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Cake a l’Orange

Looks are ofttimes deceiving… Take that gorgeous slice of cake right there. One could look at...

Christmas Jello Cake

  I can’t believe I bought Cool Whip! I don’t think I ever have. I’m not even...

Apple Cake

Ann and Julie left us with a bag of New York State apples when they were here Sunday… What a ...

Fun Food with Old Friends

We had dear friends stop by for an all-too-brief overnight visit. The fun thing about overnight vis...

Bahamian Rum Cake

Mom would have loved this cake! While I was putting it together, I kept thinking of her making cakes...

Dinner with Old Friends

It is so much fun seeing old friends. Susan and I first met in 1989 when we worked together at San ...

Lemon Polenta Cake

It’s been about 3 1/2 years since we last made Nigella’s Lemon Polenta Cake and today s...

Nectarine Squares

This is a bit of a no-brainer bar cookie that really works well with thin slices of fresh fruit. I&...

Birthdays and Mother’s Day

Today was Victor’s Mom’s Birthday. I remember the Mom’ Birthday/Mother’s Da...

In Your Easter Bonnet

Growing up in a large family had its advantages around the holidays. We never did things small. We ...

Coca-Cola Cake FAIL

  I just threw out a cake. A homemade cake. That I made. I have to admit that I have not throw...

Pistachio Ricotta Tart

  It’s always fun when Victor disappears into the kitchen. I know I’m in for a tre...

Brownies

    Sometimes I want dessert but really don’t feel like spending six hours in the ki...

Miracle Canned Caramel

  I have baked and cooked for more years that I care to admit to. I have learned a bazillion t...