Interrupting Our Regularly Scheduled Programming For…Halloween!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Child Party

I know that today is Sunday and I’m supposed to post a recipe for La Tavola della mia Famiglia.  But it’s also Halloween, and I couldn’t let the occasion pass without sharing a few spooktacular pumpkin recipes from the SGCC archives.

Enjoy! read more >>

more of what\'s cooking...

FFwD: Marie-Helenes Apple Cake

Friday, October 29, 201019 Comments

Most of the time, I love the idea of apples more than I love the actual apples themselves. They’ve never been one of my favorite fruits.   It’s what they represent – cool, crisp Autumn days, the heady aroma of cinnamon and spice wafting through the house from a baking …

Daring Bakers: Mississippi Mud Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake

Tuesday, July 27, 201036 Comments

Hello, my lovelies!  It’s time again for another droolworthy creation from the Daring Bakers.  This month it’s all about the perfect summertime treat – cool and creamy ice cream.  The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s World – Life and Food. Sunita challenged …

Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders

Thursday, July 8, 201035 Comments

Here’s a little something I made for our Fourth of July celebration last weekend.  Aren’t they cute?  They’re Gingery Blueberry Shortcake Sliders. I made silver dollar-sized cream biscuits and filled them with a fresh lime-scented blueberry compote, topped with little puddles of lovely whipped cream.  I call them “gingery” …

Succulent Spiced Pear Streusel Cupcakes and the Unvarnished Truth

Tuesday, July 6, 201038 Comments

I always try to keep it real here at SGCC.  Sometimes, that means sharing my flops as well as my successes – and believe me, there are quite a few flops!
Remember this?

How about this?

Yessiree, things don’t always flow smoothly in my kitchen!  But, that’s …

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Friday, July 2, 201071 Comments

Who doesn’t love Strawberry Shortcake?

No, not that Strawberry Shortcake. Although, she is awfully cute!
I’m talking about this Strawberry Shortcake.

This soft, crumbly and slightly creamy biscuit “cake” filled with fresh, ripe and juicy strawberries and dreamy pillows of lightly sweetened whipped cream is …

TWD: Swedish Visiting Cake

Tuesday, April 13, 201025 Comments

Have I ever told you that this Swedish Visiting Cake is one of my favorite cakes of all time?  If not, then consider yourselves told.  It was the first recipe I ever tried from Dorie’s Baking: From My Home To Yours way back before the days of TWD, or …

Deb’s Mom’s Apple Cake

Thursday, October 29, 200943 Comments

Yesterday, the temperature topped out around here at 86 degrees, F.  The humidity was so high that when I stepped outside from my air conditioned digs, my sunglasses promptly fogged right up, forcing me to stumble my way to my car.  That’s muggy, people! Now I ask you – …

Lime Glazed Citrus Tea Cakes: You Made That Dessert?

Thursday, September 17, 200939 Comments

About a month ago, I received an email from Beth Lipton asking me if I would be interested in reviewing her newly published cookbook.  Beth Lipton?  Do I know a Beth Lipton?  And then, I remembered.  Beth Lipton is one of our very own sweet and talented food bloggers, …

Daring Bakers:  Dobos Torte (and a Big Flop)

Thursday, August 27, 200960 Comments

I had planned to have this post ready to go earlier this morning. But, as it often happens, life got in my way!  Mini SGCC has been under the weather for several days. She informed me late last night that two of her good friends had been diagnosed with …

kiss the cook!

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 >>

Just Browsing?
55 Knives
follow me!

    Follow Me on Pinterest



    Friday Food Lust



    Fine Cooking