Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches (three milks) cake is a sponge cake soaked in evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and whole milk.  It is believed to have originated in Latin America, as it is a popular desert there, but this fact is somewhat disputed.  Many Spanish cultures claim this desert for their own. It reminds me of rum … Continue reading

Whiskey Cake

Packaged cake mixes became very popular in the 1950s.  Betty Crocker was the first to get  Yellow and White cake mixes to American supermarkets in 1947.  In 1948 Pillsbury was the first to introduce a Chocolate cake mix, and in 1951, Duncan Hines got in the act by grabbing a hold of his share in … Continue reading

Easter Sweet Ricotta Pie

  When most young children think of Easter, they think of the Easter Bunny, chocolate, Easter baskets, beautifully dyed eggs, egg hunts, etc.   While all this is part of my fond memories of Easter, what really sticks out in my mind are the pies!  The variety of Easter pies that came in and out … Continue reading

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  You will want to grab a cup of coffee for sure, once you sit down to eat a piece of this Sour Cream Coffee Cake.  If you think you can bake this and save it for the next day’s breakfast, you’re fooling yourself.  You’ll be lucky if it sticks around that long. In my … Continue reading

Mom’s Apple Crisp

Growing up in the 50s, you could always count on dessert each and every night, or at least that is how it was in our house and the houses of my friends.  Most nights, we would wait anxiously to see what homemade treat would come out of the kitchen after dinner.  Lots of dessert recipes … Continue reading