Category: Recipes

Mandarin Orange Cake 2

Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake is an unusual treat to serve with coffee, or as a fresh after-dinner dessert. Normally, you see Mandarin Orange Cake made with artificial whipped topping and a box cake mix, but this version is entirely from scratch, and comes in both regular and high-altitude versions.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream 4

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

A rich, moist chocolate cupcake made with dark chocolate and cocoa powder. In regular and high-altitude versions. Dwaine was talking with a neighbor who mentioned that she was craving some chocolate cupcakes. As luck would have it, Dwaine had managed to snag a bagful of baking chocolate bars at the store in the markdown bin! So I needed...

Roasted Bone-In Turkey Breast 0

Roasted Turkey Breast 3 Ways

Simple ingredients in a no-fuss recipe delivers delicious, juicy results every time. With 3 versions of spice rub to choose from. These days, a trip to the store is always a crapshoot. You never know what you’re going to find, and you’d better be ready to snap it up if it’s available. This week it was bone-in turkey...

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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 today, which is pretty remarkable as...


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 in Denver.  Dozens of chilies, all...