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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Friday, October 22, 2010

Birthday dinner and Birthday CAKE!

I just wanted to share with you all the amazing meal and cake that I made for my future husband's (I hate the word fiance) birthday.  I spent a long time slaving over the cake so luckily it was AMAZING!  I highly recommend you try this, however be careful you may be inclined to eat the whole thing in one sitting!  For the meal I roasted potatoes and shallots in the oven and made some lemon/thyme green beans.  The meat was an amazingly tender filet mignon from the Omaha steaks package we got from Logan's mom for his bday!  I made a red wine sauce that I could probably put on any slab of meat!  Ok onto the photos!

While I'm blogging this its taking every ounce of will power that I have to not go and get a fork and dive into this cake!!!

This doesn't count towards the challenge, but who cares, it was amazing!


  1. Cake was delicious! I give it 5 stars... Derek gives it 5 coconuts. Thanks for saving us a piece. :) Can't wait for you to post the banana pancake recipe....

  2. No fair bragging about the amazing cake without posting a recipe. You're killing me here!!!!!

  3. Sorry KIM! Here is the recipe that I was not in the books...


    And Theresa, the pancakes weren't from the cookbooks so I won't be posting them, BUT I could email you the recipe!

  4. Yum! Looking forward to it. Now I just have to come up with a good excuse for making the cake! birthdays coming up :(

    Thanks Paige

  5. Paige - question for you about the cake. You mentioned in your blog that worked hard on the cake - was it really a tricky recipe to work with? It seems pretty basic at first glance but if you slaved over it I'm wondering if you have any tips??