Sunday, June 26, 2011

Let's Eat PIE! (Mango Apple Pie)

Nothing like pie to make a girl feel good.
I bitched at my boyfriend last night. Now he's at wrestling camp, probably taking his emotions out on the mat. But where will I take out my frustrations? IN THE KITCHEN goddammit.

There's a lot of fruit in my house lately. We've been making a lot of juice. Today I made pie, inspired by the Cupcake Project. It doesn't really matter what kind of fruit you use, but I used an apple and two yellow mangoes. I made 6 mini pies in a muffin pan. This pie ROCKS because the crust has orange zest, which makes it a nice complement to the fruit filling.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Simple Lemon Cake + Glaze

Light and refreshing.
It's summertime! You need something light to satisfy your sweet tooth! Here is a simple cake, extra lemony from the lemon zest and lemon glaze. The lemon keeps this cake from being too sweet and heavy. You can bake it in whatever pan you want-- I used an 8x8, but I imagine this would be even lovelier in a loaf pan as a pound cake sort of thing. The recipe is adapted from the Williams Sonoma Baking book.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Raspberry Brownies!

At long last, testing season is coming to an end! I took the SAT twice, three SAT II's, three AP's, the ACT, wrote three final papers, AND took final exams at school, all within the past few months. This lean, mean, test-taking machine is ready for the summer.

You always know it's summertime when Key Food puts raspberries on their weekly special. Say hello to these sexy raspberry brownies: