cakes

hazelnut cake

hazelnut cake

I’ve decided that my favorite kinds of recipes to bring into my kitchen are the recipes that other people have already made and I have eaten and loved so much that I have to make it myself.  That’s how I got the recipe for the butternut squash and sausage pasta.  And that’s how I got … more

14 layer cake

14 layer cake

I made my mother a birthday cake on Friday night while Gerrit and I were keeping an eye on the news about the Paris attacks.  I wish I had more to say about all of that, but I can’t seem to find my thoughts on it.  I’m not sure why I can’t: sometimes I think … more

cookies and cream cake {+ our weekend}

cookies and cream cake {+ our weekend}

After the week we had last week, I was feeling pretty depleted on Friday.  While Evelyn has learned how to walk, she has apparently forgotten how to nap, and so she and I had a week of lots of crying and stress and frustration.  Needless to say, I was ready for a weekend in which … more

chocolate cake with swiss chocolate buttercream

chocolate cake with swiss chocolate buttercream

Two weekends ago I had the best weekend.  I went to spend the night with my mom because my dad was out of town, which is like a mini vacation that I definitely don’t take often enough.  We went shopping for baby clothes and spent Saturday morning talking on the back porch and then browsing … more