Category Archives: Cakes

Lois’ Mixed Berries Romanoff


Recipe Idea: We had this dessert for supper tonight. Don made the shortcake and I made the berries. I changed Don’s Strawberries Romanoff from simply strawberries to a mixed berry combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Also, the original recipe … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake


I wanted to bring coffee cake to work today because one of our grant sponsors was coming to visit us to discuss a couple of projects. I found a terrific coffee cake in a cookbook by daughter Erin gave me … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Banana Bread


The other day I volunteered to take food to a young Harrisonburg Quaker couple who just had a new baby. In addition to bringing a supper meal, I decided to also make banana bread. I had some bananas in my … Continue reading

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The Perfect Prime Rib (Beef)


We had a lovely dinner the evening “Da Pack” played the Steelers in the Superbowl early this year. We had Prime Rib, Oven Browned Potatoes, Fresh Artichokes and Steamed Green Beans. Then we topped it all off with Carrot Cake in celebration … Continue reading

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Chocolate Coconut Pecan Tassies


I think my new favorite dessert cookbook is Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debby Maugans. I made these delicious “tassies” tonight for Erin and Julie for dinner. I didn’t have mini muffin tins, so I made them in … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cakes


Because I sometimes review books (including cookbooks), author and publicists frequently send me free books. My latest one was a copy of Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debby Maugans. It has some amazing recipes in it. I made this … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes


My granddaughter Amelia stayed over night on Friday. Saturday morning she and I made cupcakes. When I pulled everything together, I found that I had no white flour, but we wanted to make cupcakes. I did have some brown rice … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Pineapple Upside Down Cake


I was away for the weekend at Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s annual Women’s Retreat. It was a blast! While I was away, Don made us a lovely dessert for Sunday supper: Gingerbread Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Using gingerbread instead of the … Continue reading

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Don’s Birthday Cake (Carrot Cake)


When I divorced my first husband, he liked my Carrot Cake so much that he tried to negotiate 6 carrot cakes a year in the settlement until he no longer had to pay child support (he didn’t get that!). My second … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Frosting


This is terrific on any cake, but on Carrot Cake it is amazing. Cream Cheese Frosting Covers One 3-Layer Cake 1 8-ounce packages of cream cheese (can use Neuchâtel) 2 sticks of butter, softened 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 boxes of powdered … Continue reading

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