Making Martha’s Cakes – Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Cake #7)

This is a moist, rich and velvety cake, perfect for my friend Juliet’s birthday. I added some candy roses and sprinkles to the top, and some macarons to the sides to push it over the top, as all birthday cakes for people you love should be.

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Making Martha’s Cakes – Two-Colored Squash Loaf Cake (Cake #6)

Now that I’ve made it, I can tell you that even though it’s not going to end up one of my favorites, Michael absolutely adored this cake.  When I asked him to describe his thoughts on the cake with 5 words, here’s where he went:

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta and a Famous Julia Child Flip

Similar to the celebrated Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars, this is a meal that, for my money, didn’t kick it right

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Your Sunday Sinatra – “Autumn in New York”

“Autumn in New York” was composed by Vernon Duke in the early 1930’s for the musical revue Thumbs Up! As a revue, there wasn’t truly a plot that can be recounted, though it includes some songs that you may be able to still readily hum as we sit over eighty years since the revue’s premiere on December 27, 1934. If you’re familiar with “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” or “Merrily We Roll Along,” you have Thumbs Up! to thank.

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