Tag: summer

Sundays With Sparky: Cake-Palooza! (Lime In The Coconut Cake, Minecraft Cake, Xbox Cupcakes)

Lime in the Coconut Cake - 
Fresh Lime Chiffon Cake with Key Lime and Blackberry Filling and Coconut Cream Frosting
For our family, August is filled with cake.  Nearly every family celebration happens in August for us, and since I love baking and crafting, we pull out all the stops and try to make each cake special.  Since we have so many and they are mostly about process, I’m not going to detail the recipes,... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Abuelita Elena's Chilled Zucchini Soup

The Wayback Machine: Abuelita Elena's Chilled Zucchini Soup
For his birthday, I always allow Sparky to choose the meals for the day.  These usually consist of fried foods or cheese-gloppy tacos and other “kid” foods which cause involuntary shudders in nutritionists and parents alike. This year, while lunch was predictable enough: nutella and banana-filled crepes, for dinner, he surprised me by asking for homemade... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Chilled Carrot Soup with Pistachios

The Food Desert Project: Chilled Carrot Soup with Pistachios
Originally posted here; this soup is perfect for the changeable weather of spring as it is delicious both hot and cold. Just because you live in a food desert doesn’t mean you can’t offer your family haute cuisine.  I had been making this recipe for a delicious chilled carrot soup all summer.  One afternoon I realized... Read more »
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