WE LOVE DESSERT!!! There I said it!! I really want to be good with sugar and all, but we are at home….all day….everyday! Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake to the rescue.
Since stay at home is the rule, at least here in Illinois our eating habits have gone a bit south…ugh! In defense of that statement is the movie Simply Irresistible.
A 1999 movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar: Sean Patrick Flanery plays Tom, the manager of a department store in Manhattan. He may or may not be falling in love against his will with heiress Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Tom resists Amanda, who has just inherited a restaurant because he believes she might have magical powers.
It’s hookie and most certainly not a cinematic genius, but it is one of my favorites. There is a line in the movie where Amanda (Gellar) says that “dessert is the whole point of a meal.” I couldn’t agree more. Continue reading “Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake”
When you have lost your Mother, Mother Day takes on a new meaning. Raspberry Almond Mini Cakes are in honor of my Mother, who loved to bake and adored sweets.
Mothers Day was and will always be sad without my Mother. Nothing in the world prepares you for that loss. Brunch was our chosen celebration. I would make breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, and of course, something sweet. Continue reading “Raspberry Almond Mini Cakes”
Over the past summer, Tim and I attended two weddings. Weddings have cake right??? Wrong!!! Where was my slice of white, almondy, perhaps filled with raspberry filling cake?? Apparently I would have to make it myself……. Traditional Wedding Cake for Two ……because I wanted wedding cake damn it!!!!!
These days weddings may have a small cutting cake, but the trend is cupcakes, or dessert bars…..what?????? OK, call me old-fashioned, but I want there to be a gigantic white cake, with a bubbly fountain, and a bride and groom perched on top. The kind that requires a few of the brides friends trying to figure out how to cut said cake.
Since we were not invited to those kinds of weddings, I wanted to make a cake to satisfy my wedding cake yearning. One that would taste like my visioned wedding cake. Continue reading “Traditional Wedding Cake for Two”