Earlier this month, a friend posted about making a chocolate cake and how simple it was. Someone asked for the recipe and she replied it was on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa can. Curious, I picked up a can of said cocoa and the necessary ingredients to bake it. I have to say this is the most decadent chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted and not just because I baked it! I spread the middle layer of the cake with caramel sauce to make this my own. See what strikes you as a good middle layer topping.
Winter has the area where I live in its clutches and I don’t like it. My idea of rebelling against (or living in denial of) it all is baking something that reminds me of Summer. Pineapples remind me of warmer temps and sunny days. I looked through many cookbooks for just the right recipe. Many of the ones I came across involved a sheet cake and cream cheese for frosting or maraschino cherries and a cast iron skillet. Not really what I had in mind. Just when I was ready to give up, I found the below recipe in Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book and tweaked it a bit. It is an unconventional recipe but give it a try. The results are delicious!
I was fortunate to move to a new home this past Summer. Not that I love moving, just that we arrived in time to share in the bounty from our neighbor’s produce garden. One of the items was zucchini. I have never really known what to do with this vegetable other than to sauté it in olive oil or shred it and make chocolate zucchini cake. Wanting to expand my zucchini recipe knowledge, I asked our kind neighbor if she had a recipe for this vegetable that she really loved. She shared the below recipe and I am so thankful for this tasty, easy to put together dish.
I have been searching for a great chili verde recipe. I felt a bit like Goldilocks during the research phase: this one’s too runny, this one’s too bland, this one takes too long… Follows my adaptation of three recipes. After all, what is cooking but adaptation and interpretation?
Welcome to my first post as “CMart Cooks.” As I was pondering what recipe I should share first, I thought, why not the cake that I’m still eating?
Earlier this week I had a “baking don’t.” It was a shame as it involved apples from our tree. (Sorry, David!) To redeem myself, I baked a banana chocolate chip cake the easy peasy way-using cake mix. I know, please don’t judge. I got the idea for this experiment when a friend of mine posted she was looking for an easy pumpkin bread recipe and a friend of hers replied she should try spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Genius! As I looked at the 2 ripe, lonely bananas on my kitchen counter, it came to me: