The Comeback Kid and the Neapolitan Rose Cake

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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So, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been around here in a while – a long while. A very long while, actually. In case you were wondering, no one died (thank God). I didn’t move to Mars or decide to kayak around the world. The thing is, that somewhere along the way I lost my groove. I spent several frustrating months trying to find it. And when that didn’t work, I realized that maybe I needed to step back for a while. Let me explain… read more >>

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Several weeks ago, Mr. SGCC’s paralegal, Joanne, raved about a recipe she’d made and loved.  One of the things I love about Joanne is that she’s an adventurous foodie who is always willing to try new things.  She’s a girl after my own heart.   The recipe she spoke of …

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Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies for Any Occasion

Friday, February 15, 20139 Comments

I know that Valentine’s Day is over, but I thought these cuties were worth sharing.  I wanted to make a little something special for some friends on Valentines Day.   But as usual, time got away from me.  These little treats were so easy to whip up -  and I …

Choco-Rum Buttermilk Banana Bread

Monday, January 7, 20138 Comments

I’m not much of a banana bread girl.  Banana cake, on the other hand, is a whole different story.  Banana bread is breakfast, while banana cake is dessert.  I’d much rather have dessert than breakfast, unless of course, I’m having dessert for breakfast.  And while this Choco-Rum Buttermilk Banana …

Red Velvet Snowflake Cake Recipe

Thursday, January 3, 201311 Comments

It’s always hard for me to switch gears after the Holidays.  Just when I really start to get in the groove – they’re over.  I hate taking down all of the festive decorations and packing them away.  And, boxing up the tree ornaments is even worse.  I hate doing …

Peppermint Brownie Bark

Sunday, December 2, 20129 Comments

Have you ever heard of Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle?  If you have, then you’ll understand my little addiction.  You know those crispy edges and baked –on splatters around the edge of the brownie pan – the ones you pick off and nibble on when nobody’s looking?    Well, Sheila G. …

Spiced Eggnog Cupcakes with Vanilla-Rum Swiss Buttercream

Tuesday, November 20, 201222 Comments

When most people think of Thanksgiving desserts, the first thing that usually comes to mind is pumpkin.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake,  pumpkin flan, pumpkin cheesecake – the list goes on.  Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when pumpkin lovers unite and unabashedly share their mutual adoration for …

Skillet Caramel Apple Pie for Election Day and Words From a Wise Woman

Tuesday, November 6, 201227 Comments

Years and years ago, when I was first married, someone gave me a cast iron skillet as a wedding gift. I’d never used one before.  My mother never had one, so I didn’t even know what to do with it.  And, with my shiny brand new set of high …

BOO!

Wednesday, October 31, 20124 Comments

Did these spooky little guys scare you?  I hope not!  I think they’re as cute as can be!   I made them to take into my office as a little Halloween treat, and you can too.  They couldn’t be easier to make.   They’re just mini brownie bites with vanilla buttercream …

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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