Lux Lemon Layer Cake

I needed a cake for a friend’s birthday, and my lemon trees had some beautiful ripe fruit.  I imagined a light textured layer cake with bright lemon flavor completed with silky smooth lemon buttercream.  This cake was the result:  It’s like eating sweet sunshine combined with butter. This is a longer recipe than usual, as…

Apple Sage Meatloaf

Autumn is close at hand, and that means apples are in season.  My local market has beautiful seasonal apples, and I love to include them in savory dishes – including this fragrant meatloaf. This twist on classic meatloaf flavors a 1/2 and 1/2 combination of turkey and pork with sweet apple, fresh sage, and onion….

Smoky Black-eyed Peas

The beautiful black-eyed pea has a natural affinity to smoky flavors, and so pairs well with a favorite spice of mine — smoked paprika. Adding the rich sweetness of super ripe late summer tomatoes and diced red bell pepper rounds out the earthy flavor of the black-eyed peas. This is a satisfying vegan main dish,…