisa, Double Chocolate Layer Cake.  Apparently, some have claimed it to be the Best Cake in the Hinternet.  Not that she’s mystified necessarily, but she wants to know if this will turn out to be a good cake–if it […]

Acid: The Barbara Hershey of Ingredients

So I was the one with all the glory, while you were the one with all the strength. A beautiful face without a name — for so long, a beautiful smile to hide the pain.–Bette Midler I’m sorry, acid.  I’ve let pushy Bette Midler, salt, steal all of the glory, lo these many years.  I […]