I Miss you Gram, but my Newest Book, it’s for you

At the end of last year when my Gram passed, I had just released my very first book.  I was never able to share it with her but she knew it was in the works. And she loved it, the idea of it, and knowing how happy I’d be writing it.

I was one of the lucky ones. When she died, it goes without saying, that I was sad. But I was also grateful. For her struggle to be over, and because I really felt close with her, and I knew that wouldn’t change.Screenshot_20170718-093934

I was glad to have taken the time I did with her. I was glad to have kept in touch with her. And even though I knew I wouldn’t get a (paper) response, nothing felt better than writing to her, snail mail style, and sharing my life.

My Gram survived my other grandparents by two decades and I knew that was something to cherish.

This book, my third, is a summer sweets book. I wish she could see it. It’s hard not sharing my cookbooks with her, she would love them. Especially this one.

Gram loved her sweets, she would choose it in place of dinner or at least want it first. I dedicated this book to her, and she will forever remain a part of my cooking inspiration.

Enjoy these recipes from the book: Honey Sweetened Skillet Pineapple and Lime Angel Food Poke Cake

The book is free to view July 19th, 20th, and 21st! Just click on the image and it will take you to the link!

And if you like these recipes, check out my other books too!



Lime Angel Food Poke Cake

Lime is my favorite summer flavor! This tart taste adds a refreshing, light spin to foods and drinks.

You have to try this poke cake. Less than five ingredients makes it easy and the Greek yogurt and fresh citrus compliment the Angel Food Cake in a way that frosting can’t. And it’s healthier and lighter too.IMG_20170517_140808 (1)

Lime Angel Food Poke Cake

  •  1 box Angel Food Cake

Mix to box directions and add to an ungreased tube or rectangle pan. Bake for about 30 minutes at 425 degrees or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cool for about 30 minutes. Poke holes using a toothpick or skewer.

Lime Yogurt Topping and Filling

  • 1 container plain Greek yogurt (5.3 ounces)IMG_20170516_192044
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup honey

Whisk all three together and pour over the cake. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Do you love lemon? These lemon coconut oatmeal bars will satisfy that citrus flavor too.