An Artist Has to Eat . . .

I have two friends who write food blogs.  They have interesting posts about food and the BEST recipes!  I just have to share – they are that good!

Vicki's Salmon Roulade

Vicki's Salmon Roulade

At Home With Vicki Bensinger features Vicki’s recipes and fascinating food posts.  Vicki has been teaching culinary classes for over 17 years and I only wish we lived in the same area so that she could come to my home and teach me how to be a gourmet cook!  Vicki was recently the star of two TV segments in St. Louis, demonstrating wonderful spring recipes.  If you live in St. Louis take advantage and look Vicki up!  If not, do the next best thing and check out her blog.

Angela's Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Angela's Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

The other food blog I love is Angela Roberts’s Spinach Tiger.   Angela is also a decorative painter, so she has a real eye for color and texture which she puts to good use when photographing her dishes.  Most of her recipes are deliciously healthy – but sometimes she throws in a recipe that is well worth the calories!  It is very interesting to read about how she comes up with new recipes and also fun to read about her food experiments with her mom, Retro Rose.

So there you go – no more wasting time trying to figure out what to make for dinner.  Vicki and Angela have plenty of great ideas!

bunny-cupcakesJust downloaded the camera and couldn’t resist adding this photo of Easter cupcakes.  My daughter made the adorable bunnies from watching Vicki’s TV segment and I made the coconut cupcakes, from a recipe on Angela’s web site.  There is just something so festive about cupcakes – both were a huge hit!

4 Responses to An Artist Has to Eat . . .

  1. Dee April 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm #

    I love Vicki’s site, she has great information. Lemon Cream Cheese frosting on carrot cake is definitely a twist, I bet that’s yummy!

  2. Maria April 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    I know – Vicki has great and interesting posts – Valentine’s Day foods, peppadews, foods poisonous to dogs. I was so glad to learn what I need to keep away from my pup Perky!

    Cream cheese is tangy to begin with, so lemon seems like a natural to go with it – but the combo never occurred to me until I read Angela’s recipe.

  3. Angela@spinachtiger April 17, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    Maria, I am so glad you made the coconut cupcakes. They are my favorite dessert in the whole wide world. That is how my husband feels about the carrot cake. It sounds like you had an amazing Easter.

  4. Vicki Bensinger April 18, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Darling cupcakes Maria, tell your daughter she did a wonderful job. I hope you enjoyed them.

    Plus Angela’s site is great with lots of delicious looking recipes. I’d never heard of BloggerAid so I’m going to have to check that out.