That’s My Jam Thursday and Peach Plum Cake for a @kimchi_mom Guest Post

Peach Plum Cake |
I listen to three different morning shows on the radio as I drive to work every day. One station has a dj spinning every Friday from 8-9 am and I love it because it totally pumps me up for the day. He usually plays old school jams (awesome) and one day, a caller requested Snap’s Rhythm Is A Dancer. One of the show’s hosts, who is in his early 20s, had never heard of the song before. I just about drove my car into a pole when I heard that shocking news.

I must be really fucking old if a song that was insanely popular when I was a kid isn’t even on this guy’s radar.

90s dance music remains amazing. And hearing this song brings me back to when I was twelve, finishing grade seven and entering high school, simultaneously excited and scared of starting something new.

This song is also the perfect ode for my friend, Amy, of Kimchi Mom, for whom I’m guest posting today. This lady is kick ass. I met her years ago through our Sunday Supper group and it’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know her through her blog and on social media. Everything she makes is delicious (like her spam ramen burger, my fave), most of what she cooks has a Korean twist as an homage to her heritage, and she’s hilarious. And incredibly limber. I know this because I finally got to meet her in person last month at the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida, and Ames knows how to throw down.
Peach plum cake |
Click here to read my love letter to the fabulous Amy and check out my recipe for this delectable peach ‘n plum cake.

39 thoughts on “That’s My Jam Thursday and Peach Plum Cake for a @kimchi_mom Guest Post

  1. Now see, a 90s music kid I never was but a 90s movie fan? HELL YEAH, bring on Mary Kate and Ashley – also you are not old. You are FAR from old πŸ˜€
    Take it from me πŸ™‚
    Love your peach plum cake, time for me to go salivate!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. I am seriously older than you but I remember dancing my ass off to this song in dance clubs all over Denver! πŸ™‚ BTW, that cake looks awesome and my daughter would love it since there isn’t any frosting!

    • Kelli, I bet you can still shake it to this day! If we ever meet up (and it would be so awesome if we did) we’re going to have a dance party and eat lots of unfrosted cake!

  3. I was in college in the 90’s and this song was anthem in every college party and club I went to! Of course, as much partying I could do as a studious college student….ahem.

    And it’s such a privilege to have you as a guest on kimchi MOM! Thanks for sharing such an awesome cake Nance! I love the spices in this cake!

  4. I have heard that song in the past but didn’t recognize it by name. I even had to google it to figure out where I was in my music-listening youth to guestimate what I would have been listening to. My answer? Hair bands and classic rock from the 1970s. I’m heading over now to check out the peach plum cake at Amy’s…

  5. OMG! I am totally with you on the awesomeness of Snap!, and of 90s dance music in general. It came out just as I was starting Grade 9, and it was on heavy rotation during the morning “radio” show on the school PA system (along with “What Is Love” and “Everybody Dance Now”). They just don’t make cheesy dance music like they used to, huh? πŸ™‚
    PS: This cake? Also awesome. I may stop gobbling down peaches long enough to bake one up… though that might be tough, considering how gosh-darned amazing the peaches are this year.

    • Ok, it’s decided, Isabelle. 90s dance party in your room at FBC! I was just grooving to What Is Love the other day and trying to do that Will Ferrell/Chris Kattan head bopping thing (I pulled a muscle in my neck but whatevs).

  6. HA! I don’t actually recognize that song by name but when I clicked over, it was definitely some old school 90’s jamming. I love your music dedications! So totally you. And that moist crumb…I really can’t wait to meet Amy–if you say she’s kick-ass, I am SURE she is!!!

    • You’d love Amy, Ala. You know what good taste I have πŸ˜‰ It seriously amazes me that all the stuff I used to love is now considered “old school”. It really freaks me out!

  7. Nancy, can I seriously confess my love to you now?!! I, literally, no stinkin lie, got my butt up off my chair right now (3:00 am mind you) and started dancing and it is still playing as I type this. Rhythm is a Dancer was seriously one of my alltime favorite songs…so catchy, such an amazing song and music and beat and I used to LIVE in the clubs and loved to dance to this song. I am grinning big right now. Omg, I wish I could just go back in time just for a few hours. Thank you seriously for playing this! Oh and you are killing me with all these beautiful cakes! You are the cake master!

    • Brandi, this comment totally made my morning. I read it first thing when I woke up today. What the heck were you doing awake at 3am?! Whatever the reason, I’m glad I was able to make you dance. I wish I could go back in time too but only to relive the fun parts πŸ˜‰

  8. Do you remember the song “Spin Spin Sugar” by The Sneaker Pimps??!! Omg. I used to request that song from every DJ in town and would be so drunk off my tail dancing the night away to that song…it made me SO HAPPY, hahahaha!! Dang I feel so old now.

    • Lol, thanks Ambar. If it’s cursing you want, there’s plenty of it here on my blog! I don’t believe in self-censorship (although I probably should…oh well!). Glad you dropped by πŸ™‚

  9. I went to high school in the 80’s. Oddly enough, my students seem to know that music better than that of the 90’s. I’m assuming that’s because the 80’s were the best decade ever.

    • The 80s most definitely were! One, I was born in 1980 so that automatically makes it awesome πŸ˜‰ Plus, I still listen to all of the 80s jams and it’s waaaaaaay better than most of the drivel on the radio. There’s plenty more gems from that decade that will be making an appearance here.

  10. I didn’t know the song by name and was scared to yell you but when I clicked over I totally recognized it!!! Love this cake. You are killing me this week with the juicy fruits and moist cakes.

    • Lol, I never want to instill fear in my readers! It would’ve been totally cool if you didn’t know the song (but I’m seriously relieved that you do πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the juicy fruit/cake love, Zainab!

  11. I’VE GOT THE POWER!! rhythm is a DANCER. i can visualize myself doing step ball change to that right NOW. yes, yes! totally drive-into-a-pole-worthy shock. Silly young DJ. that peach plum cake looks perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, LIFE. amy sounds really cool and i’m going to check it out now! xo

  12. I’m sad to hear that he didn’t know THAT song. Whoa, that song brings back some memories:))) And I’m also sad to say that I didn’t see how limber Amy was at the conf…where in the world was I when that happened? But I did giggle at the photos. What a joy see Amy again and finally meet you! Gorgeous cake for Amy, Nancy!!

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