Spiced Zucchini Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Zucchini Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | The Suburban Soapbox

Bring on fall with a mouth-watering Spice Cake healthed up a little bit with tons of zucchini.  An extremely moist cake topped with creamy frosting that's good enough to eat out of a bowl.  Fall is almost here and this is the way to celebrate.    My cat ran away from home on Saturday.  That's a problem that I always underestimated.  Whenever I saw that someone had lost their pet I thought, "Oh...how sad."  I would keep my eyes peeled for said pet but never knew the torment that came with … [Read more...]

Homemade Cherry Pie

Homemade Cherry Pie | The Suburban Soapbox

Real Cherry Pie....made with fresh cherries, not from a can.  This pie is as American as pies get and the flaky crust is super easy....almost fool-proof!  So.....I did it.  I made a double crust pie.  My first ever on the blog.  It looks beautiful....with all it's flaws and shrunken crust.  I have never been so proud of a pie.  Ever. It wasn't without it's challenges.  Challenge #1, that crust.  It still shrunk up a bit and I have trouble with getting everything centered and … [Read more...]

Cherry Almond Clafoutis

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A super easy skillet cake filled with cherries and a hint of almond. The simple, blender batter bakes into a creamy, custardy dessert that you will make again and again. I bought a million and one cherries. To bake a pie. If you recall, you know how I feel about making pies. The crust. It scares me to the bone. It's always a nightmare to work with and I always either a) take the easy way out and make a crostata, galette or fruit crisp or b) eat all the fruit and pretend that's the way I … [Read more...]

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

This sweet-tart Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream will be the showstopper at your next barbecue or picnic. Basically, a freeform pie….it’s so easy to make you will never want to painstakingly crimp pie crust again.   I struggle with crimping….anything. Pie crusts, hand pies, dumplings….it’s just not a skill I’ve ever improved on in my lifetime. I try over and over again but I run into the same problems every single time. Shrinking pie crusts that barely cover … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Macadamia Banana Bread

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Classic Banana Bread is studded with sweet white chocolate chips and buttery, salted macadamia nuts to create this tropical masterpiece.  Reminiscent of my favorite cookie (White Chocolate Macadamia) but a lot healthier and absolutely acceptable for breakfast! You know those dreams that you have where you wake up horrified and panicked?  The dreams that seem so real you wake up in a fuzz not sure if you're waking is still part of the dream or if it's really over.  Not quite a nightmare … [Read more...]

Ad Hoc’s Brownies

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This is the brownie recipe you've been searching for your entire life.  Rich, moist, chocolate brownies from Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant.  You will want to eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.  Serve them with a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and make new friends! Everyone has a go-to brownie recipe.  Some of you go-to a box....some of you have a family recipe....I always used a recipe given to me by a high school friend.  It was fool proof...sometimes...when I didn't … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Coffee Cake and a Food Blogger Cookbook Swap

Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Coffee Cake | The Suburban Soapbox

Adapted from the original Buttercup Bakery Coffee Cake, this recipe is lighter, sweeter and a little nutty.  The perfect coffee cake for any brunch or breakfast spread. When I started blogging over two years ago, I had no idea the number of food bloggers that were out there.  To be honest, I never really looked at a food blog.  Don't think I thought I had the food blog world corner when I started....I figured there were probably a dozen or so people posting their recipes on the web.  What … [Read more...]

Brioche Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

Brioche Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding | The Suburban Soapbox

A rich, creamy bread pudding made with brioche and dotted with semi-sweet chocolate chunks.  One bite and you will agree this is the best Brioche Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding.....EVER. I used to get take out bread pudding from a local specialty market.  My husband and I would go there to get a  buffet of take out food for the weekend and we always made a point of grabbing some individual desserts.  I always ordered the bread pudding which came with a caramel sauce on the side.  He used … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut Apricot Pecan Granola

Toasted Coconut Apricot Pecan Granola | The Suburban Soapbox

This recipe is so easy....you may never buy the pre-made stuff again.  Full of toasted oats and coconut, this Toasted Coconut Apricot Granola may be the best yogurt topper you ever had.  We are oatmeal lover's here at The Suburban Soapbox.  We probably go through several pounds of it a week.  Steel cut oats are our top choice but rolled oats and even instant oats (gasp!) come in a close second.  Yes, I'm aware the instant oats have tons of sugar if they're flavored but you can't beat the … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Coconut Banana Hazelnut Muffins

Gluten-Free Coconut Banana Hazelnut Muffins

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  Are you as sick of eating as I am?  I don't think I can ever eat another cookie again.  At least not for a few weeks. I've been thinking about the new year and I'm not a resolution person.  I like little goals that I set throughout the year, the short-term works much better for me.  An example....I'm going to try to eat more healthily.  I'm not dieting....just making a few changes so that my body is not trying to run on refined sugar and meat.  No fruits or … [Read more...]