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Homemade Rum Cake

Rum cake. A dessert that is nostalgic and old-school, and one for which just about everyone has a family recipe. Rum cake was one of a small rotation of...

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DIY Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix

Confession time. I really love the idea of making as much as possible from scratch. Not only do I know exactly what is in something, but 99.9% of the...

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General Tso’s Chicken

It wasn’t until the last few years that I really have started to embrace Asian cuisine. I’ve had a lot of firsts, including sushi, and the different flavors and...

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The Weekend Dish

The Weekend Dish: 4/14/2012

Happy weekend! I hope that you’ve had a great post-holiday week; I’ve spent mine trolling Easter leftovers and have had my fair share of remaining peanut butter eggs. I’m...

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Orange Cookies with Sweet Orange Glaze

Between the Italian Easter Bread that I made and that my Chief Culinary Consultant’s dad made, there has definitely been no shortage of orange-infused baked goods around these parts...

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My Dad’s Favorite Chocolate Birthday Cake

My Dad’s Favorite Chocolate Birthday Cake

Today is my dad’s birthday. He would have turned 59 today, and I’m sure the day would have been filled with all sorts of jokes about how he was...

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Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels

Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels

Cheddar cheese and jalapeño peppers are one of those savory matches made in heaven. The savory equivalent of peanut butter and chocolate, in my book. Sharp, creamy cheese is...

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