Pink Prosecco Soup

“DO YOU HAVE A KINDER, MORE ADAPTABLE FRIEND IN THE FOOD WORLD THAN SOUP?”  Judith Martin (Miss Manners)

Pink Prosecco Soup | From My Sweet Heart

Well today is the culmination of a week long celebration of SOUP!  Fourteen amazing women have come together, again with a theme.  This month, we are sharing our best and favorite recipes for soup!  And Miss Manners, could not have posed a better question.  Soup is one of the most adaptable foods I can think of.  Each recipe you will find here today is fabulous as is.  But like all soup, you can change it up depending on the season, your personal tastes, or what you have available in your cupboards.  I helped to wrap up the week with, what else?  This luscious dessert soupStrawberries lend the sweetness. While yogurt makes it creamyProsecco gives it a fizzy tang.  And top it off with a little cracked, black pepper for a hint of heat and spice.  Ready for more??? [Read more...]

Banana Cake with Coffee Walnut Buttercream

“THINK ONLY OF THE PAST AS ITS REMEMBRANCE GIVES YOU PLEASURE .”  Jane Austen

Banana Cake with Coffee Walnut Buttercream | From My Sweet Heart

Have you ever felt that you were born in the wrong era?  I think about all of the kitchen appliances that I have that are meant to make my life so easy.  Yet, I am fascinated by vintage baking and vintage bake ware.  I find myself collecting as much as I can.  And I even enjoy looking at old recipes.  So I am thrilled that The Cake Slice Bakers are baking from Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson.  This book is full of recipes from the 1920′s that the author has “revived and updated.”

This month, the votes were so close, that we were allowed to choose between two recipes from the book.  But the combination of flavors for this particular cake had me quite intrigued.  Bananas and coffee?  Together?  There’s more?  Ok.  I’ll bite….. [Read more...]

Waiting to Be Shortbread

Waiting to Be Shortbread | From My Sweet Heart

Chocolate Coconut Pie

IT ISN’T THE FLAVOR OF COCONUT THAT TROUBLES ME, BUT THE TEXTURE.  I FEEL AS IF I’M CHEWING ON A SWEETENED CUTICLE.”  Steve Almond

Chocolate Coconut Pie | From My Sweet Heart

This quote really puts a grin on my face because I know that coconut is one of those flavors that people either love or hate.  For me, I LOVE coconut!  And so I was really happy to learn that it was the featured ingredient at The Chocolate Party!  A huge thanks to Roxana, from Roxana’s Home Baking, for organizing this group of wonderful cooks and bakers who are happy to pair a special ingredient with chocolate once a month.  The thing I love most about coconut is . . . . . [Read more...]