Birthday Cakes!

I love baking cakes for my family’s birthdays! I’m starting this particular blog post with my son’s birthday cake: SAMOAS CAKE! Obviously he loves Girl Scout Samoas Cookies, so I set out to find a cake to duplicate that ooey gooey coconut chocolate...

Spanish Bean Soup

(Adapted from The Columbia Restaurant) I grew up vacationing in Longboat Key with my family, and every summer we’d trek to Sarasota for a meal at the famous Columbia Restaurant. I’d get a cup of their incredible Spanish Bean soup and half of a Cuban...