Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cherry Pockets

I was thinking about you. Yes, you specifically. I just wanted to say thanks. Thank you for helping me see the bright side of things when all I wanted to see were the shadows. For helping me find my voice when I wanted to sink in the silence. For knowing me when I felt like a stranger to myself. For helping me realize that I am enough. Your encouraging words have helped me get through the past few weeks. From the roots of my soul...thank you <3

Sunday, September 11, 2011

White Castle Burgers For a Crowd

It's that time of year again. Football season. This signifies the return of "Pigskinus Gigantopithecus". The man caves of North America are once again filled with the sounds of cheering, clapping, fist pounding and, more commonly in this household, cursing the football gods for their team's poor performance. are a couple of them in their natural environment. Notice the trophy proudly displayed on the bar of the man cave. Is he smiling? A rare sight! Either his team is winning or he discovered how to view 8 football games simultaneously.

If you recall, these bigfoot-like animals have the digestive systems of omnivores, but can adapt to a steady diet of beer, pizza and chicken wings, which make up the majority of their diets, during the 5 month football season.Today, I will tempt their tummies with White Castle-like sliders! This is a basic recipe that is fast, easy, and great if you need to feed a crowd.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pecan Pie Cheesecake for Mr. Incredible's Birthday!

This time last year I was putting the finishing touches on Mr. Incredible's X-Box 360 Halo Reach Edition birthday cake with matching cake controllers. (Read more about it here). With over 10,000 page views, it is still the most popular post on La Petit Brioche.

As Mr. Incredible's birthday grew near, I stressed about making a birthday cake that topped last year's. How could I out do the Xbox cake? I couldn't. Instead, I focused on the flavors that he loved and decided to combine two of his favorite desserts...cheesecake and pecan pie. The sweet, sticky pecan topping complemented the smoothness of the cheesecake base. It has become Mr. Incredible's new favorite dessert :) Happy Birthday, Mr. I!!!