Jul
3

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake Summer is here! In the Northland friends and neighbors are enjoying a bumper crop of rhubarb. In our home, we are joyfully accepting all the excess from our loved ones. This summer, we are […]

Feb
17

Russian Honey Cake

I grew up the daughter of a Russian immigrant. I enjoyed many traditional foods from the “old country” in my life time. However, I had not heard of a Russian Honey Cake until the dawning […]

Jul
25

Minnesota Welcome Cake

My husband and I recently relocated our family from Southwest Florida to Northern Minnesota. We traded life along the Gulf Coast for life along The North Shore. We took our time road tripping across the […]

Jun
18

Tangled Cupcakes

When it comes to throwing a Rapunzel inspired party… it’s sort of hard to avoid the Tower.  I was tempted to make a doll cake next to an extravagant yet fabulous  rice crispy and fondant […]

Jun
4

Tiramisu

I landed my first job when I was 16 years old at  Northland Country Club. A small club with a rich history in Duluth, MN. I  had absolutely no job skills, other than a big […]

Apr
30

Candy Land Cake

I find inspiration everywhere. I regularly ask my daughters for their opinion in the kitchen. They have great taste and fantastic imaginations. I also get a little help from my friends. So how many people does it take […]

Apr
20

White Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

It’s mid April in Southwest Florida and temperatures are already soaring into the 90’s. The balmy breezes on our lanai are heavy with the promise of rain and the sweet scent of jasmine in full bloom. It’s […]

Mar
23

Egg Free Cupcakes

Is it me, or are there more food allergies floating around the classroom than when we were in school? It seems every time I turn around there is a new diet concern for one of […]

Mar
12

Leprechaun Trap

Over St. Patrick’s Day 2013, I shipped my husband back to the home land to celebrate his parents’ 40th Anniversary and the Hallowed St. Paddy’s Day.  I promised to keep the legends of the Wee […]

Mar
8

Irish Baileys Cheesecake

  Some of my favorite memories of my life and times in Ireland, are the frequent trips my husband Shane, and I took in search of good coffee and a piece of Irish Baileys Cheesecake. […]