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Christmas Tree Cake

Happy Holidays foodies! I’m back this week with a cute idea, which I can’t imagine is original but I swear I haven’t actually searched Pinterest for it. Actually, I feel maybe Pinterest will put these to shame a bit in the pretty department, but I love they way they turned out nonetheless. Continue reading


Sonic Drive-in Disappointment

It is said that if you expect too much, you are likely to be disappointed and my experience with Sonic’s Brownie Molten Cake Sundae did just that. Continue reading

my March Madness

March is a very eventful month for me. Both my parents (18th, 21st) and my grandmother (24th) have March birthdays. And now, I also have my daughter’s birthday to celebrate (on the 19th).

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the first Thanksgiving in years that I do not make a turkey. Okay, that isn’t true. I didn’t last year either – but that was ONLY because I was away for military training and that shouldn’t count. It didn’t feel like Thanksgiving happened at all for me in 2011.
Don’t get me wrong, we were taken out to a great restaurant and shared a meal with our shipmates. The food was great and I even took pictures of it (maybe I can dig those up and update this post another time). It still isn’t the same when your family is two thousand miles away (1,949 to be exact).

This year I’m thankful for a lot of things. God has blessed me with a supportive family that enjoys watching me grow as a woman, a mother, and now a wife. I’m also thankful that I could start a new tradition – Thanksgiving Brunch. I love making food for the holidays and brunch is a new meal I never took on with guests.

I am posting links to the recipes that I used for the meal today (see related links below).

The full spread:

The Raspberry Lemon Scones:


Related links:
Recipe (very traditional) for Quecitos (think cheese danish with a Puerto Rican twist)
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (from Sparkpeople.com)
Raspberry Lemon Scones (I would suggest adding more sugar than recipe calls for if you like your scones sweeter OR but sugar on top before baking so it’ll caramelize on them)
Egg Muffin cups (I only used egg and cheese in mine, but this was my inspiration)
Creamy Fruit Salad  (not pictured above)
Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes (and other ideas)

I hope you enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving.

Zulaika H.

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Happy Independence Day!I love the holidays. It doesn’t really matter what it is – a reason to celebrate, bake and make crafts with Jazlynn is so fun! It’s great to spend the day away from work and celebrating our nation’s birthday.

I’ve always been patriotic and thankful for all the blessings we have as Americans. Now, that I am a Sailor in the United States Navy, the feeling has transformed into a stronger bond with a country that I’m really proud to be a part of. Of course, it is not perfect – but nothing ever is. The point is that there is so much opportunity to make a difference because you have the freedom to do it.

*End of Patriotic rant*

For the holiday I baked a bizcocho from scratch – Puerto Rican style and it came out sooo good. I can’t wait to make a cake like this again. The link to the recipe is at the end of this post.

My daughter, Jazlynn, and I also made and decorated cupcakes last night. We had so much fun 🙂

We mixed in food coloring to regular frosting for the red and blue. I made most of the flags and Jazlynn helped make the “firework” designs.

We then took a walk and gave away cupcakes to our neighbors. Using food is always a good way to meet new people – everyone eats!


Later, we went to my in-laws’ home and my mom and grandmother also came over for the BBQ. We had a great time and I can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Related links:
Cake recipe, Puerto Rican (Puertorriqueño), in Spanish from a fellow Blogger.

God bless America!

Zulaika H.

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This year for Father’s Day I baked a simple cake to share with the family. It had two layers, was covered with cream cheese frosting and banana slices (the middle also had bananas). I personally love to use fruit to sweeten cakes – my favorite to use are strawberries (see an older post with an example of this).

Here’s a picture of the cake:

I hope you and your family have a great Father’s Day!

Zulaika H.

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