Sweet Potato Cake is one of those recipes I find myself riffling through the recipe book for as summer turns to fall. It’s the perfect in-between-seasons dessert before everything is pumpkin spice and apple pie.
Every Thursday morning, my girl friends and I gather for tea and scones before work. We started our little tradition to ensure we would have time to see each other as our lives become more hectic. Work, significant others, travel, family events, whatever the reason, as we’ve aged it seems harder and harder to assemble.
Quiche is maybe the only food you can have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the morning, it makes the perfect plate with a pile of seasonal berries or a few slices of bacon. For lunch, serve it with a side salad for something easy and elegant. And at dinnertime, it makes a decadent but not too filling starter before a fancy meal.
Being Northern Irish, my family has shared many Irish recipes on our St. Patrick’s Day table. My mom is famous for her Potato Bread and I am constantly asked for my raisin-studded Soda Bread recipe. Most have been in the family for years, passed down through generations. This year, in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to break with tradition and try something new, still Irish, but new. I made a chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake, drizzled with my favorite dark chocolate glaze.