My Mom’s Apple Cake

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I found this recipe in one of my mom’s forgotten recipe notebooks. I love everything apple, so finding this recipe gave me goosebumps! It’s a cake from my childhood, one that brings back memories of kitchen gatherings at our house. My sister, mom and I, drinking coffee and talking about food, over a slice of this moist apple cake. Continue reading

Lemon, Poppy seed, Yogurt cake

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I love a cake with some crunch. A little crunch. Like this lemon cake, baked with these small, black speckles, filling your mouth with the right amount of flavor and “bite”. It’s as if you want something to interrupt the tenderness of a cake, but not too much. Poppy seeds are great in sweets and this cake is no exception. Lemon is the right partner in flavor and yogurt adds moisture and tang. Finish it with a light drizzle of lemon syrup and start texting friends to come over for coffee. Continue reading