Burnt Sugar Cake

So far, this is my favorite recipe from these little Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbooks. It’s amazing. Why it didn’t win first prize is baffling. The Burnt Sugar Cake from Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National Bake-Off Contest, 1952 was developed by Dolores H. Schlesser, Junior winner from Iowa. I’ve made this cake a few times & every time I change […]

Aloha Banana Bread

I don’t often make New Year’s resolutions because, let’s face it, if I was an organized person I would not need a resolution to keep me in line. No amount of lecturing to myself will result in an OCD organizing queen with shelf labels in the linen closet & properly alphabetized spice racks. I have my sticky-notes and that […]

Chocolate Pie with Coconut Shortbread Crust

We’re up to the 6th Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook and the recipes just keep getting better! I made this Chocolate Pie for my sister for Thanksgiving dinner and she loved it so much, she stole the leftovers and ordered another for Christmas. Can’t say I blame her, it was an award winning pie recipe. Mrs. Robert Arnold from Green […]

Apple Cider Cake

Fall is apple season in Michigan. Our apple tree seems to be on strike this year, so I’ve been buying up as many apples as I could from the local farmers’ markets. Now is the best time to stock-up on fresh apple cider too. Sure, they have apple cider in the stores, but read the […]