My Chicken Chili

My favorite rotisserie chicken is Whole Foods’ salt and pepper chicken. But to save money (and clean out your freezer), cook your own chicken. You will have fresh chicken broth, and the bouillon [...]


A Piece of Cake July 2014

Can it be July already? A walk through my garden says so—zucchini blossoms in full yellow bloom, tomatoes teasing me with a promising hint of ripe red, and okra growing fat overnight. In the [...]


A Piece of Cake February 2014

A Word from Anne Huddled in the one warm corner of my home on this February morning, I give thanks for the sunshine and the radiant heat shining through my window. It has been a cold and dreary [...]


Bette’s Chocolate Kahlua Sauce

What I love about this recipe is that it pulls together quickly from a handful of ingredients. And stored in the fridge, it keeps 10 days to two weeks. Store it in empty clean jelly jars and [...]


Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cake

While my favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is covered in blueberries and honey, my favorite way to bake with it is making chocolate cake. Maybe it was the sheer quantity of Greek yogurt in the [...]

A Piece of Cake December 2013

A Word from Anne The holidays will be festive but a little cramped as our family moved into a small duplex while renovating the old stone home built by my grandfather in 1928. It was where my [...]


Gluten-Free Saucepan Brownies Recipe

Naturally gluten-free, these brownies are so fudgy, chewy, and chocolaty, you’ll never miss the flour. That’s because the cocoa and cornstarch in the recipe give just the right amount [...]


My Gooey Butter Cake

One of the most popular Cake Mix Doctor recipes, Gooey Butter Cake is the signature cake of St. Louis where it was invented in the 1930s. Many variations of this cake exist, both from-scratch and [...]


An Ode to Fresh Banana Cake

When I was a little girl, a chocolate sheet cake or a lemon meringue pie were almost always on the kitchen counter. My mom liked sweets, and she loved to bake. Very rarely she would buy dessert, [...]


Fresh Banana Cake

Use very ripe bananas, the blacker the better. You can bake the layers ahead and freeze them, then frost, and serve. For garnish, sprinkle with cinnamon or finely chopped toasted pecans. Fresh [...]