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Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

To end the month of August, I wanted to share another lemon recipe that we really love. Glazed Lemon Pound Cake is a refreshing dessert to serve with tea or following your evening meal.

Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake

Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake

I love making Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake in the spring and summer months. This is a deliciously moist cake for you to try with some fresh garden herbs. Plus, you can bake it in loaf form or in mini Bundt pans–which are especially sweet for a 

Vanilla Pound Cake

Vanilla Pound Cake

Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe during this year’s Holiday Season–or any time, really! The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top! 

Vanilla Pound Cake - Vaulted Cathedral Bundt Pan

The above pictured Bundt cake pan is a Nordic Ware Vaulted Cathedral Bundt Pan and is especially beautiful, but you can use any 9-10 cup Bundt cake pan that you desire or have on hand. 

The “secret ingredient” in this recipe is the Princess Emulsion Flavoring. Believe me, you will want to purchase some of this, if you haven’t done so already!

It gives recipes a nutty, citrus, rich taste that makes people exclaim “what is that wonderful flavor I’m tasting?”

I use this flavoring in several of my recipes, including my Sourdough Banana Bread, Cranberry Pound Cake, and Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Vanilla Pound Cake

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter, softened
  • cream cheese, softened
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs (5 of them)
  • whole milk
  • Princess Flavoring Emulsion

Topping:

  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • water

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and cream cheese, and granulated sugar until well combined.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Add whole milk and Princess Flavoring and continue beating on high for 2-3 minutes.

See my note at the beginning of this recipe regarding Princess Flavoring Emulsion. 

Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beating just to combine.

Pour and scrape into a lightly greased 10-cup Bundt pan.

You may choose to grease and flour the Bundt pan, or I like to spray Baker’s Joy inside it, which works really well for all of my intricately designed pans. They just pop right out, with no sticking.

Bake cake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

 

Sugar Topping for this Cake

To make the sugar topping, combine granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and water to make a simple syrup.

Vanilla Pound Cake - Nordic Ware Crown Bundt Pan

After 10 minutes, remove cake from pan onto a wire rack. Brush topping over warm cake. Allow the cake to cool before serving. (The above cake pan is a Nordic Ware “Crown” Bundt Pan.)

This cake will serve 12-14 people. Serve with freshly whipped cream and fresh berries.

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Recipe for Vanilla Pound Cake - Nordic Ware Crown Bundt Pan

Vanilla Pound Cake

Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe during this year’s Holiday Season--or any time, really. The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bundt Cake, Pound Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Rubber Spatula
Bundt Cake Pan
Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons Princess Flavoring Emulsion

Topping:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and cream cheese, and granulated sugar until well combined, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating about a minute after each addition.
  • Add whole milk and Princess Flavoring Emulsion and continue beating on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating just to combine.
  • Using a rubber spatula, pour and scrape into a lightly greased 10-cup Bundt pan. (You may choose to grease and flour the Bundt pan, or I like to spray Baker's Joy inside it, which works really well for all of my intricately designed pans. They just pop right out, with no sticking.)
  • Bake cake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Sugar Topping

  • To make the sugar topping, combine granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and water to make a simple syrup.
  • After 10 minutes, remove cake from pan onto a wire rack. Brush topping over warm cake. Allow the cake to cool before serving.
  • This cake will serve 12-14 people. Serve with freshly whipped cream and fresh berries.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
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Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake is a yummy dessert to serve your family. Fresh, plump, juicy berries. Moist tender cake with a hint of lemon. While a lot of pound cakes are made in Bundt pans, I like how this one is formed in a loaf 

Cranberry Pound Cake with Almonds

Cranberry Pound Cake with Almonds

  Here’s a delicious recipe to make for your family during the holidays. Cranberry Pound Cake with Almonds is especially good after it has set for 1-2 days. It is amazingly flavorful and moist, and I love the added sweet bites of cranberries. So yummy!  

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue is sure to delight every chocolate craving you may ever have. It’s so delicious. And easy. Melted chocolate mixed with creamy peanut butter used for dipping with your favorite fruits, cake, or cookies. 

