Spring is in full swing here in Texas and I am pleasantly surprised at the very mild weather – usually by this time the gorgeous 70 degree days are gone and the weather starts ascending into the hot summer months. *UPDATE*: since I wrote that sentence two weeks ago, the weather has now started ascending into the hot summer months…
You have a party, of course!
Yes, my entire family and I are big baseball fans… so you can only imagine the excitement that comes with opening day. Of course, one would much rather be at the game, but hey, having a party is fun too and you get better quality food, in my opinion.
Whew! Oh my! and Wow! would be three words that would accurately describe my last week. My family and I were in a frenzy between nieces spending the night and then having to
clean like crazy prepare for my young cousins annual two week vacation that they spend with us. So as I said before: whew!
I love good things. Sweet, simple, but good – very good- things. I blog about my appreciation of the good life here, but since this is a food blog, my post is about something very sweet, very good, and surprisingly simple. Enter Smitten Kitchen’s Chocolate Peanut Butter cake. This cake is quite possibly the most genius recipe ever. It is a basic chocolate cake x 3 layers, a creamy , not too peanut buttery filling and, if that weren’t enough for you, a luscious ganache that covers the entire cake. Any of the pieces from a component that stands on its own, but put together, makes a cake that is no-fail easy and impressive. I have big plans for using the cake batter for other recipes that are floating in my sweets-addled brain right now. In the meantime, go make this cake. Now. Do not wait another minute and go get your baking on!