desserts

GLAZED APPLE CAKES WITH CINNAMON-SUGAR

Musical pairing – Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s I remember arriving in Indiana for the first time more than 15 years ago; it was late August and the heat was staggering. My clothes stuck to my body, my hair frizzed, my energy zapped an hour after I left […]

COCA-COLA CUPCAKES WITH TOASTED MERINGUE

Musical pairing – Carolina by James Taylor I had been a fan of Virginia Willis long before I had the opportunity to meet her; perusing her blog is like grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and settling in to catch up . . . to see what’s been happening […]

SWEET CORN ICE CREAM W/CARAMEL CORN

Musical pairing – Baby, Now That I’ve Found You by Alison Krauss When Joyce asked me if I’d like to guest post for her, the first question I asked was, ‘what topic do you want covered?’ And when she replied, ‘Farmer’s Markets, Farmers or a recipe using market ingredients’ . […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES: CLASSIC CHOCOLATE CAKE

Musical pairing – Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves by Aretha Franklin (with The Eurythmics) ‘An Adventure to the Classics‘ – As kids, my sister and I fell into two camps. I was the adventurous eater, my sister the picky one. I would pile on the spicy Indian sauces whereas […]

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PIE-SHOTS™ FOR MIKEY

Musical pairing – Say by John Mayer Debra and I had already planned a post for my childhood Peanut Butter Pie; and in fact, we had been discussing it for more than a month when we received the news that one of our blogging friends had lost her husband unexpectedly […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES: TRIPLE BERRY POPS

Musical pairing – Popsicle Toes by Diana Krall Innovating . . . Popsicle Style – In my life outside of writing for Smith Bites, I’m a summer babysitter. Day in and day out I calm tantrums, make snacks, run for paper towels, and shuttle back and forth from the swimming […]

VIETNAMESE-COFFEE CUPCAKES

Musical pairing – The Sound Of Sunshine by Michael Franti & Spearhead I made these Vietnamese-Coffee Cupcakes about a year ago and I’ve had visions of them dancing in my head ever since . . . like crack-cocaine, these are completely addictive!! Needless-to-say, The Professor and I have no-problemo finishing […]

THE PROFESSOR’S CHOCOLATE PORTER ICE CREAM

You are in for a treat because July 7th was World Chocolate Day – who knew?   To celebrate, Debra and I tried to think of something chocolate to make and share with everyone.  But, I was torn.  I’ve been anxious to share a video that we shot last summer with […]

APRICOT AFFOGATO DOLCE

Musical pairing – Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon Last weekend, we headed down to Indianapolis and found ourselves at Goose The Market – one of our favorite places to grab a sandwich, something to drink as well as a few grocery items we might need; if you live […]