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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

pineapple upside down cake recipe

I swear I’ve posted this on my blog before. I’m sure of it. Where it has gone and why I cannot find it are beyond my comprehension. I just don’t understand. Maybe it’s lost in my unpublished drafts somewhere. Who knows. I’ve been making this pineapple upside down recipe for at least ten years. It started with a recipe from The Pampered Chef, and it has morphed into this over the years. I made it on Easter, when I found inspiration in a box of yellow cake mix and didn’t have enough eggs. I’ve made it lots, and it has … Read more

Triple Chocolate Cake with Homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

triple chocolate cake with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting

Is your mouth watering? It should be. I turned a plain old cake mix and a few humble add-ins into a moist and decadent chocolate masterpiece for my dad’s birthday. I felt like Jesus, feeding the masses with a couple of loaves. Well, except that this cake didn’t feed the masses. It was so good that everyone wanted a second slice, and every crumb was gone before the sun set on my dad’s birthday. So I guess it wasn’t much like Jesus after all. You’ll love it anyway. This is the right amount of frosting for a bundt cake. If you decide … Read more

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crumb Topping

Pumpkin pie says Thanksgiving to me. It’s not my favorite pie (that would be pecan), but I’m never able to leave it off of my Thanksgiving menu. This recipe is the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten, due mostly to the thick layer of pecan crumb that I dribble over the pumpkin before baking. It could also have something to do with the whipped topping I dollop on top. This recipe and 11 others appear in Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, the ebook I published in October. All 12 will grace my table this Thursday.   Print Recipe Pumpkin Pie with … Read more

Banana Upside Down Cake

The best easy banana upside down cake recipe - This simple and tasty recipe starts with a boxed cake mix and adds bananas, butter, nuts, brown sugar, and spices to make a caramelized topping. It's sure to become one of your favorite desserts!

  A week or two ago, Joe brought home three pounds of bananas from a warehouse club. We eat a lot of bananas (and these were green like limes the first day), but the last couple still became overripe before we could finish them. I’ve been known to put overripe bananas in all kinds of things – brownie mixes, pancakes, waffles, breads, and even cakes – because throwing food away drives me crazy. The last few bananas from Joe’s warehouse club deal were browning this weekend when Grace began to harass her baby sister (and me, holding the baby). Mashing … Read more

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping – Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Originally posted on October 20, 2008 I love pecan pie, Dear Reader. I mean, I adore it. I wish I could live on pecan pie, but I don’t know if my teeth and hips could stand such a diet. Pumpkin pie, not so much. I like it enough, but I don’t love it. That’s not true. I do love it when it’s mounded with 2 cups of Cool Whip, but then it sort of ceases to be pumpkin pie and is really just pumpkin-y whipped topping, so I don’t think that counts. Anyway, when I started having my family’s Thanksgiving … Read more

Gourmet Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping

pumpkin pie with pecan topping

I love pecan pie, Dear Reader. I mean, I adore it. I wish I could live on pecan pie, but I don’t know if my teeth and hips could stand such a diet. Pumpkin pie, not so much. I like it enough, but I don’t love it. Well, I love it when it’s mounded with 2 cups of Cool Whip, but then it sort of ceases to be pumpkin pie and is really just pumpkin-y whipped topping, so I don’t think that counts. Anyway, when I started having my family’s Thanksgiving celebration at my house, I set out to find … Read more