Spiced Applesauce Cake with Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

This may look like a plain Jane cake. Its appearance is pretty basic but don’t let its simple looks fool you. This is one delicious treat. It was one of many I had researched looking for the perfect apple cake. I had a stack of recipes to try for German apple cakes, Jewish apple cakes, all kinds of apple cakes and this little gem was among them. Not an apple cake like the others in the pile, an applesauce spice cake.


The first time I made this, I was shocked at how good it was. The second time I made it, we were headed to a dinner… Continue reading

10 Minute Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

I’m about to show you how to make a delicious, buttery, rich caramel sauce in 10 minutes…okay, maybe 12 or 13, give or take a couple of minutes.


10 Minute Buttermilk Caramel Sauce. This is not quite traditional candy making caramel sauce.  It breaks some rules, like not stirring the mixture and not throwing everything into a pan at once.  I’ve been meaning to test out some traditional recipes, and that will definitely happen,  but this sauce is so good and so easy to make, I haven’t been highly motivated to try another recipe.  But I will.  And when I do,… Continue reading

Cream of Wheat Griddlecakes

Cream of Wheat Griddlecakes

I’ve always liked pancakes, but growing up, I generally preferred waffles or French toast.


Don’t get me wrong, I never complained when we had pancakes for breakfast, but they were fluffy pancakes and fluffy pancakes weren’t my favorite since they always seem to need so much syrup.  For me, a good pancake needs almost nothing.


Of course, if we went out for breakfast, well then, it was a different story. The pancake house we used to go to had thinner, moister pancakes that were great with syrup but completely delicious without. Those were my favorite childhood pancakes.


When I was single, I pretty much ate cold cereal… Continue reading

Brownie Bark

Brownie Bark

So.  This is happening.  It’s pouring rain today, but it’s a golden day because this is my very first post on my very first blog.


And, being a very private person who has shied away from most social media type sharing, it’s a pretty big step for me.  I’ve actually reached out and told people about it.  Which means that I can count all of you that are reading today on two hands.  That’s okay.  You’re probably my favorite people in the world anyway and who better to share my first post with than you?  (And because you’re my very favorite people,… Continue reading