Sock-it-to-Me Cake

After some cooling off and thinking, the perfect recipe came to mind. In the 1960s the US was again filled with civil unrest and social unjust. Aretha Franklin with her powerful pipes took a stance and demanded, ” R-E-S-P-E-C-T…Oh( sock it to me, sock it to me)..”

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Whiskey Glaze

  I’m not sure why but most of my dessert ideas come to me at night. Maybe its the fact that my wildest fantasies are food focused. (Greedy girl at heart). One eventful evening I had an idea about combining carrot cake and bread pudding. I woke up thinking “why have I never thought ofContinue reading “Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Whiskey Glaze”

Pink Lemonade Velvet Cupcakes

Here we are in another month to celebrate. March is the perfect time to uplift and appreciate the wonderment that is women. I am very thankful to walk in the footsteps of many women giants. There are so many asterisks throughout history full of feminine energy and triumphs. Not only is it March a celebrationContinue reading “Pink Lemonade Velvet Cupcakes”

Apple Cider Donut Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Glaze

Apples, Apples, Apples! This glorious fruit has always been a big part of Fall to me. As a child growing up in Sacramento, it was a yearly tradition to take a trek to Apple Hill every Autumn. Apple Hill is this amazing once secluded place about an hour outside the capital city that is filledContinue reading “Apple Cider Donut Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Glaze”

A to Z Cake (Apple Butter/ Zucchini) Cake

Once again it’s another fabulous day in Fall. For many, including myself, that means frolicking through someone’s orchard picking apples and stuffing one’s face full of cider and doughnuts. After a few weeks there comes a realization that I may have been a little over zealous during my apple picking. Then comes the panic ofContinue reading “A to Z Cake (Apple Butter/ Zucchini) Cake”

Black Power Brookies

The month of June is a special time within the Black community. It is a time where we get to celebrate the amazing musical accomplishments that have contributed to every genre and aspect of music. This year the last month in Spring has served a greater purpose for the Black Community. As we continue toContinue reading “Black Power Brookies”

When Life Gives You Lemons Cake

Ingredients 2 ½  cups of all purpose flour 2 ½  tsp. of baking powder ½  tsp. of table salt ½  cup of unsalted butter, room temperature 1 ¾  cups of granulated sugar 4 large eggs, room temperature ½  cup of greek yogurt  1 tsp vanilla extract Zest of 6 lemons (approximately ¼  cup)  Juice ofContinue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons Cake”

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls Dough • 2- 1/4-ounce package yeast • 1/2 cup luke warm water (approximately 140F)  • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/3 cup butter, melted • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 egg • 4 to 4 ½  cups all-purpose flour Filling • ½ cup butter, softened • ¾ cup likely packed brown sugar • 2Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls”

Limonc”hello”

Limoncello (adaptive from What’s Cooking America recipe): 15 organic lemons ( I used 6 meyer lemons and 9 regular lemons)   2 (750 ml) bottles 100-proof vodka ( I used Tito’s)  Simple Syrup: 4 cups sugar 5 cups water (filtered tap water or distilled water) Instructions Step One: Clean the lemons to remove any dirt,Continue reading “Limonc”hello””