I smiled when I visited iMadeItSo’s blog a few weeks ago. Her opening photograph is of her cookbook, the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. I have a Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. It doesn’t look like iMadeItSo’s book though. It belonged to my mother before me, and it hasn’t been new in quite a long time.
I used to bake cookies and muffins and such fare regularly when my children were young. Once they reached their teen years, they would bake too. These days, though, now that there’s just RailGuy and myself here, I rarely bake. It’s not that I’ve lost interest so much as that we just don’t need the extra calories of cakes and cookies. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and if there are freshly baked cookies in the house, I can’t settle for just one!
When I saw iMadeItSo’s recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake, so beautifully illustrated, I felt inspired to give it a whirl. It turned out quite well, although the loaf didn’t rise quite as much as it should. Tasty, though! We had some last night, with strawberries and ice cream. Mmmmmm! Thank you, iMadeItSo, for the inspiration.