bringing spring inside

Spring is slow coming this year.  With very cold nights and brisk days, everything is hesitant to make an appearance.  Usually by now, at least the forsythia are starting to bloom. Since, it is still brown and drab outside, and the calendar officially says it is spring, I decided to bring out the spring decor and make it cheerful inside.  I started with the kitchen, … Continue reading bringing spring inside

this week’s bake – crumb cake

  When my daughter and I would visit my parent’s, my Dad would often travel to the neighboring town of Mansfield, Ohio, where they had the BEST ever German bakery.  He usually came back with poppy seed rolls and crumb cake, or as I remember, my Grandmother called it “coffee kuchen”.  The crumb cake was one of our all time favorites, and I have never … Continue reading this week’s bake – crumb cake

this week’s bake – spanish bar cake

This week’s bake is Spanish Bar Cake.  This cake is my favorite childhood memory cake, that my Mom always bought at A&P.  My sisters and I were talking about this cake, so I Googled it, found the recipe, and decided to give it a whirl. The A&P Grocery store is a part of many of our childhood memories.  Officially known as The Great Atlantic & … Continue reading this week’s bake – spanish bar cake

this week’s bake – blueberry scones

I was given this recipe by two of my sisters, who raved about these scones.  Up front, I want to say,  I have never been a fan of scones.  I’ve always thought they were too dry and bland for my taste.  My perception of them (right or wrong), is that you eat them with tea or coffee, and since I drink neither, I never developed … Continue reading this week’s bake – blueberry scones