Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Amy Atlas appropriately featured Warren Brown's "United Cakes of America"on her blog today, which I thought was so perfect.  

"Loving cake is a natural part of Warren Brown’s constitution. Now, in order to form a more perfect union of flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, he’s offering his unique take on classic dessert recipes from all fifty states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
Starting out with Baked Alaska (what else?), Brown tours the whole country, updating regional confections like King Cake (Louisiana), Lady Baltimore Cake (South Carolina), Mud Cake (Mississippi), and Key Lime Pie (Florida). There are official state desserts (Maryland’s Smith Island Cake; Massachusetts’ Boston Cream Pie) and unofficial favorites (New York–style Cheesecake; St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake), as well as an ovenful of brand-new baked treats that Brown has created to honor specific states’ agricultural bounty (Avocado Cupcakes for California; Huckleberry Cake for Idaho)"

Doesn't it sound like a great cookbook? I have to keep an eye out for it next time I'm at B&N.  

Are you a fan of Warren Brown's other cookbook Cake Love? What's your favorite recipe?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Graduation Dessert Table

We celebrated my sister's graduation from high school a few weeks ago and of course, there was a dessert table!!  We had the usual favorites: brownies, blondies, chocolate covered pretzels, cakepops, cupcakes, and rice krispie treats, and added a few new additions: strawberry shortcake parfaits, biscotti, and homemade oreo cookies!