Custard Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread is comforting. Cornbread is fancier than toast. Corn is a vegetable. These are all clear reasons why you should enjoy cornbread more regularly. Just ask LC. I think she makes a different cornbread each time we are in DC (most memorable so far? cheesy corn bread). My mom, who gives me probably 75% of…

Lemon-Coconut Cake

I love my husband more than anything. And so I poured my heart and soul into making him a birthday cake with style (just like him). This is the result of that love and hours of work. Make this cake when you want to impress someone. I had it last Christmas at my Aunt Zoe’s…

Italian Easter Bread Baskets

My family’s recipe… I cannot wait to make these next weekend! The recipe makes a lot (10-12), which is great if you want one Easter morning and another the morning after, plus some to give to friends and family. Feel free to halve this as well.

Key Lime Pie

My husband loves key lime pie and I love my husband, so for Valentine’s Day I decided to bake him a key lime pie. Plus, we just decided to book a vacation in Key West so it seemed like the perfect sweet to make. I’ll be honest with you, I had never eaten key lime…

Chocolate Stout and Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

For a variety of reasons, I’m starting to develop the mindset that more Christmas gifts should be homemade. I know it’s ambitious and perhaps considered odd in today’s day and age…but I’m thinking within a few years I may try to make most of my own gifts. That being said, this Christmas I did some…

Buttermilk Pancakes

Last weekend I made a very delicious lemon buttermilk cake, if I do say so myself. I had more than half a container of buttermilk left and I hate wasting anything (ahh, Thoreau) so I decided to make buttermilk pancakes this morning. In the past I have always made my dad’s recipe, but that recipe…

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

This is an excellent cake for when you have company over, or, if you have more English sensibilities, with an afternoon tea. It could also be a delicious dessert, perhaps with some vanilla or pistachio ice cream. It went so quickly that I did not even get a picture of it until half was already…