August 2016

August on Planet Byn {2016}

August 31, 2016 Monthly Recaps
angelos

August was long, hot and sad over here on Planet Byn. I won’t get into the details, and instead do what I do best, which is talk about the food: My friend Jenn had me over for a pool day at her new house and I brought this S’mores Pie with me. I haven’t made […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Chip Hush Puppies

August 28, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Cinnamon Sugar Hush Puppies

This week for Baked Sunday Mornings, the gang is frying up these Chocolate Chip Hush Puppies. I tested this recipe for Baked Occasions about three years ago, and it was the first (and probably last) time I’ve deep fried anything. Hush Puppies are basically doughnuts or fritters, with some cornmeal added for texture and crunch. […]

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Caramel Banana Cake

August 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
banana-caramel-cake

I feel like a broken record talking about how old my nieces and nephews are getting, but that doesn’t make it any less true! This year my niece Charlotte turned 9, and she chose a Caramel Banana Cake for birthday, which was just an an excellent decision. This is three layers of a hydrated banana cake […]

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Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

August 5, 2016 Frozen
Strawberry Slice

While I may not have figured out my signature summer cocktail just yet, here’s my Summer Sixteen signature dessert. I made this two weeks in a row, and considering I hardly every make the same thing twice, it automatically qualifies. This is what’s happening in this four layer party in a pie plate: Graham cracker […]

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Fresh Strawberry Margarita

August 3, 2016 Cocktails
Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Don’t get excited, this is not my Signature Summer Cocktail. The #1 rule of the SSC, as dictated by my friend Weedy, is that it has to be super simple and quick to mix up. This is definitely not that, but it’s so delicious and vibrant that we have to talk about it anyway. The […]

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Strawberry Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

August 1, 2016 Breakfast
Strawberry Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

When strawberry season rolls around, I’m usually too busy eating them fresh to bake anything. This year I tried out a couple new things though, and liked them enough to post here. First up are these Strawberry Cornmeal Griddle Cakes, which were a lovely long weekend breakfast. I actually had some corncakes for brunch when […]

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