Aunt Joyce’s Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Aunt Joyce’s Chocolate Kahlua Cake

My favorite recipes are those handwritten on stained, worn paper. The kind where you take a bite and you’re instantly transported to Aunt Joyce’s kitchen as she serves this cake. This vintage recipe comes from my neighbor Tricia passed on from her...
Valentine’s Day Chex Mix Recipe Roundup

Valentine’s Day Chex Mix Recipe Roundup

Growing up in the 60s and 70s I only remember the savory version of Chex mix my mother made for Christmas parties. Now, if you look on Pinterest you will find all sorts of recipes using Chex brand cereals – both sweet and savory. Phoebe and I enjoyed making up...
The Legend of Frieda’s Strawberry Cake

The Legend of Frieda’s Strawberry Cake

There are five birthdays in my family in the month of February and almost always this strawberry cake is requested.  My brother Jim and Mother loved it, too, when their April and August birthdays came ’round.  And it’s my nephew’s go-to dessert as...
Homemade Hot Cocoa to Sip or Give

Homemade Hot Cocoa to Sip or Give

One of my favorite things to do each Christmas is unpack all my Santa mugs. I try to add a few new mugs each year. I like to place them on a two-tiered stand in the kitchen with all my hot cocoa supplies.  I tucked in a few sprigs of evergreen and filled one of the...