All posts tagged: Cake

best tasting vanilla jello pudding buttercream recipe easy

Vanilla Jell-O Pudding Buttercream

Is this considered a food hack??  I guess it depends on who you ask.  When I was growing up you’d be considered a lazy bastard.  Nowadays, everyone is just too damn sensitive so it’s not nice to call people lazy bastards.  We have to call it a food hack.  I get it now.  You’re not a lazy bastard, it’s a food hack.  Wink, wink…

Green Tea Cake with Sweet Cherries and Mascarpone Cream recipe baking blog dessert pastry

Green Tea Cake with Sweet Cherries and Mascarpone Cream

I have a friend Mandy, who is very near and dear to my heart.   I want to put her in my pocket and take her everywhere I go.  She’s smart, talented, hard working, funny and drives a nice car.  I look to her for advice and inspiration, though she sometimes keeps her inspiration to her self and doesn’t invite me on vacations for fear I’ll see ideas before her.  She also owns her own bakery and is doing well.  My Mom always told me, “Surround yourself with successful people.  That way, you’ll always know someone in case you need a job”. Every once in awhile Mandy will make a trek to New York City and sometimes she even let’s me know she is here.  Not long ago on a recent visit Mandy and I went to have lunch at Morimoto in Chelsea Market.  Well, it turned out to be the best damn lunch I have had in a long time.  I love to grab a bite to eat with Mandy because she is one of …

Baileys Tres Leche

My great-grandma Oma always said you’re never too old for hugs.  I’m not going anywhere with this, it’s really just an opener and I had nothing else.  I miss that crazy old thing!  I love that woman. 

Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

I’ve noticed over the years that I am slowly turning into my parents and I got to tell you.  I love it.  I can’t think of two better souls to take after.  My folks are the most simple, honest, hard working, loving and arms wide open accepting people I’ve ever met.