Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is one of those desserts that, frankly, I make for the frosting. There is just something so scrumptious about a sweet cream cheese frosting that I could (almost) eat it with a spoon. I have tweaked different recipes to suit my Carrot Cake tastes – I do not care for raisins (which manyContinue reading “Carrot Cake”

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Chocolate Cream Pie

This pie take a little planning, but it’s totally worth the wait. Each layer, from the chocolate cookie crust to the smooth chocolatey filling and the whipped cream topping, is a bite of deliciousness. Recipe Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients: Crust:30 Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (or 1 1/2 cups finely crushed crumbs) – these are usually foundContinue reading “Chocolate Cream Pie”

2020 Christmas Cookies

Every year I make 12 different type of cookies (Twelve Days of Christmas) to share with neighbors and friends to celebrate the Christmas holiday. A few constants regarding my baking are as follows. I always use what my mother called “air bake pans”. The bottoms of cookies are less likely to burn when using these.Continue reading “2020 Christmas Cookies”

Three layer Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Who doesn’t like a chocolate cake? It is one of our favorites. Over the years, I have found that cake recipes that call for vegetable/canola oil or sour cream tend to be more moist and last longer than those without either of those ingredients. This cake recipe tends to be a bit messy during preparationContinue reading “Three layer Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting”

Comfort Food Dinner Party

My husband and I hosted a small dinner party last night for visiting houseguests. They really enjoy down home comfort food so Pot Roast was definitely in order to be served with mashed potatoes and peas. Tomatoes drizzled with balsamic glaze were added for a little freshness and a sliced crusty baguette was also offered.Continue reading “Comfort Food Dinner Party”