Swiss Lugano Fondue Set - Cheese Fondue

Everybody loves a good fondue, and there’s nothing better than a dessert fondue to bring fun to a gathering–big or small. Whether you’re planning a entire fondue meal with melted cheese, hot dipping oil, and dessert, or just topping off a great meal with a delicious and fun dessert, this chocolate fondue will leave everyone happy and satisfied.

 

Ingredients to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • half and half cream
  • creamy peanut butter
  • vanilla extract
  • kosher salt

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Here are two options for heating the chocolate.

It’s typically better to heat your fondues on the stove or in the microwave rather than in a fondue pot, which has a low and unstable heat source. Melt your fondue and then transfer it to the fondue pot for serving. 

Option 1 – In a medium glass bowl, combine the chocolate chips, half and half cream, and peanut butter. Place in a microwave and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds or so until chocolate has melted.

Option 2 – Using a double boiler, pour 2 cups of water in the saucepan and bring to a low boil. Combine the chocolate chips, half and half cream, and peanut butter in the bowl of a double boiler. Set on top of the gently boiling water. Stir the ingredients to combine as they warm and melt.

When the chocolate has melted, stir in the vanilla extract and kosher salt.

Transfer the chocolate mixture to a fondue dish or pot to serve.

While some fondue pots may be multi-functional, in general the three types of fondue pots and their uses are: Stainless for boiling broth or oil for meats; Enamel for cheese; and Ceramic for chocolate. These can be electric, or use a canned heating source. You might also use a mini crockpot to keep cheese or chocolate warm.

Serve with the following: Marshmallows, Pretzel Sticks, Graham Crackers, Animal Cookies, Shortbread, Pound Cake, Angel Food Cake, Sliced Bananas, Sliced Apples, Pineapple Chunks, and Strawberries.

Wine Pairing Suggestion: Your favorite Riesling or Moscato.

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Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Here's a recipe that will delight every chocolate craving you may ever have. Delicious. And so easy. Make some tonight!
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Swiss
Keyword: Creamy Peanut Butter, Fondue Party, Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Prep Time: 16 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Double Boiler Set
Fondue Forks
Fondue Set

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • Option 1 - In a medium glass bowl, combine the chocolate chips, half and half cream, and peanut butter. Place in a microwave and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds or so until chocolate has melted.
    Option 2 - Using a double boiler, pour 2 cups of water in the saucepan and bring to a low boil. Combine the chocolate chips, half and half cream, and peanut butter in the bowl of a double boiler. Set on top of the gently boiling water. Stir the ingredients to combine as they warm and melt.
    Option 3 - Using a fondue pot, place the chocolate chips, half and half cream, and peanut butter in the pot. Set the temperature for chocolate or low and allow the ingredients to warm in the pot, stirring frequently.
  • When the chocolate has melted, stir in the vanilla extract and kosher salt.
  • At this time, you may transfer the chocolate mixture to a fondue dish if desired.
  • Serve with the following: Marshmallows, Pretzel Sticks, Graham Crackers, Animal Cookies, Shortbread, Pound Cake, Angel Food Cake, Sliced Bananas, Sliced Apples, Pineapple Chunks, and Strawberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg
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Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

This Cranberry Bakewell Tart recipe is my attempt at a traditional British tea pastry. Lined with a buttery shortbread crust, and filled with almond cream (frangipane) and a thick delicious cranberry sauce, it received a thumbs up from our daughters. A couple years ago, when 

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Once Thanksgiving arrives, I gear up for lots of holiday baking. Cookies, breads, cakes, and special desserts–many of which turn into food gifts for loved ones. I love the warm spices that scent the air–cinnamon, peppermint, nutmeg, and cloves. Can a person have too many 

Easter Dinner Menu Ideas

Easter Dinner Menu Ideas

Easter is just around the corner. Do you need a few Easter Dinner Menu Ideas to consider? Some folks like to serve a Holiday Ham, Turkey, or even Roasted Chicken. If you’d prefer a change from the traditional, here are some recipes to consider for this year’s event. 

