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~ fall recipes from fashion’s foodies: bday sweet cake ~

9 Sep

Adapted by Rebecca Minkoff from Ina Garten for Barefoot Contessa.


18 Tbsp. (2¼ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 cups sugar

6 extra-large eggs

1 cup sour cream

1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 lemon, zested

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cornstarch 1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. backing soda P

reheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 12-by-18-by-1½-inch sheet pan.

Cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed in bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. On medium speed, add eggs, 2 at a time, then sour cream, vanilla, and lemon zest. Mix well. Sift together flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir just until smooth. Finish mixing by hand to be sure batter is well mixed. Pour evenly into pan, smooth top with a spatula, and bake in center of oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan to room temperature.


24 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

1½ cups heavy cream

2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

4 Tbsp. (½ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

Chocolate candies for decorating

Place chocolate chips and heavy cream in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until chips are completely melted. Off heat, add corn syrup and vanilla and allow chocolate mixture to cool to room temperature. In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk chocolate mixture and softened butter on medium speed for a few minutes, until it’s thickened. Spread frosting evenly on cake and decorate.

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~ fall recipes from fashion’s foodies: banana bread ~

7 Sep

Banana bread adapted by Chris Benz from Amy Vanderbilt.

“Banana bread, courtesy of Amy Vanderbilt, is my fall snack staple. It’s important to note that unless it’s wrapped in wax paper, it never tastes the same!”

2 eggs

1/3 cup soft softening

2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced

1/3 cup sugar

1¾ cups sifted all-purpose flour

¾ tsp. soda

1¼ tsp. cream of tartar

½ tsp. salt

Start oven at moderate (350°F). Grease 8-by-4-inch load pan. Combine eggs, shortening, bananas, and sugar in glass container of blender. Cover and blend about 30 seconds, or until smooth. Sift dry ingredients together into mixing bowl. Pour blender combination over dry ingredients. Stir only until combined. Pour into greased load pan. Bake about 45 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn out of pan to cool on cake rack. When cool, wrap in waxed paper, and chill several hours or overnight before slicing.

Yield: 1 loaf

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~ icy and fruity ~

26 Apr

He is talented, creative, communicative and funny… He writes books and hosts a show on tv… That’s why I’m big fun of him! Jamie Oliver is simply one of the best chefs in Britain. So, here’s his 1-minute berry ice cream. A delicious healthy dessert, super easy for you to make. Plus, helps you stay fit without having any guilts eating it! You should definitely try it!


• 1 x 500g pack of mixed frozen berries
• 150g fresh blueberries
• 3–4 tablespoons runny honey
• 1 x 500g tub of natural yoghurt
• a few sprigs of fresh mint
• optional: 4 small ice cream cornets


In advance: Put 4 small glasses in the freezer, or you can serve straight into ice cream cornets, if you prefer.

When you’re all set up and ready to go, get the glasses (if using) and the frozen berries out of the freezer. Divide the fresh blueberries between the glasses or cornets. Put the honey and yoghurt and leaves from the sprigs of mint into the food processor and whiz, then add the frozen berries and whiz again until combined. Spoon the frozen yoghurt over the fresh berries and serve. Yum.

~ hot for chocolate? ~

21 Dec

The only thing missing from this recipe is a fire place to snuggle up to.

Check out how to make the delicious lavender hot chocolate here.


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~ Greek recipes ~

8 Oct

Despite being a Greek or not, if you love greek food here is a batch of recipes is all about Greek flavours and includes the classics and modern twists on old favourites. It’s time to get a taste! Click on images to get the recipes!

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~ the vegan stoner ~

22 Sep

It’ s Thursday morning and I think it’s food time. Despite being a vegan or not, when it comes to  “HOW TO COOK CHEAP, FAST AND VEGAN” all seem to be fit in! And the adorable sketched recipes make my heart smile.

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