Thursday, February 11, 2010

and now we are back to rain

But before it started raining again, I did manage to rototill part of the garden. Like, a quarter of it. No need to get too ambitious.

This past week, I have been reading the book "The Cake Mix Doctor Returns" by Anne Byrn. I had read her first book and used some of the recipes, so I thought I would give this book a whirl.

Oh to the YUM. I have been baking way too much. Three cakes in just over a week. I have made the Cinnamon Struedel Cake, a Lemon Cake, and yesterday was the Apple Spice cake with Caramel "frosting". These cakes don't survive long at my house. Just a few short days. Oh the horror!

My youngest thinks that a small slice of cake is perfect to take in his lunch. My oldest thinks that a honking big slice makes a perfect after-school snack. Me, well, it's nice to have a piece in the mid-evening, once dinner has settled.

I love these books. If you aren't a cake baker, these cakes are fairly fool-proof. And oh so very, very good. Plus, it makes your family feel special.

1 comment:

  1. love short cuts to good food. will have to check out the book mentioned