How to Assemble the Perfect Nibble Tray

How to Assemble the Perfect Nibble Tray

We are in full happy hour mode here at the Inn hosting daily gatherings at 4:30 p.m. on our gorgeous screened-in porch.  A challenge most hostesses experience – is how many guests will attend to plan the right amount of small bites.  Enter what I like to call...
Hummingbird Poundcake

Hummingbird Poundcake

I had a surplus of very, very ripe bananas recently and I was getting tired of making banana bread.  At the same time, I was cleaning out my recipe file and came across a sheet I had torn from an old issue of – Food & Family for hummingbird poundcake. ...
Mother’s Poppy Seed Chicken

Mother’s Poppy Seed Chicken

I loved it when Mother made Poppy Seed Chicken, so much so that I asked her to make it for my birthday dinners (with, of course, her Elizabeth Doyle’s Chocolate Cake recipe).  It’s the perfect meal for a weeknight dinner or a weekend dinner party with...
Aunt Joyce’s Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Aunt Joyce’s Chocolate Kahlua Cake

My favorite recipes are those handwritten on stained, worn paper. The kind where you take a bite and you’re instantly transported to Aunt Joyce’s kitchen as she serves this cake. This vintage recipe comes from my neighbor Tricia passed on from her...
The Legend of Frieda’s Strawberry Cake

The Legend of Frieda’s Strawberry Cake

There are five birthdays in my family in the month of February and almost always this strawberry cake is requested.  My brother Jim and Mother loved it, too, when their April and August birthdays came ’round.  And it’s my nephew’s go-to dessert as...