Yogurt or Sour Cream Gingerbread Cake

We had friends for dinner the other night. They wanted to bring the main to cook here so I thought I’d make a dessert, which I don’t do very often.  I’ve been partial to the taste of molasses and hence gingerbread since I was kid and Chowhound’s dish of the month is spice cake so […]

Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake

This mocha walnut pudding cake is sort of magic.  What’s the magic? Pour a lot of water over a thick batter and bake it. When it comes out, you’ve got a cake on top and a rich pudding-like sauce underneath! This is another old favorite that got lost as I redesigned the site.

Melody Cookies from Dorie’s Cookies

I’m sharing the recipe for Melody Cookies but have to show off a few others as well. I’ve been really, really good about not buying new cookbooks lately, except for a handful I bought at BookOutlet.com. (Their scratch and dent section has some amazing deals periodically!)  I’ve been borrowing cookbooks from the library instead, which […]

Cottage Cheese Pie

I got this from an old cookbook I can no longer remember. I haven’t made this in quite a while so I don’t have a picture but noticed that it was missing from the blog. My kids thought it tasted like rice pudding. It does not taste like cottage cheese. A great dessert to make […]

Apple Custard Pie

I love it when old cookbooks to the rescue. In this case, it’s the 1976 version of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. My daughter initially wanted to make an apple crisp for dessert but ended up making this apple custard pie. It’s easy to make because you just pile the peeled and sliced apples […]