Everyone loves a beautiful cake. Half eaten cakes as art.

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(Note:  added a new cake to the list. 2/19/12)

Everybody loves beautiful cakes.  I think that beauty can be found in half eaten cakes as well.  There is something about the contrast betweeen the touched and the untouched.  You can also see how much the cake has been enjoyed.

90th Birthday Cake half eaten

half eaten wedding cake

half eaten pound cake

half eaten birthday cake

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You’re only as good as your last biscuit

My cheese biscuits....At least they look pretty.

I recently learned how easy biscuits are to make or thought I did.

Last week I went online and found a recipe for cheese biscuits and made what turned out to be great biscuits even though I didn’t quite have all the ingredients that the recipe required.  Since I had no buttermilk I just used whole milk.  I had no shortening so I used butter.  I had no cheddar cheese so I just used what was left in a package of mixed shredded cheeses used for making Mexican dishes and though it was not quite the quantity required it was ok.  I followed the recipe and what resulted was some excellent cheese biscuits that were all eaten within an hour out of the oven.

Later in the week I was asked to make them again.  It was the same situation except this time I did have some cheddar which I shredded up.  I threw a little extra cheese in and added some herbs.  They turned out even better and I was so proud of myself. Continue reading