Friday, August 28, 2009

6 Layer Cake

This was so much fun to make and even more fun to see the reaction on my friend's face when she cut into it!
A six layer funfetti cake. I baked a small amount of batter into 6 small pie tins, let them cool, and layered them with an orange flavored and colored buttercream frosting. So fun! Would love to do more layers next time!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Easy Tomato Cheese Salad

Something quick and delicious to do with all of the beautiful cherry tomatoes from your garden.

Slice the tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick
Slice some mozzarella cheese sticks the same width
Add some chopped fresh basil
Mix with Balsamic vinagerette

Serve immediately!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Brownie Buttons

I pretty much have been craving brownies for about 2 weeks now and have been holding off for this recipe!

Dorie says to add orange or lemon peel to the brownie, but I thought I would try something different. I smashed up a couple of sweet raspberries to it, dipped the cooked and cooled brownie in white chocolate and added a beautiful raspberry to the top. Absolutely amazing! They were so fun because they were small enough that I didn't feel guilty, but still rich enough that it satisfied my craving. The brownie was moist and decadent.

Definitely a perfect pick of the week by Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen. Check out her blog for the recipe and don't forget the blogroll for the other TWD bakers!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

One of my favorite thing I made for my cousin's wedding reception in June was Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches. Yum! My friend had a "healthier" recipe that I used and although I was nervous about it at first, it was delicious. I got so many compliments on these sandwiches and of course using Costco croissants makes them even better.

Here's the link to my friend's blog to get the recipe.

I am hoping to get photos of the other food from the photographer soon. I was so busy preparing and plating and wasn't able to take any pictures myself, but trust me, the food was awesome!