Toffee Bar Brownies

Toffee Bar Brownies

    Who doesn’t love brownies! It seems everyone has their own favorite version of this American classic. Fudgy or cakey, frosted or unfrosted, with or without chocolate chips, brownies show up at potlucks, picnics and bake sales. Brownies are every kid’s...
Bee Sting Cake

Bee Sting Cake

My Almond Bee Sting Cake is inspired by one of my favorite Bavarian cakes, Beinenstich (bee-nin-shh-tick), which means “Bee Sting Cake”. How did the cake get its name? Once upon a time a baker invented the cake with a honey glaze. The bees were attracted to the glaze...
Springtime is Rhubarb Pie Time

Springtime is Rhubarb Pie Time

Did you know that rhubarb, the  pinkish green perrenial that your Gramma used in jams, cobblers and pies, is really a vegetable? And tomatoes are a fruit? But that’s another story for another time. Let’s focus on rhubarb today.   Rhubarb is a good souce of...
Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Light, fresh, fruity little cakes are perfect for Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day was first celebrated by Ann Jarvis in 1907, the day of her mother’s memorial. Ms. Jarvis later campaigned to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. 40 years later, it became an official...
Ilse’s Lacy Cookies

Ilse’s Lacy Cookies

My friend, Ilse, has been baking for her friends and family all her life. Now that she lives in a senior residence, she bakes almost every day and gives her cookies or cakes to her fellow residents, the staff and anyone who happens to stop by. A lifetime of baking has...
SALADS GALORIA

SALADS GALORIA

  Salads are healthy but they don’t have to be boring. They can be inventive and bold, easy to put together and as hearty as any cooked dish. The most important thing is to use the freshest ingredients possible and change things up often. I feel I’ve done...