 

Easter Dinner Menu Ideas – Stuffed Main Dishes and More

I made this Stuffed Pork Tenderloin based on an Italian “Rosa di Parma”–which is so wonderfully tender and delicious you have to try it! Treat yourself to an Italian dinner and serve this as a Secondi or meat course.

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Here's a recipe I made based on an Italian "Rosa di Parma"--which is so wonderfully tender and delicious you have to try it! Treat yourself to an Italian dinner and serve this as a Secondi or meat course.
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This Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce is the perfect choice to wow your dinner guests. Start with a pan-seared elk tenderloin fillet, brushed with Dijon mustard, cloaked in mushroom Duxelles and prosciutto, and then wrapped in a homemade sourdough puff pastry that has been baked to golden perfection. Finish off by topping it with a generous spoonful of silky Madeira sauce that has simmered in a demi-glace sauce of vegetables and herbs. 

Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce
Want to wow your dinner party guests with a meal fit for a king? This Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce is the perfect choice. 
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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is an easy, yet elegant recipe for a special dinner. Tender and lightly seasoned chicken breasts rolled up in ham and oozing Swiss cheese baked in a golden brown crust. It’s so good. Your family or guests will think you’ve slaved in the kitchen all day.

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
Here is an easy, yet elegant recipe for a special dinner. Serve with Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Onion Crescent Rolls. So yummy!
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The secret to making a Savory Pot Roast with Vegetables is searing in the juices at the very beginning. Once that’s done, let is simmer slowly on the stove. Then use the yummy juices to season the vegetables for roasting in the oven. So good. 

Savory Pot Roast with Vegetables
The secret to making a Savory Pot Roast is searing in the juices at the very beginning. Once that's done, let is simmer slowly on the stove. Then use the yummy juices to season the vegetables for roasting in the oven. So good. 
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A Few Sides for Your Easter Table

 

Baked Italian Zucchini Boats has become one of my go-to side dishes when I want something a little special. Especially for an Italian dinner, but really, it goes well with many dishes. It’s quite pleasing to the eye and is a great way to use up your garden zucchini!

Baked Italian Zucchini Boats
Here's a recipe we tried one summer and dearly loved. A great way to use up your garden zucchini. Enjoy!
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I enjoy making Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes for family gatherings or church potlucks. They are so easy to make and can be prepared a day ahead. I’ve been making this recipe for years and it’s still one of my family’s most requested potato recipe.

Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes
I enjoy making Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes for family gatherings or church potlucks. They are so easy to make and can be prepared a day ahead. I’ve been making this recipe for years and it’s still one of my family’s most requested potato recipe.
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I like to serve Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce for special meals, such as with Chicken Cordon Bleu. A creamy dill sauce with mushrooms and garlic, served over steamed asparagus and julienned carrots.

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Here's a recipe I like to serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu. A drill cream sauce with mushrooms and garlic, served over steamed asparagus and julienned carrots. It really adds a special "je ne sais quoi" to the meal.
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It took me 50 years before I tried Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and I must admit that I adore and love them! Lesson learned: It shouldn’t take a person so long to try new things!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
It has taken me 50 years before I tried Brussels sprouts, and I must admit that I adore and love them!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 

Easter Dinner Menu Ideas – Breads

 

Onion Crescent Rolls is a fantastic recipe I like to make for my family that is amazingly easy to prepare. So light and soft–like little fluffy pillows! I hope you’ll take the time to try these and that you’ll love them as much as we do!

Onion Crescent Rolls
Onion Crescent Rolls is a fantastic recipe I like to make for my family that is amazingly easy to prepare. So light and soft--like little fluffy pillows! I hope you'll take the time to try these and that you'll love them as much as we do!
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Onion Crescent Rolls

 

Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.

