Fluffy Icing

A light and fluffy icing for celebratory cakes.

Deep Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

When I was about 12 years old, I would spend most Saturdays tromping a nearby forest with my best friend and our dogs.  We had a Newfoundland, and she had a small Chihuahua mix.  These two were pals, and although they were an odd pair, they stuck with us as we adventured and played. One…

Basic Butter Icing

This is a very good, simple butter-icing recipe.  The ratio of butter to sugar is just right, creating a smooth, velvety icing.

Lemon Curd

We have chickens.  Chickens lay eggs.  Sometimes we seem to have more eggs than we know what to do with.  But that’s never really the case.  Most people say yes when offered a dozen farm fresh, free-range eggs from happy hens. Lemon curd is a multi-purpose filling-spread that uses up eggs.  It makes a lovely…