Funfetti Layer Cake


Oh dear. The stories I could tell about making this cake! I made this cake in January for my friend Amie’s birthday. Amie and I met in the summer of 2008 when we both worked at the Cheesecake Factory. Shortly after we met, we discovered we both had plans to move to LA that fall….

Red Velvet Banana Bread {from scratch}


  I was positive that SOMEONE before me had made red velvet banana bread, and I was right. I found a whole slew of recipes for red velvet banana bread … made with a red velvet box cake mix. Gross! If you know anything about me you know that in most instances I detest shortcuts…

Croque Madame {sub bacon for ham}


I’ve been wanting to make a bacon version of the Croque Madame for weeks now.  Ever since seeing some delicious looking recipes on Pinterest. Perusing my fridge this weekend, I noticed that I had bought a package of thick-cut bacon from Trader Joe’s and never used it; and that I had most the ingredients for a…

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread


I saw amazing pictures for double chocolate banana bread on Pinterest the other day but when I tried to go to the website linked to the picture, Pinterest had blocked me. I got an error messaging letting me know that the site was reported as spam. Damnit! So I searched high and low clicking on…