Six-Layer Red Velvet Disaster Cake


I was excited to make a cake using the recipe I’d made for cupcakes earlier in the month. I’d liked it so much that I knew I had to try it as a cake, especially when Veronica kept dropping hints that red velvet cake is her favorite cake. I decided to pair the cake with…

Banana Chiffon Cake (AKA Banana Igloo Cake)


It’s been a long, hot summer here in the Pacific Northwest. Even the most steadfastly devoted sun lovers I know here are admitting they are sick of summer and can’t wait for fall. Summer is prime cake making time for me normally. First of all, there’s cake week which happens every year the week of…

Homemade Jerky


I can’t say I ever imagined I would make my own beef (or turkey) jerky. However, now that I’ve made it, I never want to eat store-bought jerky again. Consider this: you can make your own nitrate-free jerky without a dehydrator with very little effort. I took some of this stuff in to work for…

Sea Salt and Vinegar Sweet Potatoes


For various reasons it’s been hard for me to keep up with the blogging recently. For one thing, it’s been 90 plus degrees for what feels like the entire summer (in reality, most of July and now we’re getting it in August, too). I try not to turn on any heat source (stove, oven, pizza-pizzaz,…