Chocolate cake, remember when

It must be the change in weather. When things get cool, we get itchy to bake. We first paired this easy and moist chocolate cake with a simple cooked frosting about 40 years ago. Just learning to cook then, and prowling in mother’s cookbooks for ideas. The combination has become a family favorite. Cockeyed Cake […]

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Go Green – Broccoli Salad in Retro Glass

Some years ago, at a carry-in lunch, a colleague brought a great Broccoli Salad. I liked the interplay of the crunchy, raw broccoli with the zingy sweet and sour dressing. But the recipe was missing in action. So I went home and developed my own version. It’s great in the summer, when cool salads are […]

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It’s Peach Cobbler Season

It’s that time of year. Peaches are on. And they’re soooo good from the farmer’s market. You can smell them as you walk the aisles… I have a special casserole dish that I love to use for cobbler – vintage Corning Pyrex, in the distinctive ribbed berries and twining vines of the Gooseberry pattern, in […]

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Pfaltzgraff Jamberry butter dish

Yummy dish for a yummy dish

Pfaltzgraff has a discontinued pattern called Jamberry. It makes my list of dinnerware patterns that are sweet for this time of year, when my craving for fresh fruit pops up as quickly as daffodils on a warm spring day… The Jamberry pattern of stoneware china includes dessert bowls (the small ones for applesauce or fruit), […]

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