Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

The day after Christmas is my father-in-law’s birthday.  Tim’s immediately family came up to the Berkshires on the 26th to celebrate.  We had the delicious and festive menu below.  The pork I have made before and it was even better than I remember!  The bacon 

Holiday Menu: The Best Red Velvet Cake

Holiday Menu: The Best Red Velvet Cake

I wish I had a photo of this cake but it was too hectic getting the meal on the table and entertaining guests.  But trust me, it was amazing looking and tasting! I turned to my favorite source of the cake recipes — the Cake 

Easter Dessert: Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Easter Dessert: Lemon Upside-Down Cake

This is the perfect spring dessert!  The cake is so fluffy and moist — thanks to the milk and whipped egg whites.  And, it is filled with wonderful sweetness from the brown sugar and some tartness from the lemon. Not many suggestions to improve this 

Celebrating Tim's birthday with Holy Cow Cake!

Celebrating Tim's birthday with Holy Cow Cake!

Yesterday was Tim’s birthday! To celebrate, I made a cake that I brought into the office. This was no ordinary cake — it was Holy Cow Cake (as coined by the Cake Mix Doctor). This is not the cake to bake if you are looking 

Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Cake

Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Cake

I decided we deserved a nice breakfast treat on this snowy weekend.  Coffee cake came to mind, but all the recipes I looked at would have required me to go to the store to pick up an ingredient or two.  I really didn’t want to 

Super Bowl Cake 2010: Bourbon Praline Cake

Super Bowl Cake 2010: Bourbon Praline Cake

I first wrote about, and resumed, my family’s Super Bowl cake tradition last year.  This year I decided to bake a cake inspired by New Orleans since I was rooting for the Saints. A few notes on this delicious cake… Definitely follow the instructions to 

Holiday Season Dinner Party Menu!

Holiday Season Dinner Party Menu!

We had 3 couples over for dinner last night.  Our dear friends Jason and Maria are expecting their second child on New Year’s Eve so we thought it would be fun to have them over — before things get even busier for them — to 

Holiday Desserts: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Holiday Desserts: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

I made this cake for Thanksgiving last year and really enjoyed it so I decided to make for last night. The cake is incredibly moist — probably because of the milk in the batter — and the cranberry, cinnamon, allspice mixture provides a wonderful holiday 

Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes

Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes

In honor of Halloween and as a pre-NYC marathon dessert for my sister-in-law Julina, I decided to bake some cupcakes.  I turned to the Cake Mix Doctor for a delicious and easy recipe. This recipe “doctors” a devil’s food cake mix by adding a little