Scented Geranium Cake

This recipe for scented geranium cake is super easy to make. It’s great for a lady’s lunch or tea, or even for a small baby or wedding shower. Here, I am using scented geraniums, similar to the ever popular large colorful flowered nursery hybrids, however, these plants have strongly scented leaves and very small flowers…. [Read More]

Wildly Delicious Chocolate Torte

This recipe came to me from some of my girlfriends in college. For my birthday they gave me this booklet on chocolate. One of the recipes was this rich, dense, sinful, chocolate torte. Chocolate Torte   I’ve been making my own simplified version of it for years, and it’s pretty easy to make. One of my favorite… [Read More]

Fancy Chocolate Charlotte Cake Recipe

I remember that my mother used to make this fancy chocolate mousse cake with lady fingers on special occasions. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find her recipe in any of her books or clippings. Just another thing I wish I would have asked her about before she passed.    Luckily in today’s world we… [Read More]

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

If you like chocolate, and lets face it who doesn’t, you’ll love this recipe. I originally tasted this decadent dessert on a beach vacation with some of my Tennessee friends. Each family was responsible for cooking dinner for everyone one night during the week. My friend Julie made this amazing cake that was so yummy,… [Read More]

Easy Flag Fruit Tart

Here’s another oldie but goodie. Using fresh fruit, packaged cookie dough and an easy cream cheese filling you can make a beautiful and tasty tart for everyone to enjoy. For this one I arranged the fruit on a rectangular jelly roll pan in the shape of the US flag, but in the original recipe, that… [Read More]

Layered Cranberry Upside Down Cake

We are fortunate enough to be invited to my brother and sister-in-law’s house this year for Thanksgiving dinner so I offered to help with the cooking and bring a few dishes. One of them is a Layered Cranberry Upside Down Cake for dessert.   This cake is pretty easy to make. I take a shortcut… [Read More]