Perfect Cake Layers 5

Swan’s Down High Altitude White Cake Recipe

(Original cake recipe from a tattered magazine page stuck in an old church cookbook.  I finally found the origin online here. )  This is the original Swan’s Down high altitude white cake recipe.  It’s been in use since around 1894, so I’d guess it’s pretty solid.  And Swan’s Down is still around...

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Santa Fe Style Carne Adovada

One of the most intimidating things about cooking an international dish like this Santa Fe Style Carne Adovada is recognizing the variations in ingredients.  Dwaine and I will often walk around a grocery in Puerto Vallarta and marvel at the enormous variety in vegetables they have compared to our paltry selection here...

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake 0

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

Here’s an old-fashioned homemade lemon pound cake recipe that is not at all difficult and the results are spectacular!  With all the butter, fluffy egg whites and sweet natural sugar, no one can resist a homemade lemon pound cake. Shop The Container Store for all your kitchen storage needs. “Pound Cake” originated...

Chicken Divan 6

Chicken Divan from Scratch

No “cream-of-Something”, no artificial flavors, no preservatives – just creamy, tasty chicken goodness! That’s the secret behind this Chicken Divan Casserole recipe I made the other night for friends. I checked my freezer and had 4 nice chicken breasts, so a Chicken Divan from Scratch sounded perfect.  It bakes in the oven...

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie 0

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.)...