Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Duff Zebra Cake

I know that lately, I'm all

...but what can I say

it's very inspiring

which led me to my
latest test kitchen adventure

I've seen several pictures of zebra cakes
so when I was at Target last week
I saw this from Duff

I knew it was meant for me to make a zebra cake - STAT! 

Then I thought, " Hmm.. how do I make mine
stand out
amongst the others on Pinterest?"

Then it came to me...
Of course, PINK
instead of white
 is afterall
my FAVORITE color

At first, I wasn't quite sure what I was doing.
Basically, you have your pink cake
your chocolate cake

Using a 1/4 measuring cup,
start in the middle of a greased 9 in pan
(I used 2 - 9 in pans)
alternate between pink and chocolate
Pouring in in the middle everytime
I was too cautious at first,
and towards the end I realized
that I needed to fill the
measuring cup pretty full

Anyway, it still looks cool..
very zebra-ish

I made a traditional buttercream frosting

This pink frosting is very 1980's

I think I might try it again with chocolate frosting
for a more toned down version

..but c'mon
this is pretty fun and amazing

Stay tuned ...

there will definitely be more
zebra cake test kitchen activities

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

is located
in the Bishop Arts District
of Oak Cliff

They let you tasted anything with a tag
which is just about everything

Here's what I bought:

Blue Cheese Sea Salt Fudge

so, so yummy!
I shared this with my friends and a lovely Cabernet Franc

Use this in a chocolate martini
over ice cream or hot brownie
or even coffee

They have also 2 other potions

featuring 100 anos tequila


featuring Breckenridge Bourbon

I cannot wait to try this, too

Smoke Restaurant - Dallas

This weekend's adventure was in Oak Cliff
We started with breakfast

Hungry Bear Smoked Ham Steak
& Farm Egg Fritter
with Sweet Corn Griddle Cake
Dublin Dr Pepper Red Eye Gravy
 Omelet with BBQ Brisket & Cheddar Cheese
Served with a side of Cheese Grits - Hominy Casserole

is located at
901 Ft Worth Ave
next to the

Caprese Portobello Mushroom

Just Add Mushrooms Caprese Mushroom I adapted it from a couple recipes.  You can use whatever mozzarella cheese you have on han...