Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

  I first made today’s recipe a few years ago for a woman’s event at church.  We made about 200 of these little pretties. I had actually almost forgotten about them until I decided to clean out my massive recipe collection (pile) last week and I found it.  I knew immediately that they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  I also decided to make them for my YHM101 Class I held this week at my home.  The women loved them and I promised the recipe! The recipes uses a cake [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Meringue Torte

Chocolate Mousse Meringue Dessert

This Chocolate Meringue Torte is light and lovely!Welcome to Sweet Week here on the blog! In preparation for Valentine’s Day I am going to be sharing some recipes that would be perfect for your sweetie! Of course they will all involve sugar and many of them will also have chocolate!  So get that sweet tooth ready for a sweet week! Don’t be afraid of today’s recipe.  It involves meringue.  I know meringue scares a lot of people away but if I can make a good meringue here in damp Oregon [Continue Reading…]

Pavlova with Whip Cream, Strawberries and Lemon Curd


This weekend we made our first trip of the season to the farmer’s market in Beaverton.  It was a lovely Saturday morning – warm and sunny! We brought home some of these beauties!! As soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I was going to do with – make pavlova – a meringue based dessert with strawberries and whip cream.  It is definitely one of our family’s favorite desserts. Pavlova is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova and was created in her honor as she toured through [Continue Reading…]