Christmas Sticky Toffee Pudding

December 20, 2012 Cakes and Pies

  I’ve always wanted to make sticky toffee pudding. It’s one of those classic English desserts that sounds rich and exotic and you’re not quite sure what to expect. The term “pudding” leaves you wondering if you need a spoon to eat it. But then “toffee” has you thinking it it might be crunchy and [...]

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

October 31, 2012 Cakes and Pies

I’ve been baking and baking over here, looking for the perfect pumpkin bread recipe. After several attempts with no success, I made one last ditch effort before throwing in the towel (or throwing a pathetic, whiny fit).  This time, I modified a bread recipe to make a cake and added icing. Success! This pumpkin cake [...]

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Butter Almond Skillet Cake

August 27, 2012 Breakfast

This recipe is borrowed from one of my favorite food bloggers, Bella Eats. It was introduced as part of her new creative project, Beyond the Flavor, which features the stories behind the meals we eat. It’s an amazing project that I encourage you to check out. As for this cake, it is perfection. Deliciously simple. [...]

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Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 20, 2012 Breakfast

I cannot believe I have the nerve to post this recipe on a day that is forecast to have record breaking high temperatures. Baking is the very last thing I want to do in hot weather. Ug. The heat of summer has barely begun and, already, I’m over it.  I think I’ll stay inside all [...]

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Old Fashioned Pound Cake

June 1, 2012 Cakes and Pies

My husband and I spent a restful Memorial Day weekend in the hills of Saluda, NC. It was so relaxing I couldn’t bring myself to do anything productive (such as blogging). Please forgive me for the sudden lapse. I offer this amazing pound cake recipe in hopes that you’ll overlook my absence. Admittedly, this is [...]

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Lemon Curd and Blueberry Ribbon Cake

May 7, 2012 Breakfast

I made this cake for breakfast. Shame on me. It’s definitely better suited to dessert. It is sweet, fall- apart moist, and dangerous! Make it and then give most away to the neighbors. It’s too good to last long and you don’t want to be caught with sticky fingers and blueberry stains on your teeth- [...]

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Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cake

April 12, 2012 Breakfast

   I haven’t made coffee cake in ages. I actually haven’t thought of coffee cake in ages. When I was young, my dad made coffee cake regularly on the weekends. He’d pull a well-worn box of Bisquick from the cabinet, add a splash of milk, a dash of cinnamon and, before long, our whole house [...]

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