Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Hi guys.

I know. Mondays are hard.  The week kind of yawns out in front of you, and you kind of get the feeling that nothing worthwhile is really going to happen until next a whole FIVE days from now, except e-mails and phone calls and maybe the dog will get into the garbage again to give you a little break from cleaning up normal house messes and making boring sandwiches to eat at work and…

Sometimes it’s just too much to bear.  So, without further ado, I am instituting Monday Cake Day.  Have you ever had a day that wasn’t vastly improved by either making or eating a cake?  I think not.  Because I really think that sometimes, it not necessarily eating cake that makes me so happy (although, let’s be honest, it makes me pretty darn happy), but making a cake that really brightens my mood.  Maybe it’s that when you make a cake, you’re anticipating a celebration.  Or maybe it’s something about the way it makes the whole house smell like vanilla and butter.  All I know is, there is no way making a cake can end in grumpiness. [Read more...]

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Lime and Berry Tart

 

A funny thing happened to me at the grocery store the other day.  As I was reaching for yet another bag of potatoes that looked like they’d seen better days (it’s been a loooong winter, people), out of the corner of my eye, I saw a big, beautiful pile of perfectly round, bright green limes.  I had to have them immediately.  They looked so un-potato like, so springy, so citrus-y and delicious, I may have gone a little overboard.  I proceeded to fill a plastic bag to bursting with 30 some limes.  They looked so cute in my cart during my trek around the store, I could hardly stand it. [Read more...]