Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Ever since my bridal shower I’ve been on a major bundt cake kick. Bundts are pretty, quick, and require no frosting after they come out of the oven. A step to cake making that I find cumbersome and most times annoying, although delicious.

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I found this recipe from Lick the Bowl for a Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake. My husband has a mild obsession with snickerdoodle cookies so I figured I would try my hand at a cake version of the treat.

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This cake is AMAZING. Hands down scrumptious. The best part is the caramelized cinnamon sugar crust around the entire exterior of the cake. The only part of the recipe I’ve altered is adding a bit more cinnamon (3tsp rather than 2tsp).

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If you love cake, and love snickerdoodles run don’t walk to your kitchen and bake this little number up.

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Rustic Tart in a Rustic Cabin

A goal of mine while away on our weekend in the woods was to bake. Non-stop baking weekend to be specific. Unfortunately, sleeping in was secret priorty number one, and being lazy together was goal #2. I did manage to get a few things in the oven including this very simple (minor-ly labor intensive) rustic plum pie.

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Recipe thanks to Love and Cupcakes. The most laborious part was cutting and placing all the slices of plums. Frankly, if that’s the biggest thing to whine about this is truly an easy peasy dessert that looks stunning and tastes just as beautiful. Second hardest part is waiting for it to bake.

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Nature’s candy in my hand or can or a pie… or pastry

I recently had some of my girlfriends over for an evening of Sangria, tapas and some much needed catching up. The sangria was flowing, the tapas were delicious but the dessert, a peach pastry, was fabulous.

Recipe was from Martha (love her) and rather easy for even the most unskilled of chefs. A pack of phyllo dough, some brown sugar, butter, and of course fresh peaches (Jersey grown is preferred) is all you need to impress your guests.

Add some vanilla ice cream for serving and there ya have it! A peaches and cream summer scrumptious dessert to enjoy.