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Mother’s Day Apple Cake

I usually make my mom something for Mother’s Day (I’ve come a long way from a pack of hugs & kisses tickets) and this year she requested cake! My mom actually taught me this recipe, and I’ve found a video of us making it together in our archive! Please give this cake a try, it’s so simple. What you need: 2 eggs, plus 1 yolk 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup flour 1/2 sunflower oil 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp Autumn Harvest Blend, or cinnamon dash of dried ginger Zest of one lemon 3 cups very ripe apples Butter & flour to coat baking pan Mixer – hand held or standing 9 inch round cake pan Preheat oven to 350° F Grease the baking pan with butter and a light dusting of flour. This will help to keep the cake from sticking to the pan. Beat the eggs and sugar until foamy with a hand mixer or a standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Add all remaining ingredients, except the apples, …

Mushroom & Chard Galette

This savory mushroom tart is an ode to my father and his canned mushrooms. As a child I hated mushrooms because he always had a can of them and put them on everything! It wasn’t until I was an adult and had mushrooms sauteed in butter and herbs that my mind was blown. This is super easy to make, and great for a crowd.

Spring Garlic Carbonara

I have a fond memory of eating carbonara in Little Italy with my Mom and Aunt when I was a young girl. The sun was shining and all the waiters were dressed in bow ties and were fawning over us ladies. It was a magical lunch we still reminisce about and sadly we could never find the restaurant again! It was as if we had enjoyed that meal in a time warp or something! So here’s a recipe to help you make your own special memory!