Plum Cake

Plum Cake

A few weeks ago we were invited to  potluck birthday celebration for a dear friend.  This celebration was extra special because this friend has been fighting cancer and is winning! I know there are people who don’t care for potlucks but I’m not one of them.  I love a good potluck and I knew given the people that were invited to this party it would be a good one.  Some of my favorite cooks would be there. I took some homemade crescent rolls and some of those yummy garlic ginger green [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Cake with Olive Oil

Lemon Chiffon Cake

 This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian.  All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that August is National Olive Oil Month? In honor of National Olive Oil Month and as a Pompeian #PantryInsider, I took the Pompeian Pledge.   I agreed to swap butter for olive oil in one of my favorite recipes.  There are lots of reasons to use olive oil vs. butter.  When you use olive oil you cut your fat by 25%.  You are also getting less saturated fat and no cholesterol.  For those of you who [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Snack Cake

Chocolate Snack Cake

Today we’ve got our second installment of Kids Can Cook.  If you missed the first one be sure and check out Bread in a Bag! Chocolate Snack Cake is the perfect solution to summer boredom or hunger!  When the kids say they are bored – put them to work in the kitchen.  Let the kids make their own treat.  It is a great after school snack too and will keep the kids busy. They will also learn a few things along the way. Tip One: One of the things I [Continue Reading…]

Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

Bold Ice Cream Cupcakes

This post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes  I love color. Color in my home, in my clothes and in my food. And there are occasions when only BOLD color will do.  Bright, intense color.  That is what you get with the new Pillsbury Funfetti®  Bold Cake Mixes.  The folks at Pillsbury really went bold when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings. Thanks to my friend Heather over at Whipperberry for the photo above! They come in 5 bold colors and food [Continue Reading…]

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake

I love strawberries!  We have a strawberry patch in our backyard and I am lucky to live in the NW where we have yummy berries every summer.  Usually in the winter the strawberries are big, white and lack flavor but lately my local grocery store has had some beautiful red berries so I couldn’t resist.  What would Valentine’s Day be without strawberries! My first thoughts when it comes to strawberries always go to strawberry shortcake.  Today’s recipe is a strawberry shortcake like cake.  The cake is not as dense and dry [Continue Reading…]

Peppermint Ice Cream Dark Chocolate Cake Roll

Peppermint Ice Cream Roll

At our house cake can not be eaten without ice cream.  It is a rule! When  Pillsbury®  sent me some of their new holiday flavored products I was excited to try out the dark chocolate cake mix.  Peppermint is another one of their holiday favorites and one of my personal favorites too! Peppermint is the perfect companion to dark chocolate in my book!  I wait all year for peppermint ice cream to come out in the stores so I decided to make a peppermint ice cream dark chocolate cake roll. [Continue Reading…]

Apple Pudding Cake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Today I have a Recipe Redo of the very first recipe I ever shared here on the blog back in November 2007.  I think the the very first dessert recipe definitely deserves a Recipe Redo and a little more attention, don’t you?! Do you have a favorite dessert that smells and tastes just fall?  I do and it’s this one. I anxiously await the fall each year so I can make Apple Pudding Cake.  It is one of those desserts that just needs to be eaten in the fall. Apple [Continue Reading…]

Grilled Brown Butter Pound Cake with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries

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Can I just say today’s recipe is pretty amazing. Several months ago we had dinner at a local Portland restaurant.  I don’t usually order dessert when we go out but this time I couldn’t resist.  One of the items on the menu was for grilled pound cake.  I was just too intrigued by the idea of grilling pound cake? Well, I am glad I tried it because it was pretty amazing.  Heating the cake on the grill gave it a nice little crisp coating that was so yummy. So of [Continue Reading…]