Bake an Elegant Spring Cake: The Fun and Easy Way

I was asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to create a springtime family treat. All opinions are my own.When my family comes to visit, I'd love to set out an elegant spread of food and refreshments. But with my busy schedule, that's not always possible. I work full-time as a marketing communications manager, and then I have this blog on top of it. Most of my spare time is spent with family and when the opportunity came for me to see the newest … [Read more...]

Apple Upside Down Cake

When the weather cools it never fails. I get severe cravings for baked goods. Maybe baked goods just help me through the process of mourning the loss of summer. Since apples are in season, I thought I'd try out a recipe for Apple Upside Down Cake. (I'm joining a group of bloggers for Festival of Fall week - see the schedule below!) Mmmm. Baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon mixed in. I used Jazzy apples for this recipe. I'd never heard … [Read more...]

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake Recipe

Summer is my favorite time of year and one of the things I love most about this season is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I canned tomatoes from my garden and a trip to the local farm market provides me with produce that's not found in my backyard. Blackberries were my choice of fruit this week and I wanted to find a recipe for this dark berry that consistently ranks in the upper echelon of super food lists. I decided to … [Read more...]

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