Ellen

We met while working for the State of California and both enjoy baking and researching new recipes. Ellen is the "exact cook" while Jacqueline is the "wing-it cook," a great compliment. We enjoy baking as a stress-releiver as well as a great way to balance our creative sides with our technical working lives.

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Recipe: Orange banana bourbon loaf

Aug 29, 2012
Recipe: Orange banana bourbon loaf

I think if you love bananas and you love to bake, you're always plagued coming up with over ripe bananas and trying to figure out what to do with them.  This time around, my inspiration came from an orange nut bread that my mom used to make. ...

Recipe: Queen of Sheba Cake for Julia Child’s 100th Birthday

Aug 15, 2012
Recipe: Queen of Sheba Cake for Julia Child’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of a culinary giant and amazing woman, I made Julia a birthday cake.  I learned about the JC100 celebration only a few days ago...I know, I live in a cave.   But, honestly, I grew up watching this woman not ever knowing wh...

Recipe: Chocolate zucchini cake with chocolate wine

Aug 11, 2012
Recipe: Chocolate zucchini cake with chocolate wine

 You've heard legend of it but perhaps have never been willing to try it.  Just too scary to sacrifice your zucchini bread recipe to the chocolate gods.  Will it be too chocolatey?  Will you still be able to taste the zucchini?&nbsp...

Recipe: Guinness chocolate stout cookies

Jul 27, 2012
Recipe: Guinness chocolate stout cookies

We've all heard of chocolate stout cupcakes, but I really wanted to try some stout in brownies.  But, brownies seem like such a big commitment of sorts...A whole pan...Just too tempting for me these days.  So, cookies sounded about right in t...

Versatile Blogger Award

Jul 7, 2012
Versatile Blogger Award

Today I'm sharing The Versatile Blogger award with some pretty amazing bloggers out there in blogger land.  I was passed this award by Dawn of DJ's Sugar Shack.  Yes, DJ's blog is passing along the sugar as much as she can one thoughtful reci...

Recipe: Blueberry infused gin

Jul 5, 2012
Recipe: Blueberry infused gin

This gin is very smooth with a nice sweetness of blueberry.  The combination of blueberry and juniper from the gin just might make a gin "drinker" out of me yet!  I made this for a few BIWB recipes, including this loaf cake rec...

Recipe: Red hot velvet ice cream cupcakes

Jun 30, 2012
Recipe: Red hot velvet ice cream cupcakes

Today, I'm entering the 2012 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest sponsored by two amazing blogs: Cupcake Project and Scoopalicious.   There is some very stiff competition this year, but I'm excited to try my hand at this type of cupcake...Always k...

In her honor: Ginger Rogers cupcakes

Jun 16, 2012
In her honor: Ginger Rogers cupcakes

Today is Ginger Rogers' birthday and she would have been 101 years old today.  This cupcake honors her and her amazing talents.  The ingredients and inspiration come from the cocktail named after her.  The Ginger Rogers Cocktail is the m...

Recipe: Strawberry rhubarb pie with Frambroise

Jun 9, 2012
Recipe: Strawberry rhubarb pie with Frambroise

Happy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day!  I know...Aren't you excited?!  I certainly am!!  No question about it, this pie is about as American as you get.  And, it's an amazing pie.  Simple to make, beautiful, and its taste is su...

Recipe: Lemon and blueberry gin loaf cake

Jun 4, 2012
Recipe: Lemon and blueberry gin loaf cake

 Lemon and Blueberry Gin...Doesn't that just *RING* with the sound of an amazing cocktail?! Too?  This recipe is from Erica's Sweet Tooth, a very cute blog hosted by Erica who makes super adorable and yummy things.  I covet her...



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