Plum Custard Cake

Time: 90 minutes It is Fall and I love to eat stone fruit in cobblers, crisps and cakes. For Thanksgiving, I made this very simple and delicious cake, with typical Fall flavors – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom! The perfect symphony… Great music and great food. Music Selection: Ed Sheeran (including Andrea Bocelli) –…

Overnight Baked Cinnamon Toast

Time: overnight plus 1 hour baking My family loves french toast. I am not such a big fan, but I do like to make it for them as it is a meal they will fill up on. This recipe is great when you are having company for breakfast or brunch – as we can focus…

Spiced Apple, Pear and Pecan Dump Cake

I just discovered dump cake recipes and this is the first that I have tried! So easy, so fast, so delicious! Since these make me happy, I decided to pair it with a “dumped” song to pick up anyone going through a broken heart… I hope it passes and you are happy again – this…

Banana Tartes Tatin

Banana Tartes Tatin Time: 30 minutes Makes 6 individual tartes Music Selection: Zappacosta – Nothing Can Stand In Your Way I really like this simple recipe. It can be a fancy dessert or you can serve it for breakfast. Sometimes, I make it with pears or apples instead of bananas! AND sometimes, I make it…

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Time: 1 hour; makes about 20 medium cookies Music Selection: Pharrell Williams “Happy” When my boys were young, my Aunt Jeannette brought over home made snickerdoodles. Needless to say, my boys gobbled them up and we added the recipe to our family favorite list. I married up the recipe with Mrs. Fields tried and true,…