Almost-famous apple cake

Apple cake is simple to make and just delicious. I add flaked coconut, raisins and pecans to my apple cake but those are optional. Peeling and chopping the apples is the most difficult part of making apple cake and they make great gifts. Make apple cake in a bundt pan, a baking dish or make small apple cakes to give to friends and family. This is my almost-famous apple cake that people request constantly. Continue reading


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to Truly Write Home About!

These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever eaten. I’ve tried a lot of oatmeal raisin recipes but this one beats the rest, hands down…add cinnamon and nutmeg and don’t forget to pre-saok the raisins first….chewy and moist, and bursting with the flavors of both oatmeals and raisins. Continue reading

Lemon Blueberry Mock Cheesecake Parfaits

In summer when fresh, sweet blueberries are at their peak I buy them: Not by the pint, but by the pound. I freeze most of them to have on hand for all sorts of things. I combined lemon and blueberry with a mock cheesecake recipe to make little parfaits that look much more complicated than they actually are. These lemon blueberry mock cheesecake parfaits are a simple and delicious dessert that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. Continue reading