Strawberry Crumb Yogurt Cake

Fresh-picked strawberries add a touch of Spring to the  classic crumb cake. Strawberry Yogurt Cake Makes 9 servings Topping 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Cake 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose […]

Lemon Bar Cheesecake

This is the perfect dessert to welcome in spring. Lemon Bar Cheesecake, adapted from Southern Living Magazine, February 2013 Makes 10-12 servings Crust 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 2 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons ice water Lemon […]

French Apple Cake

Last Friday I started Dr. Oz’s 3-Day cleanse, and I have to say it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be–at first. Usually I’ll fast at the beginning of the year to clean out my system from all the lovely meals and treats that I enjoyed over the quarter-long celebration season–which begins […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

I finished writing my first novel on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:08pm EDT, and I celebrated with cake. In January, I started with one idea that developed into a contemporary romance novel that transformed into a great story about family, love, happiness and faith. It celebrates starting over and second chances. And the love scenes […]