The Best Ever Banana Cake – made even better!

My littlest one just turned two which provided a needed excuse to bake a birthday cake. I was in a bit of a baking rut, my KitchenAid needed to be sent in for a repair and I’ve been relying on a hand mixer which can surprisingly conquer most baking needs in the kitchen. I didn’t…

Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Any Celebration Brownies

Reposting the recipe for my most favorite brownies courtesy of my dear friend Brenda. They’ve come to be known in our family as daddy’s birthday brownies because my husband loves anything baked with extra chocolate (this one calls for an entire bag of chocolate chips) and the recipe is so simple that my daughters can…

Prize Winning Lemon Pound Cake

When my daughter entered us in our local town bake-off I couldn’t think of a better submission than a lemon cake. The fact that the town is called Pound Ridge made it an even more appropriate choice. Everyone should have a great lemon cake recipe, its the perfect accompaniment to a lazy brunch, dressed up…

Chocolaty Chunk Coconut Banana Bread

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate banana bread recipe. It’s the number one requested dessert in our house so I am always looking to improve upon my recipe. A bunch of overly ripe bananas called for another go at it this morning. I stumbled upon this irresistable looking recipe from Half Baked Harvest swapping butter or…