Peace O Cake

Just a Girl Named Jen Who Loves Baking, Photography, Nature, Knitting, Social Media & a Guy Named Dave. This is where I share my talents & ideas.
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What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.

—Pedro Arrupe

Freeman Park Pier at Sunrise
Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Freeman Park Pier at Sunrise

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

—George Bernard Shaw

Iced & Decorated Sour Cream Sugar Cookies—Time consuming but so pretty!

Iced & Decorated Sour Cream Sugar Cookies—Time consuming but so pretty!

Italian Wedding Soup (w/turkey meatballs instead of pork) recipe courtesy of my Food Network Magazine.  And it was sooooo good  : )

Italian Wedding Soup (w/turkey meatballs instead of pork) recipe courtesy of my Food Network Magazine.  And it was sooooo good  : )

gossipchef:

 
Potato Skins


Ingredients

3 organic russet baking potatoes, scrubbed
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil plus more for rubbing on potatoes
1 pint (12 ounces) grape tomatoes, halved
 fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large yellow onions (about one pound), thinly sliced
1 5-ounce container baby spinach
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (about 2 ounces)



Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Rub potatoes lightly with olive oil and arrange on a sheet pan. Roast potatoes in lower thirds of oven until skins are crisp and potatoes are very tender, about 1 hour. Arrange tomatoes in one layer and drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in upper thirds of oven with potatoes, shaking pan occasionally, until slightly blackened and wilted, about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat and cook onions, stirring occasionally, until very golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Reserve skillet and transfer onions to a bowl. Wilt spinach with garlic over moderate heat, stirring constantly, about 1 1/2 minutes until just tender.
Halve cooled roasted potatoes lengthwise and scoop them out, leaving 1/4–inch shell and reserving potato pulp (about 1 3/4 cups) for another use. Top potatoes evenly with onions, spinach, tomatoes and cheese. Roast in lower thirds of oven, until bottoms are crisp, filling is hot and cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

gossipchef:

Potato Skins

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Rub potatoes lightly with olive oil and arrange on a sheet pan. Roast potatoes in lower thirds of oven until skins are crisp and potatoes are very tender, about 1 hour. Arrange tomatoes in one layer and drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in upper thirds of oven with potatoes, shaking pan occasionally, until slightly blackened and wilted, about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat and cook onions, stirring occasionally, until very golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Reserve skillet and transfer onions to a bowl. Wilt spinach with garlic over moderate heat, stirring constantly, about 1 1/2 minutes until just tender.
  • Halve cooled roasted potatoes lengthwise and scoop them out, leaving 1/4–inch shell and reserving potato pulp (about 1 3/4 cups) for another use. Top potatoes evenly with onions, spinach, tomatoes and cheese. Roast in lower thirds of oven, until bottoms are crisp, filling is hot and cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.
This is definitely the prettiest cookie in my shop, so far.  Naturally Gluten-Free Macaroons.  #Nomnomnom

This is definitely the prettiest cookie in my shop, so far.  Naturally Gluten-Free Macaroons.  #Nomnomnom

I have never been twitterpated by a cookie dough…until now.  With highlights of fresh lemon zest and cardamom: this dough is what I think sunshine would taste like. 
: )  I can’t wait to show you the finished product!

I have never been twitterpated by a cookie dough…until now.  With highlights of fresh lemon zest and cardamom: this dough is what I think sunshine would taste like. 

: )  I can’t wait to show you the finished product!