Fresh New Year, Fresh New Start
Happy 2018 ya’ll! I am a huge fan of new beginnings no matter what time of the year it is and look at each day as an opportunity to begin anew. Still, there is always something exciting about the beginning of a brand new year!
Coconut Cake with Fresh Pineapple Filling
Coconut cake, sigh!!! In our home, especially for my husband, no holiday meal is complete with a freshly baked coconut cake!
As a huge dessert lover myself, I love to bake. Watching and helping my mother in the kitchen has instilled in me a love for preparing great meals for my own family. My mom is both an excellent cook and an amazing baker. She bakes everything from scratch. When I insisted on baking my first cake, she felt that my first serious foray into baking should start with a boxed cake – a Pillsbury Plus yellow cake with chocolate frosting. She taught me how to add a little “extra” into the batter to make it taste even better and it did! She proudly declared that I made the “best boxed cakes that she ever tasted!” Those words, along with how quickly my dad and brother devoured my cakes, meant a lot to me.