Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

This cake is autumn on a plate. I actually pieced the recipe together from a couple of different recipes based upon an idea I had. The cake I liked is an Applesauce Cake recipe that appealed to me both because it had applesauce and buttermilk, two components that are...
How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

Are you looking for an easy way to make a box cake mix taste like a bakery quality cake? Adding pudding to cake mix makes the cake more moist, dense, and flavorful. It is perfect if you want a nice quality cake, but lack a lot of time or experience. First, let me say...
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t tell you how important a good cookie recipe is to me. It’s like my version of the “Little Black Dress.” And I think the most illusive of those recipes is a good chocolate chip cookie. Naturally, there are about a dozen things that can...
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies, the quintessential staple of the school bake sale fundraiser. They are cheap to make and easy enough to enlist the help of the kids. When making these cookies, I realized it’s probably been years since I’ve made or even eaten them. I...
Plätzchen Recipe (German Christmas Cookies)

Plätzchen Recipe (German Christmas Cookies)

Plätzchen is a type of German Christmas cookie that is popular world wide in the winter time. The shortbread cookie gets its warm, comforting flavor from the ground cardamom that is its hallmark. The dough is very crumbly and must be refrigerated like an icebox cookie...
Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver (pronounced EB-el-sku-wyr) are a Danish dessert often served during Advent with glögg (Danish mulled wine).  It’s like a really fluffy ball shaped pancake.  The word æbleskiver means “apple slice” in Danish....
Peach Cobbler a la Mode

Peach Cobbler a la Mode

It is peach season and around here that means peach cobbler.  I love how simple it is.  I used fresh Georgia peaches and enhanced the flavor with cloves and cinnamon.  The topping is a simple oatmeal crisp crumble.  You can double the topping...
Caramelized Pineapple with Rum

Caramelized Pineapple with Rum

I recently made Smoked Pork Ribs with Pineapple Glaze. The original recipe called for a 20 oz can of sliced pineapple, when all I really needed was the juice. Well, when life gives you extra pineapple, caramelize it. This is a delicious treat served alone or over ice...

Berries N’ Banana Cream

This recipe comes from the So Easy Toddler Cookbook from Fresh Baby.  It’s blueberry season here in Florida, so I’m looking for new blueberry recipes.  This sounded really interesting because the base of the cream is actually ricotta cheese....
Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Spice Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Spice Cake Recipe

Last week I reviewed The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread by Laurie Sadowski. This cake is a very delicious recipe from that book.   I’ve made it recently for my weekly Bible study. We were having a birthday celebration and I wanted my gluten-free friends to have a...