To Bundt or not to Bundt… Why should you use a Bunt pan?

I have gotten a number of questions lately about fluted pans, so I wanted to talk a little about why this type of pan is so important to the type of cake that you are making. Many people have been asking, “Can I bake a pound cake in a regular round cake pan?” The short answer is, yes you can… but it won’t turn out as well. I am a “why” person… and I figure some of you might be as well, so lets go into a little more detail.

First of all, there are several types of fluted pans. For the sake of this discussion we will call them a “bundt pan” (the patented name by Nordic Ware) and an “angel food cake pan” (or tube pan). They each have different qualities and different situations that they should be used.

No Bake Cookies

Two of my weaknesses are chocolate and peanut butter… but when they are combined it is more than double trouble for me. This is one of my very favorite cookie recipes but I have limited when I make them to times that I can take at least half of the batch to someone else and […]

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

This is the first post in a series where I am going to share easy recipes that you can make with a rotisserie chicken, found at your local grocery store. Here in Puerto Rico I can get a pre-cooked, hot-off-the-spit-chicken from Sam’s club for just under $5. I can’t even get a frozen chicken for that price! I have been trying to get creative with how I serve it, so that we do not get burned out on this great money saving dinner staple.
Here is what you will need to make the enchiladas.

The Best Strawberry Shortcake EVER!!

The Best Strawberry Shortcake Ever has to start with The Best Pound Cake Ever… or things just wouldn’t work out right, your strawberry shortcake would turn out good… but who wants just “good” when you can have the best ever!! So head over and make yourself some of great-grandma’s poundcake then we can get on to […]

Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday Guest Host week #3

This week has been an extra busy one for me. My husband Tavis, was transitioning (over the weekend) from night shift to day shift at work, so our days were a little out of whack. Needless to say, I did not get a food post up this week… my only new post was of our […]

Sausage Scramble Breakfast Bake

I love a big breakfast, but I don’t love cooking it every morning…. (I’m not much of a morning person by nature) This breakfast bake is really easy and perfect  to make at the beginning of the week and reheat for a quick breakfast that is filling and doesn’t leave you hungry in a few […]

Easy Monkey Bread

I didn’t realize that this was an “easy” monkey bread recipe until I started reading other recipes and sow how involved they were. This takes me about 10-12 minutes from the fridge into the oven and is DELICIOUS! I made this last minutes this week to take to a bible study. I generally do not have any self-control when it comes to monkey bread so I always make sure to take it where I can share it and not bring it back home with me. 😉
2 large cans of refrigerated flakey biscuits (16oz)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cups of butter (1 and a half sticks)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Smoked Fish Dip

I had never tried smoked fish dip until I started dating Tavis.  I found out early on, he impulsively orders any fish dip he sees, on his self proclaimed pilgrimage.  His goal is to talk the chef out of the recipe and create his own ultimate fish dip. When I would see fish dip on […]

Easy Cheesy Chicken and Salsa Dinner

A friend of mine, Angela, passed this recipe on to me a few months back and I have fallen in love with how easy it is to make and how delicious the leftovers heat up! The first time that I made it I was a little skeptical so I only made it in a small baking […]

Easy Re-Baked Potatoes, Great for the Freezer

One of my very favorite side dishes since I was little has been re-baked potatoes. Not the ones that you get in the freezer section at the grocery store or even the ones from a good steakhouse, but the ones that I used to help my mom and sisters make when we were growing up. For some reason […]

Easy Marinades for steak, kabobs and other grilled beef

We love to travel, and with that travel we get to eat… a lot… I’m not sure about you, but some of my strongest memories are  associated with smells or tastes. I will smell plumeria lotion and be taken back to a trip I took to Peru, when I was in high school, and I […]

Skillet Honey Cornbread

Here is what you will need to whip up a batch: 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup honey Although I wish that I had a hand […]

The Best Pound Cake EVER!!!

So this is by far the BEST pound cake that you will ever have… I have no idea of the origins of this recipe except to say that it came from my great-grandmother and she was a southern woman who knew her cooking!! The pound cake got its origins when people did not write down […]

Pacific Rim Salmon

  I am SOOO boring when it comes to cooking. I love to cook, but I always have this thing in the back of my mind that I don’t want to put effort into a recipe only to find out that Tavis or I do not like it… so I stick to the same old […]