This post is filled with two things I love: 1. sweets and 2. running. Its all about balance, right?!
First, I recently received the amazing Brown Betty Cookbook (disclaimer: I received this cookbook for free):
Alison Conklin, who photographed our wedding, did the photography for the book and it is just GORGEOUS. Aside from being pretty, the recipes rock too! The authors of the book are Linda Hinton Brown and Norrinda Brown Hayat. This mother/daughter duo opened a bakery in Philadelphia with inspiration from their mother/grandmother, Betty. The bakery is called the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique. The passion for baking was passed down generation to generation and now comes to us in cookbook form. The book contains everything from cakes… to pudding… to cookies. Pure deliciousness. The authors also weave in stories about their childhood and the inspiration for their recipes.
Up first, I tried their chocolate sour cream cake.
I made the cake in mini cupcake form (the same way they do in the boutique). I made some in cupcake wrappers and some naked:
I topped them with a simple peanut butter frosting (excuse the un-pretty job ;)):
These cupcakes are amazing! So light, so tasty. I am usually not a chocolate girl….but these are GOOD! Grab a copy of the cookbook today.
Next up, We did the Komen run this weekend. This is Kay’s second year participating:
Cousin & girlfriend, Aunt & Uncle:
and sister and her family all did the walk.
I ran with Josh:
This was our first time running together! Josh has been battling a nasty case of plantar fasciitis and did an amazing job, pushing his way through the run. Love that guy :).
My Aunt is a survivor and she totally rocks:
What did you do this weekend?