05 July 2020: Strawberry Cake

It’s strawberry season in New England! Along with shortcake and whipped cream, the possibilities are endless. Back when I used to go to strawberry fields and pick outrageously large quantities of strawberries, I would make jar upon jar of strawberry jam. The ruby-red jam bubbling in a pot would emit the most wonderful smell: warm,…

8 April 2018: Easy Italian Pear Cake

I discovered two pears in the ‘fridge the other day and sought to use them before, you know, they become part of a compost heap. Also, had a partially consumed container of mascarpone, so this recipe seemed meant to be.  My only criticism of this particular pear cake was that it baked up very dry….