Almond Pound Cake


Pound cakes are one of my most favorite desserts. I love the spongy texture of the cakes, the flavor either butter, vanilla, or almond, and the slightly thicker crust. Yum. This is a perfect after school snack or morning coffee treat. Verdict: I would make this cake once a week but I don’t because I…

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes


We just got the schedule for back to school. We don’t start until after Labor Day, which is normal here, but the first week back 25% of the students go for half a day each day. So, my son goes one day for half a day. Then the next week they send 25% of the…

Zucchini Bread


I have read this is the year of the zucchini. I guess the weather was perfect for zucchini to thrive and everyone that grew some has a ton. Our CSA farm share has given us 4-5 zucchini and yellow squash each week. Now we know why. Verdict: The nice thing about this bread is that…

6 Desserts for Picnics


Hershey’s Cocoa Chocolate Layer Cake (click for link to recipe) My favorite cake in the world is a Wegman’s Chocolate Cake. Wegman’s is an north east coast grocery chain. They have a chocolate cake that I have buckled in seat belt for a 10 hour drive half way across the country and had flown on…

Tart Cherry Muffins


Are you still baking and cooking at home quite a bit? I still have not gone into a restaurant to eat since March. The restaurants here are at 50% capacity and having outdoor dining when possible but I am just not ready to go out to eat yet. We have been ordering take-out once a…

Hawaiian Luau Sundae


What do you serve for a dessert on a warm night after grilling out? How about Hawaiian Luau Sundae. We wanted a dessert to use up some of the bits and pieces hanging around our house. We had bananas that we made into 2 large banana breads, a whole pineapple that needed to be used,…

Bananas Foster French Toast Cassserole


We just got the announcement that my daughter will be going back to college in the fall. They are doing a hybrid of in person classes, on-line classes and some classes will include both. They are not having any breaks from September 2nd to November 20th when they will break for Thanksgiving. After that students…

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars


My daughter made her first trip away for a few days of crafting with friends. I cannot blame her. She just wants to be out of the house. They have all been trying to do what they can to stay safe and she is EXTRA cautious because she understands what the possibilities are if I…

Buttery Pound Cake


We are in our first week of school being out! Yeah! My son still has some work to finish for his online AP English Composition class and next week he is taking an honors college application writing class but other than that we are done. I say we because he still needs me to keep…

Peach Cobbler ala 1960s & 70s


Day 83 – If you grew up in the 60s or 70s you may have some vague recollection of making all different cobblers with baking mix. I know in my family they were a standard. My mother very rarely made dessert but when she did often it was a cobbler of whatever fruit was in…

Oven S’Mores


Day 76 – Finally the temperatures have turned this week in Michigan. It is still a bit rainy but instead of cold and mud we have lush green trees, green lawns, lots of dandelions and pollen. Everything has that nice pollen yellow sheen over it. So, if you have allergies not a great time but…

Almond Cake


Day 69 – I recently asked for my family to make me an almond cake. They had promised to make me a cake and this is what I really wanted. They did an amazing job! They used this recipe for Almond Cream Cake from Tastes of Lizzie T (click for link to blog post) and…