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Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Oh my. Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake. You real­ly must taste it.

Peo­ple often ask me — “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show peo­ple how to store up enough food for a year?”.…  I think this recipe a good way to answer that ques­tion. Our years are filled with tra­di­tions, sea­sons, cel­e­bra­tions, trav­el, sched­ules, work, monot­o­ny and once-in-a-life­time moments. And this Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake blends sev­er­al of these into one gor­geous, mem­o­rable dessert.

While on our recent stay in Wash­ing­ton State (Orcas Island to be exact), my friend, Ang­ie, joined us for sev­er­al days. It just so hap­pened that her stay was dur­ing our shared birth­day week — which can only mean one thing :: cake. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Chocolate Briefcase Cake :: a FFAY recipe for Sinkology

Look­ing for the per­fect acces­so­ry to go with some much need­ed P & Q?? Or you want a sim­ple but spe­cial dessert for the fam­i­ly? Or you just LOVE choco­late cake — and are always up for try­ing a new choco­late cake recipe? Well, this choco­late cake is SURE to be just the thing you need. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Peanut Butter Cake — complete with a surprise inside ((oh, and it’s in a jar))

This cake recipe is anoth­er twist on my favorite White Almond Sheet Cake ((aka White Texas Sheet Cake)). I have made sev­er­al ver­sions of this recipe over the last few years, and truth­ful­ly each one is as good as the next. There is some­thing about stove top cake bat­ter and stove top but­ter­cream. They just nev­er will dis­ap­point. Well, Con­tin­ue read­ing

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

We recent­ly cel­e­brat­ed Blondie’s 10th birth­day & guess what that boy request­ed for his birth­day cake?? ((Well, you prob­a­bly don’t need to guess, since I gave it away in the title & fea­tured pho­to…)) So, good job! You are right. He picked cheese­cake. Orig­i­nal­ly, he had an elab­o­rate idea of mak­ing me stack a cook­ie, birth­day cake and lay­ers of but­ter­cream on top of a vanil­la cheese­cake and I quick­ly, and nice­ly, refused. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Champagne Cheesecake :: A Happy New Year’s Dessert MUST ((a NEW Food for a Year recipe for Sinkology))

I am hap­py to share anoth­er sim­ple, sat­is­fy­ing, beau­ti­ful­ly rus­tic recipe I have writ­ten for Sinkol­o­gy, per­fect for your New Year’s fes­tiv­i­ties! The com­plete recipe can be seen over on the Sinkol­o­gy Blog!

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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake — THE Dessert you have been looking for! (Part 1 of the “Busy Mom Approved” recipe series)


Okay friends, I am going to blast a few recipes out over the next week. There will be very lit­tle com­men­tary — not because they are not com­men­tary wor­thy, but because this mom­ma is full-up with life. These are TOO GOOD to them let slip away into my vault of recipes that nev­er make there way to the light of the blog!

You know these recipes must good, or else there is NO way I would stop and share. Maybe they will help bring a lit­tle “slow-down” to your days — so ready or not, here they come! Con­tin­ue read­ing

Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Sigh. Gra­cie did it. She went and added anoth­er fin­ger to her age — and to make mat­ters worse, that par­tic­u­lar fin­ger is on her sec­ond hand.  Well, and I didn’t even men­tion the tri­fec­ta of heartache :: she lost her first tooth ((twice, that is a sto­ry for anoth­er day)) too! All this gib­ber­ish is code for Gra­cie turned 6. And with that mile­stone, my heart lost a lit­tle piece of itself.

There must be 2 types of moms, well maybe 3: Con­tin­ue read­ing

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