Brown Butter Cake with Dulce de Leche, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Figs

In the past I have been forbidden from baking my own Birthday cakes, something about not laboring on your special day and letting others do all the work in preparation for your birthday celebration.  Generally I would agree with the sentiment. It’s the one day out of the year where you should automatically get a…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs

One of my friends, that I happen to be visiting with recently, is on a very restricted diet which excludes all dairy, eggs, gluten, night-shades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers…), sugar, grains, seeds, and nuts.  Honestly, I’m not sure how one functions, or even exists, on such a diet, but she insists that it’s a viable medical…