Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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There’s a reason the classics are, well,.. classic. They have stood the test of time and, in many cases, bring with them a sense of nostalgia when we make or eat them. Pineapple upside-down cake was a go-to recipe for my mom and was guaranteed to make an appearance at most family gatherings.  I’ve made […]

Treat of the Week: Harvest Spice Cake

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These days, I continually find myself looking for ways to simplify my life. This week I let go of my old bike. It had 18 gears. I estimate that 16 of those had never been used. I replaced it with a single-speed bike which I have subsequently adorned with wire cargo baskets on the back […]

Treat of the Week: Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

The perfect treat is often just a few ingredients and an hour away. Such is the case with this week’s treat. It is so simple to make and the perfect accompaniment to breakfast or afternoon tea.  Lemon and lavender taste divine together and the sweet, tart icing adds a wonderful finishing touch. The cake is […]

Treat of the Week: The Chocolate Cake

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Many may be considering this weekend their last hurrah before they make their way through lent. Others of you may be getting recommitted to those promises you made yourself at the beginning of the year. Today, we’re here to give you one last shot at decadence before March gets into full swing. The truth is, […]

Treat of the Week: Apple Butter Upside Down Cake

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Some foods just don’t get the attention they deserve. For years, I felt that way about Nutella. Having enjoyed it in Europe as a young man, I sought it out at import shops upon my return to the States. Now there is no need. You can’t stumble, tumble, or surf the web or walk through […]

Treat of the Week: German Chocolate Cake

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There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray. As a boy (and sometimes still as an adult) I always imagined that the party was for me. You see, today is my birthday. Now, I won’t bore you with the usual Christmas birthday grumblings. Instead I’ll just relish in the idea that the “click-clack” […]

Treat of the Week: Coffee and Cream Bundt Cake

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The holiday season has arrived and soon guests will be on your doorstep. Your kitchen will be filled with warm faces, laughter, and conversation. You’ll want to be sure you have some hot coffee or tea and a treat or two to make the moments even better. This Coffee and Cream Bundt Cake is just […]

Treat of the Week: Cassata

My fondest Easter memory occurred many years ago as a student in Italy. It was my good fortune to be invited to a traditional Easter dinner by the proprietor of a local campground. This was a campground unlike any I had experienced in America and at the heart of it was a massive covered patio punctuated on […]