Ranch Loaves
This recipe is one of our favorite breads. It won a purple ribbon at the county fair.
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Cottage Cheese Butterhorn Rolls is a fun little recipe when you’re called on to make something for your next family gathering. They are simply fabulous. Full of flavor and so very tender with just a hint of sweetness. They are small, so perfect for a buffet table where you grab-and-go. Plus, they would work for a brunch, a dinner, or even as a surprise treat at a picnic.

Cottage Cheese Butterhorn Rolls
Here is a fun little recipe when you need a sweet treat. Goes well with potluck dinners or for picnics.
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Cottage Cheese Butterhorn Rolls

 

A Few Salads to Grace Your Table

 

This Glorified Rice Salad recipe is a family favorite. I’ve been making it for years and take it to family gatherings at Christmas and Easter. It works very well for church potlucks, too.

Glorified Rice Salad
This is a festive dish to serve for family or church gatherings--excellent for Christmas or Easter!
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Broccoli Raisin Salad is one of my favorites. I love the combination of fresh broccoli, bacon, cheddar cheese, and raisins all tied together in a creamy dressing. Yum!

Broccoli Raisin Salad
Here's a delicious salad to serve at your next family gathering. One of our favorites!
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Broccoli Raisin Salad

 

Spinach Salad with Vinegar Dressing is a perfect salad to accompany your Easter dinner. I love this dressing. It has just the right amount sweetness and seasoning. And it goes perfectly with the spinach salad and toppings. Bacon. Boiled Eggs. Mushrooms. and Carrots. Plus Croutons. Homemade, if possible. See my Homemade Sourdough Crouton Recipe Here.

Spinach Salad with Vinegar Dressing
Here's a delicious recipe I received from my Aunt Ruth. I love this vinegar dressing. Try it this weekend!
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Easter dinner would not be complete without a plate of Deviled Eggs. Here’s an easy recipe for you to try.

Deviled Eggs
What picnic is complete without a plate of deviled eggs? Here's an easy recipe for you to try.
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Grandma’s Pistachio Salad is especially nice for family gatherings or church dinners. This salad is also kid-friendly. Not only to make with little hands, but also to eat. Kids love to dip their spoons into this salad. In fact, it’s one of our grandchildren’s favorite dishes. 

Grandma's Pistachio Salad
Grandma's Pistachio Salad is especially nice for family gatherings or church dinners. This salad is also kid-friendly. Not only to make with little hands, but also to eat. Kids love to dip their spoons into this salad. In fact, it's one of our grandchildren's favorite dishes. 
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Easter Dinner Menu Ideas – Desserts

 

Baked Custard with Blackberries is a family favorite that I’ve enjoyed since childhood. It’s so simple, yet so delicious. 

Baked Custard with Blackberries
Here's a favorite recipe I've enjoyed since childhood.
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Cream Puff Dessert is a delicious, easy recipe, great for potlucks or family entertaining. My family loves it and requests it often.

Cream Puff Dessert
Here's an easy recipe to make for a cool, creamy dessert. Very tasty and great for potlucks or family entertaining.
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Cream Puff Dessert

 

Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe during this year’s Holiday Season–or any time, really! The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top! 

Vanilla Pound Cake
Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe during this year’s Holiday Season--or any time, really. The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top! 
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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies remind me of cookies my grandma made as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies. 

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Here's a delicious recipe that reminds me of the cookies my grandma would give me when she worked as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is the perfect choice when you’re craving a little chocolate, but your other half wants a plain cheesecake. The crust really puts this cheesecake over the top with its combination of vanilla wafers, coconut flakes, and pecans. It’s really quite delicious.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Here's a favorite cheesecake recipe I like to make at home. It has a pecan coconut crust that is really yummy!
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Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries is so easy to put together and quite delicious. The blueberry sauce is a sweet lovely compliment to the fluffy cheesecake. 

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries
Here's a delicious recipe for cheesecake made out of ricotta.
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Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries

 

 

Whatever you decide to make, may you have a blessed Easter with your family and friends.

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Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Most people serve turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. Or ham, or maybe even a roasted chicken or meatloaf. No matter what main dish you’ve selected, here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving Menu Ideas to serve on your table this year.  Thanksgiving Menu Ideas