Last week I hosted a (long-overdue) birthday dinner for my brother’s sweet wife, Kelly. And OH MAN, was it fabulous! As is our family’s birthday custom, the birthday girl got to handpick the entire menu and was not required to take into account anyone else’s food preferences whatsoever! She chose a very carbtastic meal, and […]
~ So… I rarely do this. I’m posting a recipe that got mixed reviews from my family. Ok, I’ll be honest… most of the people I made it for didn’t like it. Which is such a bummer because (clearly) it is a gorgeous dessert. ~ ~ For the record, I liked it… but sometimes I’m […]
I think sometimes we get stuck in cooking ruts… I know I do. Take cornbread, for example. I had long ago firmly decided that I like savory cornbread, not sweet. And that I like my savory cornbread to have an extremely crispy bottom crust (practically fried from the cast iron skillet.) And that was that. And just when I’m sure there […]
Ever feel like Martha Stewart’s recipes oughtta come with a warning label? Something like, “CAUTION! This dessert was created for the sole purpose of making you feel inferior in the kitchen. Handle with care!” would be nice. ~ Elsa and I had the brilliant idea to make this dessert today to celebrate my chocolate-loving Mother-In-Law’s […]
Heavens, where have I been?!? It’s been ages since I’ve cooked or baked anything, let alone photographed it. I’ve missed Pretty/Hungry and am super excited to be back! So where have I been? I’ve been busy interviewing potential assistants. 😉 And good news… I’ve found the perfect one! Meet my new little kitchen helper: Elsa! […]
~ This week I was asked to bake a pair of cakes for a wedding shower! Of course I was delighted to say yes… and my aunt (who was hosting the shower) requested the Chocolate Ganache Cake from right here on Pretty/Hungry! Well friends… I’ve learned a thing or two since my first attempt at […]
~ Tuesday was my boss’s birthday. And I am impossibly thankful for the boss I have. I’m thankful he hired me, thankful for the confidence he places in me, and thankful for the positive work environment he is committed to maintaining. So when I was asked to make the cake for his surprise party I […]
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