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Birthday Beets Chocolate Cake

July 30, 2015 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes · Comment 

Check out these diabetic recipes images:

Birthday Beets Chocolate Cake
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Image by yummysmellsca
My famously delicious birthday cake is that big purple round thing with the gaudy "20" on it… what can I say, I’m a kid at heart! The purple was my choice too… I joked that I used Barney guts for the frosting (note: no giant purple dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this cake!).

Recipe here: yummysmells.blogspot.com/2007/07/lovers-porkchops-sweet-t…

Crack Pie
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Image by djwtwo
…alternately, “I see a diabetic coma in your near future.”

Last of the Thanksgiving desserts I baked (or, at least the last one I’ll be posting–I also made a batch of these per my wife’s request). This is a recipe I’ve heard so much about I just had to try: the “Crack Pie” from Momofuku Milk Bar. I bought myself the cookbook, but the recipe is easily found online.

This is a variation on a chess pie, a family of pies that includes pecan pie, and a tooth-achingly sweet one at that. It uses a crust of oatmeal cookie crumbs, sugar, and butter, with a filling made of sugar, cream, egg yolk, and butter. It was tasty, gooey, and very, very rich, but being that I prefer less-sweet versions of pecan pie, this wasn’t exactly my, er, sweet spot. (Not that I’d turn away a slice.)

It’s not exactly the most photogenic thing, especially before it’s been cut. I took the remaining portion and shot it, backlit by a window, and with a white bounce card to keep the foreground from being overcome by shadow.

Birthday meal

May 14, 2013 · Posted in Family Meals · Comment 

A few nice family meals images I found:

Birthday meal
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Image by Nathan Wong.
This was the stunningly posh meal that we (my family, girlfriend) had to celebrate my 18th. Wooh!

Thanksgiving Meal 2
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Image by Kevin Shorter
Setting down to eat Thanksgiving meal.

Going for the Naughty Award! Wore this shirt (A GIFT) on Christmas to a family meal with my Catholic stepmom.
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Image by capsun