GCC: Greek Yogurt Cake

They say that the simple things in life are the most extraordinary.  Its true, we take it for granted.  Humans are the ones that complicated things.

In this case, this recipe cannot be overthought, or over complicated.  It is what it is.

A fast batter to put together with simple ingredients that I bet, are sitting in your pantry/refrigerator right now. And the end results is a great snacking cake.

And I’m not taking about twinkies here.

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ABC: Orange Chiffon Tweed Cake with Milk n' Honey Sabayon

Yesterday I became an aunt (indirectly, since this was from Tom’s side of the family).  This perfect little baby girl that we all be waiting for decided that 12:11am was a good time to make her way into the world.

Do you know what we were doing at 12:11am yesterday? 

Tom and I were cutting into this cake to have a taste.  From this day forward I will officially call this cake “Sienna’s Birthday cake” in honor of my new niece.

Way to go kid, being born when you aunt Monica was busy baking.  You and I are going to get along just fine.

I never

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Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

As most food blogger out there, we collect recipes from all over.  We print them out, we bookmark them, we tear them out of food magazines, we earmark them with post it on cookbooks and soon, before you know it, we have a cooking TO DO list.

Mine is pretty long, and pretty overdue.

I had this recipe in my list for quite a while now.  I found it via Leite’s Culinaria website a couple of months back and printed it and saved it for that moment in time where I would totally have the nerve to tackle it.


At first the recipe scared me; it had yeast and needs kneading, and the use of a rolling pin!   Three things that I’m not good at using or doing.  I made bread before – it was a traumatic experience and decided to stick to things that I’m good at, like cake and complicated savory dishes. Anything that has yeast in it has a life on its own and I’m a control freak so that is not a good combination - I know how to choose my battles, and bread is a higher power – so I stay away.

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