Hazelnut Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting and a Wedding Shower

Hi! I'm home! I've been trying desperately to avoid the fact that I'm home. But I think it happened?? Maybe if I just click my heels a couple times... few times? for 5 minutes?? I'll wake back up in sunny California....   Nope. I don't know what Dorothy's got that I don't. I even picked up a Yorky this week (I'm dog sitting for one of my friend's for the next few months! SO. freaking. cute.) But that's ok, I've actually been going through some serious kitchen withdrawal, I cannot … [Read more...]

Raspberry Jam Filled Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

I have AMAZING news! And this is not a joke. Dead serious. So in my blog entry I posted yesterday (Tomato and Parmesan Focaccia with Caramelized Onions) I talked about how impossible it's been for me to get tickets to the Ellen Degeneres show. As in I have stalked her website every day for like the past month with zero luck. So guess what?? This morning...I'm barely awake, while shoveling oatmeal into my mouth at like 7am...decide to check the Ellen website just one more time...AND... tickets … [Read more...]