Lemon-Coriander Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon-Coriander Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon-Coriander Poppy Seed Cake


With the advent of fall, and the crisp weather it brings, I always find myself drinking more and more tea. Heading to the tea pot to warm up on a chilly gray afternoon has become a welcome routine for me- there’s nothing quite like curling up in a comfy chair with a good book and a piping hot cup of tea. Unless of course you add in a generous slice of cake!

This cake is one of my favorites for pairing with tea. Buttery lemon poppy seed cake with a dash of spicy coriander lends itself beautifully to a cup of Earl Grey, with a wonderfully creamy filling of lemon curd gently folded into whipped cream. Top it all off with a generous dusting of powdered sugar and you have the ultimate cake to brighten up that dreary autumn day! Continue reading


The Ultimate Black Forest Cake Recipe

Moist, decadent chocolate cake is livened up with tart red cherries and whipped cream in this classic cake recipe.

This is hands down my favorite cake! I have never been a huge fan of traditional cake frosting, since it tends to be too heavy and sweet for my taste. The whipped cream on this cake is airy and light, with just the right amount of sweetness, and while you can’t exactly pass off cake as being healthy, this reduced-sugar recipe will at least be gentler on your waistline without sacrificing flavor.

Life is short. Make time for cake.  Tweet: Life is short. Make time for cake. via @VegetarianMade http://ctt.ec/gGt0P+ Continue reading

“Mom’s Best Waffles” with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

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I know I’ve been doing a lot of sentimental recipes lately -blame it on the holidays- but this is the time of year I crave traditional family dishes. I can’t help it, I’ve been blessed with a multi-generational family of amazing cooks, and let me tell you, my mom makes some pretty mean recipes -not the least of which are her waffles. Continue reading

Banana Split Mousse

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Did you know that today was national mousse day? In celebration, I wanted to share this original recipe I created in an attempt to use up some extra whipped cream from Thanksgiving. It’s incredibly light and silky smooth with a wonderful flavor reminiscent of a banana split – layered with fresh bananas and topped off with a sprinkling of cinnamon, this mousse will satisfy your sweet tooth without weighing you down!

Banana Split Mousse – serves 1

  • 1 rounded T dark chocolate chips
  • 1 rounded T white chocolate chips
  • 1/2  C whipped cream
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thinly
  • cinnamon, dash

In a microwave safe bowl, combine white and dark chocolate chips and heat in microwave on medium until melted. Stir chocolate until smooth, then fold in whipped cream, one spoon at a time, until very thick and fluffy.

In a sundae bowl or glass, layer mousse and slices of banana. Top with more slices of banana and a light sprinkle of cinnamon.