Cake 'n' Knife

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Strawberry Balsamic Semifreddo

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Sweet, light, and refreshing – those are the words that pop into my head when I take a bite of this ever-so simple strawberry semifreddo. But then! As soon as you get to a surprise bite of strawberry jam and balsamic vinegar, a whole new set of words come to mind like tangy, smooth, and surprising.  (more…)

Wednesday Slice


1. New running shoes means I am really dedicated to running. More than I ever thought I would be. All of a sudden I am falling back in love with it after a three or four month long break. I just need to shave two minutes off my running time to hit my goal! I am just in awe that I went from a 16+ minute mile (ugh, that is bad right?) to a less than 10 minute mile. Yay for summer!

2. Yea, this is my life every summer.

3. Song of the Week is Bulletproot vs. Release Me from Pitch Perfect. I am SO ready for the sequel – COME ON ALREADY!

4. Such a great reminder of how you can take care of yourself this summer. I especially need to remember #2 and #7.

5. This roasted pork is just too gorgeous.

6. Spicy cocktail? Sign me up!

7. I started blogging over at Pig of the Month a little while ago and OMG you need to see their stuff. Not only should you stop by the blog to check out some of my contributions (Strawberry Mojito and BBQ Pork Wontons being a couple of my personal favs), you should also take a look at their products. I can honestly say, their food is some of the best barbecue I’ve had. I feel so lucky to be working with them! SO good. Trust me. Just try it.


Wednesday Slice


1. Just LOOK AT THAT FACE! Gah, I love that pup.

2. This past week has been a slew of kitchen accidents including spilling zabaglione all over my freezer and pants. Also that time my dog devoured half a pound of sirloin steak before I could get to her. *face palm*

3. All these kitchen messes were immediately followed by an epic day of writer’s block. I have no idea what is happening. Apparently the holiday weekend completely drained all cooking and creative abilities in my brain.

4. Best dads ever.

5. Song of the week is Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. It’s summer and it’s hot and listening to this song instantly calms me. It’s my zen place. :)

6. HBO is really making it difficult for me to continue to embrace summer when they start showing holiday movies in the beginning of July. The Best Man Holiday was on over the weekend so of course I had to watch it. And of course I am now thinking about Christmas in July… *sigh*