Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I think banana cake should be moist and fluffy, and this little number does just that.  Buttermilk is the key to this moist masterpiece.  But if you don’t have buttermilk, no worries, I often do a substitution of lemon juice and milk. (see notes in recipe).   I recently took this cake to a picnic and … [Read more…]

Creamy Hot Cocoa

We’re getting the one-two-punch of winter on the east coast: the cold, freezing temps and then the snow. When life gives you snow, stay in, bundle up and enjoy this deliciously rich and creamy stove-top cocoa. It makes winter sooo much more bearable!  You know how some things take you right back to the good … [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Pie

My husband’s grandmother had a knack for making the best, out-of-this world pies. Elaborate pie crimping was her forté. They were picture-perfect, never burnt, no cracks, never a soggy bottom, just so beautiful you were almost afraid to sink your teeth into them.  However, before we were married, that wonderful husband-to-be of mine told his … [Read more…]

Pear Rum Dum Cake

I’m all about old-school and being nostalgic…like say for instance, rum cake. Rum cake is a dessert classic, one of those blasts from the past kind of things? Your grandma probably made rum cake, didn’t she? You remember, it was a divine, scrumptious Sunday dessert. Well, I’m here to tell ya why we must bring … [Read more…]