Let’s Celebrate Springtime with Cupcakes! #MixUpTheMoment

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Spring is in the air and that means get togethers with family and friends and what better way to Celebrate Springtime than with Cupcakes!   I don't know about you but I love cupcakes and I honestly don't know many people that … [Read more...]

Italian Cannoli Pound Cake with a White Chocolate Ganache

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company.  The opinions, recipe and text are all mine. With the holiday's approaching, family recipes will be shared in kitchens all over the world.  And in my kitchen this December, I'll be recreating Mama Jeanette's Famous Italian Cannoli Pound Cake with a white chocolate … [Read more...]

The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll Recipe

I love the fall season and I love baking with pumpkin!  This year I thought I'd develop a Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll recipe and I couldn't have been happier with the results. The pumpkin roll was moist and delicious and the cream cheese-mascarpone frosting was not too sweet and oh so creamy.  I used a cup for cup gluten free flour blend made … [Read more...]

Have your cake and eat it too with Duncan Hines “Everyday Celebrations” Mini Cakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was first contacted by Duncan Hines to try their new Everyday Celebrations Mini Cakes, I had my doubts.  I mean after all I'm a chef and a food blogger, we make our cakes from scratch......right? Well truth be told there isn't always time … [Read more...]

How to make a Strawberries and Cream Cake

With Strawberries everywhere in the markets I thought what would be better for this weeks Around the Kitchen Table then a Strawberries and Cream Cake loaded with fresh local berries and  a creamy light filling! It proved to be a great idea as the combination of the Strawberry Cream, fresh strawberries and sponge cake delivered a light not … [Read more...]

My Seven Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes!

My Seven Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes One of my favorite times of year is when the Meyer Lemons start coming into season and I've begun to see them in my area supermarkets again so that means its time to getting cooking with Meyer Lemons!   Meyer Lemons made their first appearance in the United States in 1908 when Frank Meyer introduced this … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes Over the course of my cooking career I have eaten and made some delicious desserts!  And while every season is dessert season, there's something special about the fall.  As we begin to lose sunlight and the nights start to get cooler with that crisp clean air of fall..... to me that seems like the best time to … [Read more...]

Peach Pecan Pound Cake

We have been so lucky this past week enjoying near perfect weather this week, although I don't think anyone would mind if the rain slowed up a bit.  Normal for this time of year since June is 8 inches and we've had about 28 inches this season already!  But this week has been glorious!   No humidity and temps dropping into the 6o's at night, just … [Read more...]

Individual Strawberry Shortcake Recipe – National Dairy Month

As usual I missed another foodie holiday, National Strawberry Shortcake Day was June 14th and while I had great plans to make a three layer strawberry shortcake for the occasion, as happens too often life gets in the way.   Well I guess its better late than never, those lush beautiful berries are everywhere in the markets, and at least by waiting I … [Read more...]

My Coconut Easter Cake Recipe Experience

My Coconut Easter Cake Experience: When King Arthur Flour contacted me to work on their Cake Decorating Promo, I asked them if they were sure they had the blogger.   But as it turned out they were serious, and I got a great little care package complete with their Cake Essentials  DVD   that covers everything from ingredients to decorating … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with a White Chocolate Topping

I remember the first time I had mascarpone,  Mama Jeanette had made a cheesecake for dessert, it was a  blend of ricotta and mascarpone,  a different type of cheesecake than I had been use to and my introduction to that wonderful cheese.  I kept calling it mars-capone, and Mama Jeanette would laugh and say "Sonny boy, just because the moon is made … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake

I just love the flavor of a Meyer Lemon.  They come in second only to Lemons from the Amalfi Coast....sigh, How I miss Italy! But when life gives you Meyer Lemon, you don't complain you bake! I hate to admit that I've never been a big fan of Pound Cake, the ones I've had were usually to dense, or too dry, but never too delicious.  And for … [Read more...]

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