Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

When I was planning the table setting Monkeying Around, I discovered Monkey Bread. Where has it been all my life? It’s absolutely delicious and a really fun thing to make with small kids. Those sticky little hands can be put to such good use! The little sugar...
Deconstructed Black Forest Cake

Deconstructed Black Forest Cake

Birthday cakes don’t always have to be in cake form. Our son, Adam, has a great fondness for Black Forest cake which is greeted with only tepid interest by most of the other family members. I thought that doing a deconstructed version for Adam’s birthday...
Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake

Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake

This seems to be the year of the blackberry. We are enjoying Blackberry Mojitos, Blackberry Champagne Cocktails and now, a Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake. There’s something delightful about the deep purple, plump, tart berries that make a wonderful transition...
Honeycomb Cake with Sponge Toffee Garnish

Honeycomb Cake with Sponge Toffee Garnish

When searching for a suitable dessert to pair with my Sadek Blue Bees, I came across this gorgeous, but somewhat ambitious cake. I’d never worked with candy melts before, but who could resist that honeycomb exterior? Made with bubble wrap, no less! I read the...
Mixed Berry Scones

Mixed Berry Scones

This recipe, very slightly adapted from Cook’s Country, is a winner. The tartness of the berries is offset beautifully by a touch of sweetness in the butter and honey glaze.   These American-style, big, shaggy scones are easy to make and fill the house...