Not the best title, I know, but hopefully the picture makes up for it. This meal came together in my head and though it was indeed outside the box, it was deemed absolutely “bloggable” by Rich.
More often than not, I share recipes that have served my needs in hopes that they’ll do the same for you. Since Rich gets home (between August and November) around 6:45 (and he’s scary hungry), this means that dinner prep is solitary and smack dab in the middle of “the witching hour” or when Leo walks behind me, clutching my shorts and crying (while alternately throwing his milk cup on the flour because it makes a neat sound and a mighty splash). This is when the crockpot becomes a savior.
I’ve said this before but the recipes I make have probably been getting more simple and less time consuming than the other way around. All of my food sentimentalities are still there but I just have less time to play in the kitchen. That being said, when it’s your father-in-law’s birthday and he requests his favorite dessert (and your father-in-law is as amazing a guy as mine is), you get to work!
So these were the cupcakes Miss Tessa requested for her birthday. They also happened to be the batter I hadn’t yet nailed down. I was actually going to buy a boxed cake but then I was like…no, I can do this.
I understand that this is a strange and abnormal recipe for me to post, but considering they don’t sell that many edible, pink, party foods this might be just what you need. At any rate it was also delicious, so maybe you just want to jazz up snack time. PS you can make this any color (Ninja turtle food, anyone?)
This is Ina’s cake! I just perked up the salt and cinnamon and baked it for less time. I first had this at Kristen Wilson’s and it was just, well, perfection. It was the sort of cake that makes you sad that you ever attempted another version when this existed all along. Oh the wasted time!
This little girl just turned 4 (I swear I had her and then I blinked, and now she’s four – sob). So I’ve mentioned before that my husband eats gluten free (though I do not and neither do my kids). People have asked me if this is difficult and to be honest, it really hasn’t been.