When I look back at all of the baking I did, it's a wonder I didn't put on 50 pounds!
I think my New Year's Resolution for 2014 should be that I post more about salads...
or something non-caloric, anyway.
Anyway, sound the trumpets, dim the lights and give me a drum roll...
Here are my Five Most Popular Dessert Posts of 2013.
1. No-Bake Key Lime Pie
Have you ever made a food faux pas?
You know, a bonafide blunder, like not knowing the proper way to eat a certain food, or asking what something is on the menu that is so common, the waitress looks at you like you're from Mars? Read more...
I made these for Junior Goo Shoes when he came home from camp after being away for seven weeks.
The parents were cheering and clapping as the buses pulled into the parking lot, unaware that on board the buses, the campers were chanting…
"TURN A-ROUND! TURN A-ROUND!"
Thankfully the bus driver didn't listen, and the kids got off the buses with great big smiles. Read more...
3. Banana-tella Bread
How do you like your bananas? On the greener side? Covered in speckles? Somewhere in between?
Everyone I talk to seems to have a very strong opinion as to where on the banana-ripeness spectrum their preference lies.
My friend told me that her very young son will only eat "dotty" bananas…and her husband had the idea to "dot" them with a Sharpie to get him to eat them. It worked, by the way.
4. Plain Jane German Chocolate Cake
I didn't think this was pretty and Pinteresty, but it surprised me with all the attention it got.
Would you describe yourself as Fancy Nancy or Plain Jane?
I know, that's not really a fair question. I can't even answer it myself.
I'm a little bit of both...
A blingy cocktail dress...
or a flannel shirt and jeans.
A gourmet meal at a fancy restaurant...
or grilled cheese at the diner.
A decadent dessert that's a work of art...
or a plain piece of chocolate cake.
5. Baked Apple Cider Donuts
This was my first attempt at baked donuts, and oh, were they good! It was my most pinned post ever!
Apple cider and doughnuts go together like cheese and crackers; peanut butter and jelly; spaghetti and meatballs.
The thought of fresh, cold cider paired with warm, home-made doughnuts takes me right back to childhood. Read more...
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