Thursday, July 18, 2013

27th Stop: Burkina

According to infoplease Burkina Faso is

"Slightly larger than Colorado, Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Its neighbors are Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, and Ghana. The country consists of extensive plains, low hills, high savannas, and a desert area in the north"

It appears that the cake for dessert recipes.  I thank Ms. Travel-By-Stove  (link here) for her contribution to, once again, and making my hobby just too sweet!  Recipe for Welshcakes with pineapple (yum!) is right here.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

26th Stop: Bulgaria

I feel it my duty to share with you wonderful food bloggers out there who represent their countries so beautifully.  So, here, on my 26th stop to Bulgaria, I present you with a recipe for this cake called Negarche Cake (recipe here), from this website called

This is just one of those good old traditional family recipes that says more about its homeland than I ever could.

Thank you and enjoy!!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Morsel: Oh Canada


Where have I been that I have NEVER heard of these bars before today??????

I must be living under a hot, boiling hot, desert rock.  (No not "dessert" rock as I would prefer to have it.)

Yes, that's it.  I mean, it really might as well be.

For a cool, refreshing treat, Canada seemed like a place to investigate for a Monday Morsel.  And look what I found:


Nanaimo Bars!

Delish recipe right here.

History of these charmers right here 

(courtesy of City of Nanaimo):  

This creamy, chocolatey treat's origin is elusive, shrouded in mystery, and claimed by many as their own. Of course, we know that Nanaimo Bars originated in Nanaimo, or they would be called New York Bars, or New Brunswick Bars.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Slap-Ya-Mama Cookies

With a cookie name like, Slap-Ya-Mama Cookies (recipe here), I sure hope Francine gets the recognition she deserves.

Go Francine!

Next episode is this Wednesday on CBS.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Morsel: 3 Good Eggs


We are down to the final THREE. 


Francine, Darlene, and Brian.










Only time will tell...they are all winners, really.  

Did you watch last week's episode in which they had to bake French pastries?  

Saturday, July 6, 2013

24th Stop: Brazil

OK, this website is so darn cute that I had to share it for my 24th stop...

which is to Brazil. 


Now, it's too small to view here, 

so please check it out here.

This website, They Draw & Cook, is genius, so you need to know about it, regardless. 


Their subtitle is "Recipes illustrated by artists from around the world."

I know, right?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Frosty Coffee Pie for 4th of July

Taste of Home folks, 

it's as though you know me...

you really, really know me.

I love you for that,

 and for this recipe of Frosty Coffee Pie.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 4th of July.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Morsel: American Baking Gets Hot!

I am really at a toss-up because I actually like all of the finalists remaining on The American Baking Competition.  But these two are my faves as of this moment:




  (Learn more about Francine here.)



(Learn more about Darlene here.)

If you are not watching this show, fellow Bakery Travelers, you are missing out on a good summer treat.  These women know how to bake and do so from their heart and southern savvy.  I mean, they are good.

Happy Monday!!!