Strawberry Season

Strawberry season for us in New England is a few weeks away. There really is something about sitting in a field full of strawberry plants, the sun shining down on your face, the birds singing and the smell of life in the air. I've always loved quiet moments, those moments you smile to yourself because… Continue reading Strawberry Season


Strawberry Skillet Cake

A beautiful day deserves a beautiful dessert. This is Raspberry Skillet Cake's half sister. Butter and sugar are creamed and strawberries are diced.   Dry ingredients are added and we have ourselves a cake batter. Diced strawberries are folded in. The batter is spread into the prepared cast-iron skillet and baked for 35-40 minutes.


4th of July Cake

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. A national holiday associated with backyard bbq's and fireworks. We are expecting rain today and the fireworks aren't until tomorrow, so we're celebrating with cake. I just couldn't have it any other way. The batter for this cake is the same… Continue reading 4th of July Cake


Strawberry Pie

The summer season is upon us. Saturday was the first day of summer and we were enjoying it in the Adirondack mountains, paddling a canoe on a glistening lake while birds sang and grills grilled. We enjoyed peaceful mornings cooking over an open flame while the fog took it's sweet time to lift and the… Continue reading Strawberry Pie


Strawberry Lemonade

The sun shone through the window in the early morning hours suggesting the possibilities of the day.  The lake was calling. After gathering towels and a beach blanket we were out the door and on our way. After a few hours we found ourselves back home, preparing for a trip to the orchard. Blueberries are now in season… Continue reading Strawberry Lemonade

Crisps and crumbles

Berry Crisp

This berry crisp is a "put things into perspective" kind of crisp. It's sweet and crunchy and full of summertime flavor. The strawberries give it the sweetness that blueberries alone just can't lend. For seven years, each summer, I have admitted to myself that I want to go home. Each year it is a relief to say it… Continue reading Berry Crisp

Cake, TWD

TWD- French Strawberry Cake

For years, I have been perusing food blogs for recipes, cooking tips and techniques. I have come across the symbol (TWD) on many occasions. It stands for Tuesday's with Dorie. Dorie Greenspan is the author of 10 cookbooks and has won numerous awards. Tuesday's with Dorie is an online baking club that originally baked it's way… Continue reading TWD- French Strawberry Cake


Dan’s Fans

I have been living one state over from one of my cousins for the past six years and yet, I have only seen her once or twice during this time. In a month she is moving to the west coast. It was decided that we had to get together before she moves. We are only a… Continue reading Dan’s Fans