Naked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

-My husband can't stand pineapple (gasp! I know, what the heck:) but loves carrot cake so when I made one for his birthday I used this old school recipe with my favorite cream cheese frosting. The cake: 1 1/4 cups corn oil 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder … Continue reading Naked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cream Bundt Cake

-I love the Starbucks' lemon loaf they served up in Pennsylvania but, here in the Keys its just not the same. Maybe it has to travel further here in non-climate control trucks....I don't know, all I do know is it just a heavy slice with sticky half-melted glaze. So to enjoy that flavor again, I've … Continue reading Lemon Cream Bundt Cake

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

-What better thing to do on a grey and rainy day but bake a batch of cookies... Ingredients: 1 2 oz bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips ( I like Ghirardelli) 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 2 … Continue reading Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gruyere, Rosemary & Honey Monkey Bread

Does this sound  like the most devine Monkey Bread variation or what? Thanks for sharing, Saveur Magazine! Gruyere, Rosemary & Honey Monkey Bread -This indulgent pull-apart bread is the perfect savory-sweet combination of nutty, earthy Gruyère, fragrant rosemary, and honey. SERVES 8-10 Ingredients: 18 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing 4 cups flour, … Continue reading Gruyere, Rosemary & Honey Monkey Bread

Italian Taralluces

Italian Taralluces (makes about 100 little Taralle cookies) -Traditionally, an Italian Christmas cookie but,  like Purim's Hamantaschen, too delicious not to offer anytime of the year! Ingredients For cookies: 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 fresh orange (juice and the zest) 4-6 cups all-purpose flour 5 heaping … Continue reading Italian Taralluces

Cindy’s Favorite Poundcake

-My friend, Cindy's stepdaughter Kelli brought home this cake from a co-worker as a Christmas gift one year - and it was the best pound cake that she had ever had, so she asked the lady that gave it to her for the recipe, and here it is! Thank you, Cindy for sharing this yummy … Continue reading Cindy’s Favorite Poundcake

Hit Me With Your Best Choc!

-I adore the flavor of Kerrygold Irish butter but, given the extra expense save it for special recipes where it will shine. This triple chocolate cake is one such occasion. Adapted from Emily Luchetti's classic chocolate cake recipe. Ingredients: For the Chocolate Cake: Unsalted butter, for greasing ¾ cup cocoa powder, plus more for dusting … Continue reading Hit Me With Your Best Choc!

Sharing My Chocolate Obsession

Oh, Cee, you are a person after my own heart!  Eating a yummy chocolate dessert or savoring a piece of quality chocolate candy, especially, dark and bittersweet are truly one of life's best decadent pleasures! Here is a couple of my favorites... POCKET COFFEE, an Italian-made chocolate is the ultimate candy treat for those of … Continue reading Sharing My Chocolate Obsession

Bananas Foster Croissant Bread Pudding

-Here is my very favorite way to eat bread pudding. It's wonderful for dessert or a decadent holiday breakfast! Ingredients For Croissant Bread Pudding: 4 whole eggs 8 egg yolks 5 cups half-and-half 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 6 day-old croissants Directions For Croissant Bread Pudding: Preheat the oven to 350F … Continue reading Bananas Foster Croissant Bread Pudding