Saurerbraten part I

Sauerbraten is the perfect meal for a cool Fall or a cold Winter day. It’s comforting, and it makes your house smell so wonderful. The only downside to sauerbraten is that it is not a quick throw it together meal. It’s by no means difficult, in fact I would rate it as easy. You will […]

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the Schnitzelbank

In the Fall of 2006 one of my most beloved restaurants closed….sniffle…deep sigh. I took these pictures the day before they demolished the building. The Schnitzelbank was an institution in Grand Rapids, it served authentic German food for over 75 years. As someone of German decent, and one who also lived in Germany for nearly […]

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GIVEAWAY WINNER and a look back on my first year…..

In honor of my 1 year Bloggiversary I am announcing YVONNE, come on down………you are the lucky winner of Jaden Hairs Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and a Redletterwords 12×12 cafe mount print!!! Yvonne, you can find my email in my profile over yonder….send me an email with your full name and mailing address and Dee at […]

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This Friday is the ONE year Anniversary of my first post on Strawberry CAKE. Yipee-WOOhoo! Because I luv ya, I wanted to do a GIVEAWAY, and it turns out it’s going to be a double whammy! I still cant believe that anyone besides my first two commenter’s (thank you Heather and Big D) even reads […]

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Apple Crisp

Recently someone told me that I should not take for granted that everyone makes the recipes that I find common. So today I am sharing with you my Apple Crisp Recipe. This one is just from my noggin I have been making it this way since I was a kid. Apple Crisp printable recipe 1 […]

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my trip to SAN FRANCISCO

I can hardly believe it has been a week since I arrived in San Francisco for the Blogher Food conference. I would love to share some random-schmandom pictures with you and then I have a few closing thoughts…… Is this town not one of a kind? San Francisco is a treat and I’m not talking […]

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Apple Spice Cake with…. CARAMEL frosting


I am here to say, “I do not have a fear of fruitcake”. I have been called a fruitcake on more than one occasion, but I take it as a complement. My mom used to make honest to goodness fruitcakes at Christmastime to give as gifts. I don’t actually remember eating her fruitcake, but I […]

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If you know me, you know that I obsess about food. If I hear of a delicious morsel somewhere, I WILL stop at nothing to get to it. And if I don’t I will never forgive myself or the person who came between me and my FUhd. Example: the Red Iguana experience or should I […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Right now I am some where over Minnesota flying to San Francisco. I planned on finishing up my post for my mom’s Amazing Apple Spice Cake, but like the numb skull that I am, I forgot to load all the pictures, of the cake, from my home computer into the post. Just posting it with […]

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Tailgater Hot Wings


Do you tailgate? I mean really tailgate…not like the college drink beer at 9:30 am kind of tailgating. I love football, I love food, so naturally I love to tailgate! Last Friday night was Homecoming for our High School, and my good friend Cath put together a little party to celebrate. There was so much […]

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