Posted on February 17, 2013 by Wendy
The cute heart-shaped tarts I posted on V-day was something I made for Hitman. It’s from one of my all-time favorite blogs The Art of Doing Stuff authored by the uber hilarious Karen. She is always so funny and witty. Take a peek at one of my favorite posts from her and tell me you did not just blow milk (or anything) out of your nose when you get to the picture of her holding the potato.
Anyways I came across this post from her last year and it’s an easy-peasy recipe (it’s really not even a recipe…more an assembly job) for the cutest, loveliest mini heart shaped cherry tarts.
Pre-made tart shells (I used No-Name brand…they were really good)
Cherry Pie Filling
Preheat oven to 375°F
I used the 3″ tart shells, not the mini kind.
Take shells out and let them thaw a bit (about 3 minutes) so that they’re malleable.
Dent the foil and gently mold each shell into a heart shape. Then fill with the pie filling.
Karen suggests putting the cherries in first then top with the filling. 3 cherries each should be sufficient. Don’t over fill or else the filling will bubble over and your tartlets won’t be pretty anymore =P
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Posted on July 11, 2012 by Wendy
By now you must’ve heard of quinoa by now…the “superfood”? “Ancient grain”?? Well superfood or not, it is a great substitute for a rice and…..flour!!
I wanted to bake a homemade cake for Hitman’s birthday, so as part of our new healthier diet, I decided to make him a delicious chocolate cake made with quinoa.
I first had this when a coworker made it and brought it to work. It tasted divine. It was dense like a fudge brownie and you can feel sorta good about it as it packs a whole lotta protein. Hey if you’re gonna indulge might as well try to health it up a little right??
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Posted on April 19, 2011 by Wendy
Over the weekend I was finally able to meet up with J to bake the Avocado Pound Cake from a recipe J found from Joy the Baker‘s blog. When he brought up the recipe/idea, I immediately said YES as I am a big, BIG fan of avocado. I also invited G along for the ride as he’s a big avo-fan like me! We were super excited to make it.
Take a looky at her site. Her pictures are MUCH, MUCH better than mine. Plus she’s the originator~
Here’s the recipe word-for-word:
Avocado Pound Cake
makes 2 9x4x3-inch loaves
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