• Cake,  Sheet Cake

    Caramel Ginger Date Cake

    Although it’s pretty much the warmest winter on record here in Michigan (only one day below 20 degrees so far, which is crazy), it’s still winter. It’s cold and gloomy and that call for comfort food. Comfort food in the form of this Caramel Ginger Date Cake.

    Caramel Ginger Date Cake
  • Bread,  Bread,  Breakfast

    Date Spice Bread

    Now that the holidays have passed, it’s on to winter baking. I feel like winter is when I struggle most with identifying what makes a seasonal baked good. It’s not as clear to me as the pumpkins and apples of Fall or peaches in the summer. I think maybe winter baking is just about food that is flavorful with ingredients you can still find on-hand in the winter. Oh, and comforting and cozy. I think it’s clear that this Date Spice Bread is definitely perfect in winter.

    Date Spice Bread

  • Pies

    Apple Date Pie

    I was supposed to get this post up before Thanksgiving. But…sometimes I have to remind myself that my deadlines, although I’d prefer to meet them, are self-imposed. The house is on the market. My husband is currently living in another state for work. Three kids and all that comes with them. Something had to give. This Apple Date Pie is good anytime, right? 😀

    Apple Date Pie
  • Cookies

    Date Nut Swirl Cookies

    Every family has those recipes that have just “always” been a part of the holidays. The kind of food that you bite into and, when you close your eyes, you are transported to times past. There’s something magical about foods familiar from your childhood, especially those that were made during the holiday season. For my family, these Date Nut Swirl Cookies are one of those recipes.