Father’s Day Sugar Cake: Part Three of the Butterscotch Triology

This simple and delicious dessert was made for Father's Day, and is the third of my dessert recipes to feature butterscotch extract. (Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip cookies being the first and second). I'm not sure how I found this recipe (think it was through some kind of Pinterest investigation) but I am glad I did. … Continue reading Father’s Day Sugar Cake: Part Three of the Butterscotch Triology

Oatmeal Cookie Perfection

Before we start, let me tell me you I know about the recipe under the Quaker oats cap.  I've made it.  It's good.  It makes great cookies and you're looking for super simple, go ahead and make that one. And I was fine with that cookie until I had a life changing event: eating an … Continue reading Oatmeal Cookie Perfection

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Potato Pancakes You’ll Eat Standing Up

If you are like me and spend most of your year avoiding potatoes and fried foods, then you will certainly love this potato latke recipe for Chanukah. Most Jewish kids I knew regarded Chanukah as a special time, but somewhat less special than Christmas. And for many good reasons.  One, it often didn't happen when there … Continue reading Potato Pancakes You’ll Eat Standing Up

Kate’s Butter

As an adult and a parent navigating through this complicated world, I am always very appreciative when something gets a little easier.  The nice people at Kate's Butter of Maine have now started to wrap their salted butter and unsalted butters in different color wrappers, thereby making it much easier to distinguish which one is … Continue reading Kate’s Butter

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake (with Frosting)

November is to apples what black is to bananas, i.e. nature's alarm clock telling you it's time to use 'em or toss 'em.  As that siren grew louder, I spied my pile of ever-softening honey crisp apples with despair. Decisive action was necessary. Taking to my trusty recipe network, I found Old Fashioned Apple Cake on King Arthur … Continue reading Old-Fashioned Apple Cake (with Frosting)