Chocolate Blackout Cake

This chocolate blackout cake is a recreation of the famous cake from Ebinger’s bakery in Brooklyn.

Chocolate Blackout Cake - Filled and frosted with a rich chocolate pudding and coated in cake crumbs! |

I first heard about Chocolate Blackout Cake years ago, and was immediately taken by the unique appearance – instead of a traditional frosting, the outside of the cake is decorated with the crumbs from a cake layer. Blackout┬ácake was the signature dessert of Ebinger’s bakery, which operated in Brooklyn, New York from 1898 until 1972… any cake that was popular for that long is a must-eat in my book!

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Poor Man’s Cookies

These poor man’s cookies are an old family recipe – spiced bar cookies with plump raisins and chopped walnuts.

Poor Man's Cookies - An old family recipe for spiced bar cookies full of plump raisins and walnuts. |

These poor man’s cookies (actually bar cookies!) is a recipe that my great Aunt has been making for as long as I can remember. It’s her “signature dish”. Well, one of a few. She also makes a killer Jello that has baby food in it (secret ingredient!) and a mean broccoli casserole.

As you can see, this is not a cookie, but rather cookie bars! I always wondered about the name and the recipe’s origin, and then when going through a ton of my grandma’s old recipes, I found a yellowed newspaper clipping of a recipe for Poorman’s Cookies, which was nearly identical to my aunt’s, save for a few quantity changes. There wasn’t an explanation in the clipping about the origin of the recipe, so I am taking this for what it is – a beloved old-fashioned recipe.

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The Weekend Dish: 10/10/2015

Hello weekend! I hope that yours is off to a great start! It’s starting to cool way down here, which has me craving chili, stew and cornbread. Are you...

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Friday Things

1. The front window is currently Joseph’s favorite place to play… he pulls himself up on the window sill and turns and slams the crank. He always has a...

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French Apple Cake - Part custard, part traditional cake and PACKED with apples! |

French Apple Cake

This French Apple Cake is packed with apples and has a dense, creamy base with a cake-like top layer. When I walk into the grocery store in the middle...

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How to Start a Food Blog - A 5-Step Plan + Dozens of Resources! |

How To Start A Food Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide + Additional Resources

It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that I started this blog nearly NINE years ago. Nine years! That is an extraordinarily long amount of time, isn’t it? When...

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Recipe courtesy of Sadelle's bakery in NYC |

Sadelle’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is full of cinnamon and plump raisins and was created by┬áSadelle’s bakery in New York City. A few weeks ago, my husband texted me...

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