Lemon Pound Cake

  Though my mom made it a point to serve us home-cooked meals while growing up, a few convenience foods ended up in her kitchen once in a while.  She was very flexible with snack items and allowed sodas and chips, the latter of which my younger sisters and I would sneak into each other’s […]

One Year Later…

Last week a good friend celebrated a birthday.  Another friend brought a video camera along to capture the best wishes of her loved ones and friends.  Anticipating that my turn would come and knowing that I’d not know what to say, I whispered to the birthday girl that I had already written on her birthday […]

Blueberry Sour Cream Cake

  I think some blogs call this time of the week Wordless Wednesday.  As tempting as this idea may be after a long day like today, I can’t just give you a picture of this cake and leave it at that.  It was a surprise hit both at home and at the office.  The recipe […]

Fuyu Persimmon Cake with Orange-Lemon Glaze

  A few days ago, my husband and I escaped to Carmel.  It was a brief getaway, one centered on enjoying vistas like these as we rode our bikes along the coastal route from Carmel to Pebble Beach to Monterey.  Though I’ve ridden this route more times than I can remember, I still found myself […]

Chocolate Cake and a Contraption

Today, I present to you the four C’s…and I don’t mean to disappoint you but this has nothing to do with diamonds.  I have a cake, it’s chocolate with another key ingredient, coffee, and I used one of the best contraptions I’ve seen in a long time. First, the cake.  I’ve made this twice over […]