When it comes to holidays, it is difficult to determine which holiday has the most significant meal. Is it Easter celebration or Christmas merriment? It is hard to say, but one thing is certain, the ONE holiday set around a table gathering is Thanksgiving.
Category: Food & Recipes
The black forest cake has German origins dating back to the 16th century. There various possibilities as to how the cake got it’s name and many believe it’s because the cake resembles traditional costumes worn by women in the Black Forest.
Life is too short to not enjoy a good dessert! They are our comforts, some of our best memories and downright delicious. There are so many sweet treats to enjoy that it is even hard to compile a list; although I have tried. Over the years, I have tried my fair share of desserts and while there are a variety of decadent, there are some that I keep coming back to to satisfy my sweet tooth.
You won’t see swimsuits, daisy dukes, and flip flops now for a while, unless you live in tropical area that is. Even still, fall is officially here and it’s time to bring out the sweaters, scarves and booties; but it’s not just style that changes. Along with the changing colors of the leaves, come those changes in décor, atmosphere, and taste. So it’s also time to brew that pumpkin spice coffee, light apple cinnamon candles, and bring out the flavorful pies.
When stuck-in-a-dessert rut, this cake never fails. It’s not a backup, but a go-to; when you want something delicious, but not complicated; when you want to sit back and relax. This is a dessert that can be paired with any meal at any time.
When I am in the kitchen, I love experimenting and building on recipes that I have already mastered. My latest creation from Christmas was this lovely Italian Cream Cheese Pound Cake. Covered in coconut flakes and topped with seasonal fruits, it requires a lot of love and focus to bring to plate. I particularly like this cake for its tropical flair and “good ole” southern baking from scratch.