Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

This August has been glorious in our slice of Hudson Valley paradise. Dewy mornings give way to warm, sunny days, perfumed by honeysuckle. Evenings turn cool as the sun sets, leaving a pink dusk in its wake. And, as the light fades, settling into a pitch-black country...
Coconut Flour Coffee Cake

Coconut Flour Coffee Cake

Growing up, one of my favorite childhood treats was my mother’s sour cream coffee cake: the perfect marriage of a rich, moist yellow cake with the irresistible sugary crunch of its walnut-raisin topping. I inherited my mother’s much-coveted recipe.  And, I confess,...
Coconut Layer Cake with Coconut Frosting

Coconut Layer Cake with Coconut Frosting

“I’m going to make myself a coconut cake,” I announced to my husband a week before my birthday.  It would be a layer cake, with frosting and all. “Really?” he asked, shocked. I didn’t blame him.  In all the years we’ve been together, neither of us have had an affinity...