comfort food · desserts

Moist lemon bundt cake

Lemons are simple. They’re bright, tart, happy, sunny. They make me think of a Sicilian housewife in white apron and her hair piled up on her head, stepping out of her kitchen door on a sunny day, out to the lemon tree to pluck a juicy citrus orb from the tree. They bring a sunny… Continue reading Moist lemon bundt cake

chocolate · comfort food · desserts

Mama Steph’s sour cream-chocolate chip pound cake

(Note: this is my 200th blog post! Thanks for being here to celebrate that with me!)  Some years ago my husband and I worked in  youth ministry. We worked with all kinds of lovely, love-hungry teenagers; many from broken homes, poor homes, abusive homes, as well as some from strong, loving families. We embraced them… Continue reading Mama Steph’s sour cream-chocolate chip pound cake

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KLTV Thanksgiving behind-the-scenes & a collection of recipes

November has been a lovely, busy month. I was excited to be a part of a special edition of Good Morning East Texas. On November 21,  GMET anchors Dia Wall and Lane Luckie, meteorologist Grant Dade and I brought some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes and showed them off on-air. We put the recipes online,… Continue reading KLTV Thanksgiving behind-the-scenes & a collection of recipes

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Express Your Love For Mom In The Kitchen This Weekend!

Around Mother’s Day, I often tend to get sentimental and misty-eyed.  I’ve shared with you here in the past that my mom passed away suddenly in 2003. She is so greatly missed, still, and always will be.  Some of you know how that is, too, having lost someone so close to you.  Instead of feeling… Continue reading Express Your Love For Mom In The Kitchen This Weekend!

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A Bit Of Sweet Sunshine In Your Mouth~ Lemon Sour Cream Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Do you ever buy a bunch of fruit and use what you needed and then wonder, “What am I going to do with the rest of these _(insert fruit here)__?”   Or maybe you just forget about them and they sit there in the produce drawer, quietly waiting for you to take them out and… Continue reading A Bit Of Sweet Sunshine In Your Mouth~ Lemon Sour Cream Cake with Strawberry Sauce