Category Archives: cakes

Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars

Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars made with a cake mix base

It’s a new week and my calendar is blessedly empty.  I still have regular things like teaching piano lessons, volunteering at my daughter’s school and church activities, but there are no extra appointments, no company coming, nothing!!  I feel so free!  I am sure that by tomorrow the kids will mention a few extra things they need me to do, but for now, in this moment, I have an easy week ahead of me.  So how do I celebrate?  I make easy meals and easy desserts.   These Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars qualify! Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Cake

I have had this recipe  for Apple Cinnamon Cake printed out and ready to be made for years.  I saw this cake with globs of apple pie filling in the middle and it screamed “MAKE ME!!!”  Like many of you, however, I printed the recipe and then it slowly made its way into a pile and then to a shelf and then was forgotten.  Then recently, I made up some apple pie milkshakes (and no, there are no milkshake recipes here, sorry), but I only used about 2 Tbsp of a whole can of apple pie filling.  Suddenly, I remembered this cake.  I dug through a few files, found it, made the cake and then promptly lost the recipe.  Luckily, it was only yesterday and my memory extends that far.

Apple Cinnamon Cake Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: A Taste of Pesach

Cookbook review: A taste of Pesach. A fabulous resourse for delicious gluten free and Passover foodI am excited to review this beautiful new book from the publisher of the Kosher by Design series. A Taste of Pesach: Trusted Favorites, Simple Preparation, Magnificent Results is not only filled with tried and true Passover recipes, it’s 95% gluten free.  So, as a non-Jew-but-gluten-free-eater, I am excited to spread the word about this untapped resource for us. Never let the fact that a book is written for one group of people stop you from exploring the possibilities! Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

The first year I lived in Florida, I was shocked at seeing fresh strawberries in February.  Now, a few years later, I am totally spoiled and look forward to enjoying them while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow.  There is a world famous Florida Strawberry festival held at the end of February/beginning of March.   I really appreciate the amazing growing season in our state.  Eating Fresh From Florida produce is an added bonus to being close to the beach and having mild winters. Continue reading

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache FrostingI am in charge of the program for the teenage girls at my church.  That means that I coordinate lessons on Sunday and help plan activities on one weeknight every week.  It is incredibly rewarding and a nice break from my teenage sons at home.  One week each month, we celebrate birthdays.  I ask the birthday girls what their favorite birthday treat is and then I bring in a cake, brownies or whatever it is that they requested.  Last month, I the answer I got was an overwhelming “Chocolate!  Lots of chocolate!!” Continue reading