Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lemon Drop Cake -- pg. 63

Happy New Year! I'm excited to be kicking off the next round of tasty new recipes!

So first off, some news... I'm pregnant! Cami mentioned that "several" of us are pregnant, and yep, that includes me! I'm super excited. I'm due July 24. (You know you're from Utah if your first thought was, "Hey, that's Pioneer Day!" I'm not, but I have been notified of the holiday coincidence a number of times.)

Anyway, my only real pregnancy craving so far has been lemons. That's right, actual lemons. As in, I have a strange urge to suck on lemons after I've squeezed the juice out of them (be a shame to waste any of it). And it actually tastes pretty good to me.

In order to harness that craving into actual tasty treats, I made lemon cookies the other day and a ton of lemon curd. I didn't know what I was going to do with the rest of my lemon curd till I came across this recipe that calls for lemon curd filling.

So this week's recipe is the Lemon Drop Cake on page 63. I haven't made it yet (because I forgot I was picking this week... oops), but I'm going to try to make it and post about it on Tuesday.

Side Note:
My new strategy with desserts is to always halve the recipe so we don't end up eating fattening desserts all week long. With cakes that seems a little difficult, but I'm going to pick up some 6-inch cake pans and halve all the ingredients. So that's my plan for this recipe. I'll let you know how it works out.

Back to the Grind

Hello Delish Makers,

I am so excited to get back to baking and cooking new recipes. I hope you all are as well. I just posted the 3rd baking / cooking rotation list here. I know several of you are pregnant and I can't remember everyone's due date. If you need to change the date when you choose a recipe, please let me know. Also, if you want to sit this one out, just let me know that as well.

Instead of having personal questions associated with this rotation we're going to do something different. When you post a new recipe could you estimate the cost of the dish per serving and include a calorie count per serving. (Thanks for the idea LuAnn) There are some cookbooks that provide this already, which is nice. It doesn't have to be exact science but it would be so helpful for us to have that information as well.

*Update: I am not as organized as I would like to be. There were some errors in the rotation that hopefully have all been corrected. Check out the new list here.