1917 Applesauce Cake

No eggs? No problem! This simple yet flavorful cake is the definition of conservation. Developed by Mary Swartz Rose in her book Everyday Foods in War Time, this recipe was meant to encourage American housewives to conserve ingredients (flour, sugar, eggs, etc.) so they could be diverted to the men fighting during World War I.Continue reading “1917 Applesauce Cake”

Lemon and Blueberry Mini Cakes

As a nurse, I have seen the full spectrum of Alzheimer’s and dementia. No matter where the person falls — from the mildly confused to the end-stage dependency — it is heartbreaking to see the loss of a loved one. Over time these individuals lose more than just memories. Their independence is snatched away asContinue reading “Lemon and Blueberry Mini Cakes”

Wedding Cake Remake

It’s hard to believe, but my husband and I have been together for 10 years today! We met back when we were still babies, freshman year at Marist College. I’m not quite sure when it happened, but suddenly he was in my life and there to stay. Sometimes I wish we had a “how weContinue reading “Wedding Cake Remake”

Banana Split Cupcakes

My grandfather was known for his sweet tooth. He always had a delectable treat on hand and he wasn’t picky in his choices. That being said, we could always count on finding ice cream in his freezer. My family lost our beloved grandfather, father, husband earlier this year. It is always hard to lose thoseContinue reading “Banana Split Cupcakes”

The Brooklyn Blackout

Since childhood, I have had a book within easy reach. My love for reading has only grown with the years. From fiction to fantasy and every genre in between – I want to read it all. My family jokes that my “To Read” list only continues to grow despite how many books I have finished.Continue reading “The Brooklyn Blackout”