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I cannot resist cakes with weird ingredients. I just can’t. So, when I came across a recipe for a chocolate cake that had, as the “secret” ingredient,...

So, if you are anything like me, you have about eight pounds of leftover Easter Ham in your fridge or freezer right now, just mocking you. Well, maybe...

I think it’s about time for another contest, don’t you??? Yeah. I think it’s about that time. And the theme of this contest??? Gelatin! Jell-O. Knox. The jiggly stuff. The good stuff.  The stuff that glued our childhoods together. The stuff that held bits of fruit and even (ulp!) veggies in suspended animation.  The thing that no holiday table is complete...

Whew!! The Eight Days of Lamb Cakes has come to a close and was it ever fun! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, commented and generally followed...

Happy Easter, Everyone! I don’t know what happened with this guy, but he ended up looking a bit more like a puppy than a lamb! Either way, this...

It’s Day #7, and here is the seventh lamb cake! The recipe for this cute little guy was sent to me by Laura, who writes:   I am writing on behalf...

Are you sick of lamb cakes yet? Well, you’d better hang in there because we have two more days to go! This is yet another recipe from Martha K.!  I am telling you, she sent me some awesome stuff! This is a Lady Baltimore version of the Lambie Cake, and I chose this one to make because it had an interesting method of mixing all of the ingredients together. Instead...

Look at this face!!! This adorable face belongs to lamb cake number 5, Martha Meade’s Lamb Cake.  This is yet another recipe that came from the huge stash of recipes from Martha K. (Hi, Martha!) and I picked this one to try out because it has something that not many of the other recipes had: Flavoring! This recipe called for grated lemon peel, which I was really...

Exciting news, guys!  I am going to be on the radio! Tomorrow morning, (April 5th) I am going to be on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio starting at 8:00 am Central Time for an hour chatting about vintage recipes, lamb cake and The Mid-Century Menu. It is going to be a call-in show, so if you have any burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask me,...

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