Our Recipes

DIY Gluten-Free Mix™–Yellow Cake Mix

Sometimes you just need to be able to serve a cake.  I find that I need this often for birthdays and other family celebrations.  This DIY mix™ is quick and easy to put together so I keep it on the pantry shelf and frequently surprise guests and family with this treat.  It makes one layer […]

Apple Walnut Cake

Apples are coming into the farmer’s markets all around, and I know it’s time to bake some wonderful apple recipes.  This is a new one to me but I was intrigued because it uses my 10-inch cast iron skillet to bake it in.  These skillets are the backbone of many American kitchens–so versatile and reliable. […]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

We get lots of visitors in the summer, and this year is no different.  Friends and family interested in a road trip or a visit to the Southwest often stopover at our house–and I love it!  As a matter of fact, summer has always been my favorite season, even better than the Christmas holidays.  I […]

Orange Freezer Cake–Tastes Like a Creamsicle and Gluten-Free!

It’s hot, it’s simmer and it’s Father’s Day.  What better way to celebrate than to make a freezer cake that tastes like and orange creamsicle?  Some of our best memories come from summers long ago and the creamy, cold treat of a frozen creamsicle is one of those everyone in my family enjoys.  This recipe […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake–A Summer Memory

For some reason, pineapple recipes always remind me of things my mother baked for us in the spring and summer.  I thought it was because of the pineapple rings she would put on ham for Easter dinner or the ambrosia that was always served at wedding or baby showers or graduations.  It doesn’t really make […]

Pistachio Cake made with Baking Mix

This is definitely a Springtime dessert.  Rich, sweet and so easy to make.  And it serves a lot of people, too.  In fact, I made this cake in a 9-inch round spring form pan, but you could make this in a 9 X 13-inch baking dish too’  Either works well and serves 10 to 12 […]

Hot Milk Sponge Cake

This is a really old recipe that I found at the bottom of my recipe box.  I think my mother used to make this in the summer when we had fresh strawberries for Sunday dessert.  I have really fond memories of this cake.  I remember that I started baking by using mixes, but soon “graduated” […]

Great Depression Cake from 1930’s

One of the women in my Women’s Club asked me if I had any information how our grandmothers managed during the Great Depression.  Just what did they serve their families?  As a matter of fact, at one time in my life I had about 20 pamphlets from American companies touting their products from that era. […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake–Gluten-Free and Amazing!

This cake is just amazing.  I have to admit that I wanted to make some of the recipes that use brown butter for an additional depth of flavor.  To be able to make this cake and to make it gluten-free, made my day! If you like that Italian candy that is chocolate and hazelnut–this is […]

September says Apples To Me–Harvest Apple Cake

Our nights are getting just a bit cooler here and that tells me that Fall is on the way!  One of our favorite Fall outings is to go to the apple orchard and getting a bushel of apples.  Bring on the homemade apple sauce, apples and sausage for breakfast, and apple cake. This apple cake […]