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Neapolitan Bundt Cake

by on April 19, 2010 · 9 comments


I’m bumping this old recipe up for my friend Shirley because it’s a Neapolitan Bundt Cake kind of day. It’s surprisingly good I believe this is an old Bake-Off recipe, but am still researching to find out whether that is true.  Update:  The size of cake mix has been reduced, therefore this recipe probably needs […]


Published on April 19, 2010
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Lunchbox Applesauce Cake

by on April 14, 2010 · 12 comments

Applesauce Cake

If you’re looking for an easy cake that tastes great and makes the house smell good, here it is. I baked this on Sunday. It smells a lot better than a Glade plug-in and tastes better too. We tried this a few hours after it was baked and it was delicious. …


Published on April 14, 2010
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On our first night in Florence — somewhere between a visit to the Palatina Gallery and dinner at Trattoria 4 Leoni, we ducked into a bookshop in the Oltrarno. It was cold that evening and we were very hungry, but our dinner reservation wasn’t until 7:30. The selection of English books was pretty limited, but there […]


Published on March 23, 2010
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Rocky Road Bundt Cake

by on February 5, 2010 · 13 comments

rocky road cake 1

Last night I made a great cake which I think would be perfect for Super Bowl or Valentine’s Day. It’s easy, cool-looking, and chances are your friends have never seen it. Or maybe they have, because the original version won two contests…and perhaps more we don’t know about! In 1993, the cake won Peggy Jenson […]


Published on February 5, 2010
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I can’t believe I never posted this recipe! It won a prize in a local contest a few years back and it’s easy to make. The pumpkin makes it quite holidayish and it’s a great alternative for those who don’t like pumpkin pie. I am having trouble finding a picture of the original, but there’s […]


Published on October 25, 2009
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Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

by on October 20, 2009 · 20 comments

chocolate pumpkin bundt cake magazines

I came home from vacation ready to bake, but there were piles of laundry and personal matters to attend to. Experimenting in the kitchen wasn’t an option, so I turned to my fresh pile of cooking magazines for inspiration. I found it in the November issue of Eating Well – Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake. I […]


Published on October 20, 2009
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Red Wine Cake

by on September 12, 2009 · 12 comments

red wine cake

That saying, “Never cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink” doesn’t mean much to me because wine I won’t drink is exactly what I cook with. A disappointing bottle of red means Coq au Vin the next day – and it always tastes better than the wine. In the September issue of Food and Wine, […]


Published on September 12, 2009
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Lemon-Rosemary Cake from Cooking Light

by on September 2, 2009 · 10 comments

mini bundt pan

Today’s recipe is from the September issue of Cooking Light; but because I didn’t need a full Bundt cake, I halved the recipe and made it in my 6-cup Nordicware Mini Bundt pans. Bake time was about 25 minutes. The results were tasty and I’m looking forward to serving these little cuties for dessert. The […]


Published on September 2, 2009