Carrot Cake - The Ribbon in my Journal

My Favorite Skillet Carrot Cake Recipe

Phyllis Lifestyle 6 Comments

When I was a child, the thought having carrots in a cake was totally disgusting. In fact, I could hardly believe anyone would waste a good cake on carrots. I finally decided that I should try a bite and see why everyone was gobbling this cake up. Wow, what a flavorful experience! Perhaps the cream cheese icing just made the …

Pumpkin Spice - The Ribbon In My Journal

Pumpkin Spice! And I Mean Everything

Phyllis Lifestyle 18 Comments

When the first leaf turns orange and the first pumpkin appears on roadside stands or at the market, I am ecstatic. That means that pumpkin spice everything will soon be on the market. I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, PS Cheesecakes, PS doughnuts, PS milkshakes…..well, you get the message. I just find great delight in the combination of flavors. We stalk …

Apple Galette

How to Create an Apple Galette Perfect for Fall

Phyllis Inspiration 11 Comments

I happened into the test kitchen here at Hoffman Media and watched one of our creative chefs make this amazing pastry dish with fresh apples. Now let me say, I had tried this before with no success, but she gave me the greatest tip for a guaranteed success. “Galette” is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types …

Upside Down Pear-Gingerbread Cake - Taste of the South

New Recipes for Fall Baking with Taste of the South

Phyllis Lifestyle 11 Comments

When the first wave of cool winds blows, I am ready to start my fall baking. I must have my staples on hand: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, bags of nuts, and delicious fall fruits for additional opportunities to be creative. My latest concoction was a fruit cobbler that I literally threw together to use fruit that was ripening too …