Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

Hello friends! Winter is here and in most places it’s brutal outside.  On these gloomy winters days, the cold turns you to your snuggly blankets and binge-watching Netflix in hopes of Spring. Is it any wonder that I’ve had a craving for chocolate that won’t go away? Just the sound of chocolate is warming. Step out…

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Hello friends, You either love them or you hate them: Grapefruits! I happen to love grapefruits. I usually eat a whole grapefruit just like an orange. I love their sweet, sometimes sour flavor. Each grapefruit bursting with juice makes it an easy flavor choice for my pound cake. This luscious grapefruit poppy seed pound cake…

Orange Olive Oil Cake with Cornmeal

Hello friends! Orange Olive Oil Cake…O.M.D. (Oh My Delicious!) For some time, making an olive oil cake had been on my radar. So, I finally created my Olive Oil Cake with Semolina and Peaches. I loved its rich flavor, moistness, and its simplicity. It was so good that I knew I had to make it again….

Blueberry-White Chocolate Scone Bites

Hello friends! It’s February and the groundhog hath spoken. This omen indicates six more weeks of winter! Great. Hopefully, the groundhog is wrong. Push through your cold February mornings while enjoying my bite-sized Blueberry-White Chocolate Scones.  These quick, easy, light and tender scones have juicy blueberries tucked throughout the moist and tender cakey crumb and…

Caramel Chocolate-Banana Upside Down Cake

  Hello, friends! Chocolate, bananas, and salted caramel take this dessert to a whole new level.  A delicious twist on a classic dessert using bananas instead of pineapples, adding chocolate cocoa, and whole wheat flour for a chocolatey, nutty flavor; this scrumptious caramelized chocolate-banana upside down cake is downright genius. This is a beautiful, moist,…

Pear-Ginger Muffins with Cardamom Streusel

Hello friends! I can give you four reasons why you will want to finish off an entire basket of these muffins: They are yummy! They are buttery! They are warming and sweet! They are surprisingly easy to make! Each tender muffin has a wintery, warming mix of ginger packed in three ways: freshly grated, crystallized,…

Chocolate Almond Apricot Coffee Cake

Hello friends! Ladies and gentlemen, warm up your ovens! This has something to do with chocolate, cinnamon, sugar, fruit, butter, and bread. I knew that would get your attention! I love experimenting with new ways of shaping bread and was very pleased with the results of this particular experiment in shaping.  I also have a love…

Cinnamon Dusted Mini Muffins

Hello friends! Winter is here and that is never easy to say!  Long dark nights, freezing temperatures, and snow!  Welcoming spring is a long way off, but knowing this makes it a little easier to hop into my warm sweaters and cozy PJ’s! During the winter months, nothing beats the smell of cinnamon. I love…

Rainbow Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Happy New Year friends! To celebrate the New Year, I’ve been pondering what to bake, if anything, I should open the New Year with. An old-fashioned, too simple, comforting sugar cookie fits the bill. Indeed, they are crisp, moist, big, and delicious, and aren’t difficult to make! Rolling each cookie in rainbow sprinkles adds a special touch…

Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello friends! If given a choice between a crispy, crunchy cookie and a chewy, soft cookie, I will pick the crispy, crunchy cookie every time! These truly fabulous classic peanut butter cookies bake up chubby, light, crunchy, and crisp with the perfect balance of chocolate chips, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  A recognized old-fashioned cookie, which is adorned…

Happy Holidays!!

Hello friends! Taking a breaking from blogging today.   Relaxing with family, friends and enjoying  great food. Thanks for following me through a wonderful year of baking and sharing my recipes. See ya in the kitchen in the New Year! May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life…

Almond Lace Cookies

Happy Holidays! Celebrate the holiday season with these delicate, crisp, lacy perfections.  Lace Cookies or better known as Florentines are named after the lace-like holes that form as they bake. These cookies are lighter than air, buttery toffee-like, a touch of citrus, and a delicious almond flavor. Wonderful on their own, lace cookies are also…