Avocado Pound Cake Recipe Continued

OK, so we left off yesterday gearing up to make Joy The Baker's lovely Avocado Pound Cake.  All of you that did not have the proper gear had an assignment to go out and buy yourself a descent sifter-a sifter that isn't plastic, wimpy, or has a half peeled sticker stuck on it for approximately 19 years. My basic plastic sifter model became a violent weapon with the ability to blind.  This is an example of the shrapnel leftover after the "accident". Just to remind you...a heap of this was blasted at me. Now, … [Read more...]

Gearing Up For Avocado Pound Cake

There was something about this month that had me craving avocados.  I found myself coming home from yoga--peeling them open and scooping out their green goodness.  I even have proof that this was going on because I tweeted it. "I just finished yoga and then I attacked an avocado." 12:59 PM Mar 4th via web Then, later on that same day, say about 7 hours later, something of an avocado/twitter/matrix/phenomena happened and I saw this tweet: "i made avocado pound cake... lots of amazing. http://tinyurl.com/yjf5rqx" … [Read more...]

VEAL SCALLOPINI – Remembering Childhood

Part of what we enjoy so much here at LoveFeast Table, is welcoming guests to our table! Today is a special day because the guest that has pulled up a chair is our Feast sister on the other side of the pond, Jamie from Life's A Feast!  Jamie is a wonderful writer and paints pictures with her words that invite the reader right into her memories!  Pull up a chair to the table and enjoy this story! Jamie: It was just 3 or 4 days shy of my ninth birthday. I had dreamed of owning a “big bike”, moving from a kid’s small bicycle … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Anytime we are asked to make a dish, this is what we turn to.  It's our "Go To" pasta dish!  It's delicious, impressive and incredibly easy! It is best made the day before, but usually we can't wait that long and dig right in!  I have to admit, it isn't always the same.  We sometimes substitute ingredients for others in our pantry, but this recipe will give you the gist!  All of these ingredients can be found at Trader Joes! Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe: 1 lb. hearty pasta (rigatoni is good!), cooked and … [Read more...]

Baltimore’s Ace of Cakes Book GiftAway

Our Baltimore Urban Party Peacock is here to announce the winner of our 2nd Ace of Cakes book GiftAway! The winner is Cyndy N!!  Congratulations Cyndy! The drawing was held by Random.org and our book was provided by the publisher!!  OK, hon? … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe from The New Basics Cookbook, by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins. Ingredients: 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I used creamy...you can choose your own life path here.) 3/4 packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped (Too much peanut going on here for … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Days

There is nothing more basic than a peanut butter cookie.  It's a cookie I hadn't made in ages.  Earlier this week I was craving a good ole' peanut butter cookie brown, crispy, and fork-printed.  A cookie that fit the mood.  A cookie that fit the weather.  You see there hasn't been much light around here lately...so maybe basic was a good way to go....or not. It's hard to wake up and get inspired looking at this.  And this doesn't exactly make you want to burst out with creativity either. Seriously?  I live in this … [Read more...]

Ace of Cakes-Baltimore!

This morning, I was reading some posts from some of the gals that came to Baltimore for Bloggy Boot Camp.  The conference was a blast, but I know for those of you who came from out of town, you didn't get a chance to see much of our city!  So, I thought it would be fun to have another Ace of Cakes GiftAway!  We want to GiftAway the book, Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes!  Duff Goldman and his crew, call Baltimore home! Baltimore is the perfect city for Ace of Cakes!  It's quirky, full of personality and … [Read more...]

Double Delicious Bars Recipe

I'm just so sorry I didn't share.  Really. Had I known you were craving something buttery, chocolaty and warm...I would have invited you right over. Since I got this recipe from an old church cook book, I'm fairly sure my sharing side would have kicked in. Yes, I'm pretty sure I would have shared. But you could whip up a batch real quick. They are Double Delicious Bars, shared by Mildred Morken many years ago in the Trinity Lutheran Church cookbook.  They are also seen at Bake or Break and most … [Read more...]

Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Things were a bit tight for our family this past Christmas.  I know we weren't the only ones pinching pennies to try and give our kids a Christmas.  We were honest with the kids.  "Don't be disappointed if your pile under the tree is small this year."  We are small business owners.  We own a home remodeling company and with the recession, not a lot of people were doing home beautification projects.  But, our kids were so understanding and gracious.  They said, "It's okay.  We understand.  You don't have to do much, BUT...it won't … [Read more...]