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Prinsesstårta; Made for a Princess, Fit for a Queen May 27, 2013

Filed under: Daring Baker Challenges — Cisa @ 10:00 am
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A new month, a new challenge! Korena of Korena in the Kitchen was our May Daring Bakers’ host and she delighted us with this beautiful Swedish Prinsesstårta! For those who don’t know, a prinsesstårta is a traditional Swedish princess cake – layers of sponge cake separated by fruit preserves, custard, and a large dome of whipped cream, all coated with marzipan. Your standard fillings are vanilla custard and raspberry preserves. These green domed cakes (I’m not sure why the traditional coloring is green, but it is) are topped with marzipan roses, the finishing touch on this royal cake. (more…)


Wrapped and Ready to Go May 14, 2013

Filed under: Daring Cook Challenges — Cisa @ 11:13 am

Hello intrepid readers, today I bring you another morsel courtesy of the Daring Cooks.


Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys, was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en Croute and to bring our kids into the challenge by encouraging them to create their own en Croute recipes!


A Cloak for Adventures May 11, 2013

Filed under: Stichery — Cisa @ 4:29 pm
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So one of my best friends had a birthday back in February. You may be wondering why this is important given that February was 3 months ago, and the answer would be that the item I decided to make for her present had a lot of hand stitching involved and I only just managed to finish it (I know, I’m a terrible friend *sigh*). But, now that it’s done, I present to you…the Adventuring Squirrel Cloak!




Mother’s Day Fortune’s

Filed under: Kitchen Catastrophes — Cisa @ 3:29 pm

Well, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend and my siblings and I are always looking for new idea’s to surprise our mother. When we were little, we did bouquets of wild flowers along with breakfast in bed. Now that we’re a bit older, we try to get a bit more sophisticated – homemade dinners, her favorite desserts, jewelry etc. This year she had to go and complicate things by heading off to Utah to go hiking with my dad and some friends. So our homemade dinner idea was scrapped. (more…)


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