Lemon poppyseed cake recipe

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This looks like a beautiful cake! The yellow of the crumb and dots of poppy seed. I especially love the crunchiness that the poppy seeds give to dishes. I am definitely making this for our weekend!


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lemon poppyseed loaf cake

After a yet another raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon trees I knew a citrus cake would be in order. These lemons she grows are unlike anything I’ve ever bought: juice, plump and plenty of gorgeous flesh just begging to be grated into a sweet treat.

We have planted several citrus trees but they didn’t get the memo that they are actually meant to produce fruit. Instead they are barren, spindly looking things that need to have a long, hard look at themselves

This lemon poppyseed cake is always a hit, wherever it goes. I’ve made it many, many times and even non-cake eaters always want a slice.

I was inspired by the recipe in my beloved but now MIA cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly’s Quick Mix Cakes. Without this book I am bereft. I vaguely recall lending it to someone but I can’t recall who. If it was you, please boomerang…

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Raspberry-Chocolate-Cake — FOOD & INSPIRATION

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I spent the weekend in San Antonio for an Optimist meeting.  Usually, when I go to these meetings, the food is somewhat uninspiring.  Especially for vegetarians!  Often when I ask for a vegetarian meal at a banquet, they bring me vegetables that have been steamed to mush!

I did get one thing that was wonderful this weekend.  A raspberry chocolate cheesecake.  A chocolate crust with the cheesecake that is lighter than a New York cheesecake.  And a drizzle of raspberry coulis.  Heaven!

When I saw this post, I thought that I would share to celebrate my favorite thing from my weekend!




Vienna the city of sweet dishes inspired me to create this sensational gluten free, lactose free and fodmap proved cake. Some work, but every bite worth.

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Banana & Chocolate cake with a dark chocolate fudge frosting —

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I don’t know about you, but I always have a bunch of ripe bananas.  Some are so ripe that they will be mush in their peels.  These are the best bananas for baking too!  Here is a great recipe that combines bananas and fudge frosting.  How much better can you get!





There is nothing I love more than finding overly ripe bananas in our fruit bowl. I know it might sound odd, but it is a rare occurrence in our household as we seem to get through bananas like there is no tomorrow! Instead of making a banana bread loaf, I decided to use them to […]

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Gooey Chocolate Zucchini Brownies — A Kitchen Fable

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I often wonder how to get my husband to eat zucchini.  I can get him to eat almost anything.  But for some reason, he will pick it out of dishes I server.  I think this might be the recipe to change that.   How can you pick zucchini out of a brownie?





I recently started using Pinterest, mainly because every time I see something interesting on the website this annoying pop up appears and I can’t see what caught my eye. So I made an account. I didn’t understand why people would take hours just pinning stuff, but now it all makes sense. I love putting everything in […]

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RAW coconut & peanut butter bites (quadradinhos de coco e manteiga de amendoim) — Cook the beans

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I am such a sweets person that the first thing that I thought about researching for Marcos was a dessert!  I have been offering him chocolate.  He hasn’t taken me up on it.  So, I went a lookin’ for what people from Honduras like to eat.

What it is about Honduran food that makes it different from other tropical cuisines? Honduran food is a fusion of African, Spanish, and indigenous cuisine. Its most notable feature is that it uses more coconut than any other Central American gastronomy in both sweet and savory dishes.

Hey!  I like coconut!  I saw this recipe and it looks like something we both might like.





This is a super easy and delicious recipe, perfect for a snack attack. 1 cup oats 5 tbsp desiccated coconut 1/2 cup dates, (soaked in 1/2 cup water if needed) 5 tbsp water (use the water your dates were soaked in) 2 tbsp penut butter 3 tbsp flaxseeds (ground) Blend all ingredients in a food processor. If the mixture is not sticky enough […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie  — Plate to Belly

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We are going to a luau tomorrow evening and I was told that I had to make a dessert(People love my desserts!)  I have been ordered to make something chocolate.  Doesn’t this look delish though?   I think this is something to try later on.  Maybe when it’s cooler in Texas?





As promised, CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE. 🍽 Ingredients: I used Mi- Del Gluten Free graham crust. You can make one, or use premade. Chocolate layer- 1 box European Gourmet Chocolate pudding 2 Tbsp corn starch 1/4 cups milk After cooled whip in until smooth, 1 cup Cool Whip Peanut Butter layer- 1/2 cup peanut butter […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Fried Bananas — Pretending To Adult

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Jim and I have had wonderful news this week!  Jim and I have been working to become licensed foster parents.  We finished the process just this past week.  We got a call asking us if we would be interested in having a teenage boy come and live with us.  We met him and it was kind of an interview for him and for us.  We both had to decide if the other person who work for us. 


Jim and I fell in love with Marcos and he with us.  The upshot is that I am going to have to figure out what he likes to eat.  What’s healthy for him.  And then find recipes.  I saw this cinnamon sugar fried bananas recipe this morning and knew that it would be a winner.  It is as healthy as I would like it?  Nope, but we are all entitled to a splurge!  And I am not above bribing a kid with food!





First things first. Throughout the entire writing of this post, I had Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” stuck in my head. Because if you spell “bananas” out without singing that part of the song, then you’re a liar. This is one of my favourite go-to healthy desserts. It’s especially interesting for me, because I hate yellow and spotted […]

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