Peach Cake

When I had an abundance of peaches from my tree, I decided to try this peach cake recipe one night. It’s from a cookbook put together by my mother’s church ward out in Chicago. I swear those are the best kind of cookbooks because people only submit recipes that are good. This is a lot…

Two-Bowl Chocolate Cake

I am by no means a baker, and cake decorating…FORGET IT!  I always pawn that job off on my mother in law.  But if I ever find myself needing to make a birthday cake, (like today on my husband’s birthday) this is my go to cake, and it always gets great reviews.  I first had…

Molten Chocolate Cakes

When Derek and I lived in Eugene, we were fortunate to befriend the Sarantis family in our ward.  Even though they were all grown up and had real jobs and a real house and kids, they would still on occasion invite us poor struggling graduate students over for dinner.  Jenny always made the best food…

Refined Strawberry Shortcake

Today, was my birthday!  I’m not a huge fan of cake and even less of a fan of frosting, however, my kids don’t think we have officially celebrated my birthday until candles have been lit, the birthday song sung and some sort of treat enjoyed.   I also wound up with an abundance of strawberries…