Friday, October 20, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Classic Southern Orange Slice Cake


I'd never heard of the southern classic Orange Slice Cake until recently, but I knew once I saw it that I had to make it. I would describe this delicious cake as about 3/4 delicious bundt cake and 1/4 fruitcake. Though the fruit in this case is actually orange candy. It is incredibly rich, so be sure to cut your servings very thin.


It is perfect as is, but as you can see in the first picture, you can add a bit of freshly whipped cream on top if you like, but try not to make the cream too sweet. There is plenty of sweetness in the cake itself already.


This was a huge hit at our house. It is worth the time and effort. If you love orange slice candies and you love a good bundt cake with a cup of coffee, this might be just the right dessert for you.


Be sure to check my notes if you plan on making this. I've included tips to help this cake turn out great. Enjoy!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Christmas Sausage Souffle

Christmas Sausage Souffle

I am a firm believer in two things when it comes to the holidays. First, that it is never too early to start planning for Christmas. Second, it is never too early to get into the Christmas spirit. It has started to snow overnight here in Montana and that is all the prompting I need to start listening to Christmas music and dreaming of what to create in the kitchen.

The great thing about being an adult is you can be just about as quirky as you want when it comes to holiday planning. Do you want to put your Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving? By all means, go for it. Nothing is holding you back, except perhaps confused family members.

One tradition that I have been enjoying is preparing a rich, comforting casserole before bed, with the help of my kiddos, then baking it up the next morning. It is a tradition that is special to me because I know it is fleeting - my kids wont always be this little, they wont always want to help mom in the kitchen. My eight year old son especially loves to help me in the kitchen. I just don't want them to keep growing up, but alas. Even when they are older and prefer to let me make it on my own, I want to carry on this tradition and hope that they remember it far down the line.

This is truly the heart of why I love the Christmas season so much, it really brings out the appreciation of family and the special traditions that just make you feel warm inside. For our family, we enjoy a nice breakfast casserole, a few pans of orange cinnamon rolls, orange juice and coffee. The casserole can bake while the family opens up stockings and presents, giving you a nice break to just enjoy the chaos that is Christmas morning. Enjoy!

Christmas Sausage Souffle


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