Shirley Temple Cake

Shirley Temple Cake

Looking through Pinterest recently, I found a recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T for a Shirley Temple Cake!  I loved this iconic drink when I was little.  Mother and Daddy would order me this mocktail to enjoy as they visited with their friends over dinner.  I always felt...
Lemon Lavender Muffins

Lemon Lavender Muffins

Now that we can start safely hosting small groups of friends, I love to find different recipes that delight the senses — bright colors in the fruit and vegetables, and the scent of lavender, citrus, mint, and rosemary, and the taste buds, too. Lavender is...

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Growing up I remember my mother loved the convenience of Betty Crocker box au gratin potatoes.  When I started cooking on my own I wasn’t in love with the salty flavor from the boxed mix. I couldn’t tell you the last time I made them from scratch. We...

Vintage Inspired Lamb Cake with a Modern Twist

Growing up I remember Mother making a lamb cake in a Nordic Ware cake mold. To Daddy’s delight, she covered it with seven-minute whipped frosting and a lovely coating of fluffy white coconut.  She served it on top of her beautiful milk glass cake pedestal...
Creme De Menthe Brownies – just like Andes Mints

Creme De Menthe Brownies – just like Andes Mints

Over 20 years ago a co-worker named Mike made this recipe for Crème de Menthe brownies for an office party.  He gave me the recipe printed from an email that I still have in my recipe binder.  The first time I wanted to make them, Mr. Bee offered to do the work and...