German Chocolate Cake

Scott and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary last week. With shelter in place in order, we had a very nice dinner at home. Scott made dinner and I made a cake we both enjoy, German Chocolate Cake. With a banana cake success under my belt from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, I decided to try... Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese Mousse

Scott and I had a family friend over for dinner last night and I wanted to make something fairly easy and light. Joan Dalburg's Cream Cheese Mousse came to mind. Served with raspberries this makes a lovely dessert. The recipe suggests serving the mousse in stemmed glasses. For our more casual dinner, juice glasses worked... Continue Reading →

Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler

Thanks to the New York Times for publishing this recipe. I had been eyeing it for some time and was happy to have an occasion to make it. We had our homestay student, Qianying, over for dinner and I made this blueberry cobbler for dessert. It is easy to make and it doesn't use much... Continue Reading →

Yogurt Mousse

There are family friends in the Vancouver area Scott and I always love to see when we are in British Columbia. The history with some of the friendships is rich and they are like family. Anne and David O'Brien are some of those friends we try to make sure and visit when we are in... Continue Reading →

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

We celebrated Scott's birthday the other night and this was the cake he requested.  Since deciding on this cake, and as I've mentioned it to others, I've learned it has a following.  People know about the Beatty Cake - it's that great.  The hot coffee in the batter and coffee powder in the frosting enhance... Continue Reading →

Apple Crisp

Apples are in season and it's the perfect time of year to make an apple crisp.  Scott enjoys a good crisp and I do too.  Ina Garten's Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp is one I've made in years past and it's worth repeating.  It's good!  I love the citrus in this crisp and the oatmeal is a... Continue Reading →

Coconut Cream Pie

When a dear friend, Darlene, said she loved Coconut Cream Pie, I thought I'd love to try and make one.  She's trying to put on some weight and I was happy to help!  After researching Coconut Cream Pie, I found a recipe that used to be served in Bullock's Wilshire down in Los Angeles.  After... Continue Reading →

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Spring is in the air and the perfect time to get strawberries and rhubarb together.  This combination goes well together and has been enjoyed in homes for years, no decades.  🙂   This Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake caught my eye in the New York Times and thought I'd give it a try.  So glad I did... Continue Reading →

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