Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

The beauty of this Vanilla Cake recipe lies in its simplicity. See, it’s so simple that it works in lots of scenarios — Christmas brunch, summer barbecues, and of course birthdays. We call this Kindergarten Cake in our family because it’s the cake that the kindy teachers made for birthdays when my kids were in […]

The Best Pavlova Recipe

This version of the classic New Zealand dessert has been a family favorite for decades. It’s somewhere between a hard meringue and an angel food cake — so, heaven, or the best of both worlds.

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

I had been using this banana bread recipe for many years before I realized how great it is. At some point, I decided to try some other recipes, in the endless quest to fix things that aren’t broken. Only then did I realize that this one uses much less added sugar than most.

Molasses Cookie Recipe (Very Easy)

This molasses cookie recipe has been in my family FOREVER. I’ve been making them since I was a wee cutey pie, as has my daughter (they’re her favorite). They are so delicious but so unfussy. Sometimes they come out crispy, sometimes chewy, sometimes puffy, sometimes flat — they are always delicious because of that molasses-ginger-cinnamon-clove magic!