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Baking & Pastry - The Housewife Diary

Baking & Pastry


Pineapple Non-Upside-Down Cupcakes

Although most pineapple is probably consumed in the summer I still decided to go ahead with the pineapple upside-down cupcakes.  I envisioned a cupcake that would be baked just like the cake but instead poured in a cupcake pan.  Then I decided that I really wanted frosting on the Pineapple upside-down cupcakes.   Frosting is the … Continue Reading


Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

I have been patiently waiting for an opportunity to make sugar cookies decorated with royal frosting. I’ve had dreams of how they would turn out! Please tell me that I’m not alone. After a trip to Syracuse to visit family I bought a few New York City themed cookies at JFK while waiting for my … Continue Reading


Chocolate Velvet Torte

This is a choco-holics dream. If you’re not a choco-holic then this will be too rich and too chocolaty for you. I loved this Chocolate Torte and my 1 year old son also loved it.  My husband, on the other hand, took one bite and said it was too rich. That is precisely the reason … Continue Reading


Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes

What’s better than chocolate and booze?  I acquired a taste for Kahlua well before I should have.  My mother, knowing my love for it, baked a cake and covered it with the most delicious Kahlua frosting.  While brainstorming my next cupcake recipe I asked her if she still had the recipe for the Kahlua cake … Continue Reading


The Housewife Diary Contest Giveaway


A New Years Resolution that will benefit YOU! For each month of the New Year we will host a Giveaway! January 2011 Giveaway: 1st Place: $25.00 Gift Card to Red Lobster & Top 10 sandwich’s Sauces Recipes ebook 2nd Place: Top 10 sandwich’s Sauces Recipes ebook 3rd Place: Top 10 sandwich’s Sauces Recipes ebook 4th … Continue Reading


Chocolate Lava Cake


Have I mentioned that I love all things chocolate?  Chocolate Lava Cake is no exception to my chocolate weakness.   Chocolate Lava Cake is one of my favorite desserts to order out.  Mainly because I never realized that it really wasn’t that difficult to make.   The more time I spend in the kitchen the more confidence … Continue Reading


Top 10 Cakes of 2010


My favorite “Top 10” list is always the Cake List, and how can it not be? After days of research and cake browsing I really just wanted to stop because it was a torture, especially when you are trying to shed some pounds and have the biggest sweet tooth EVER! In the middle of my … Continue Reading


Cream filled Puff Pastry


I love finding creative ways to use leftovers. I had left over French pastry cream from the French fruit tart and I also had puff pastry & chocolate left over from the chocolate cigars I made recently. So I decided to put them to good use and the outcome turned out better than I expected. … Continue Reading


Chocolate Trellis Cups


Don’t let the look fool you. Making Chocolate Trellis Cups are both easy and fun to make!  Just flip a cupcake pan upside down, cover the inverted cups individually with plastic wrap, melt your chocolate, pipe away and then stick it in the freezer.  Once chilled, fill with your favorite ice cream and presto your … Continue Reading


Red Velvet Cupcakes


I was feeling the holiday spirit; which is not easy living where it doesn’t snow, and I wanted to make something to reflect my holiday cheer. Since I wasn’t really in the mood to make Christmas cookies I decided red velvet was a pretty holiday color.  This was my first attempt at red velvet cupcakes … Continue Reading

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