Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake with Winter Fruit Compote

Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake Recipe with Winter Fruit Compote - Andrea Meyers

Last spring Michael bought me the most wonderful Mother’s Day gift. He always gives me big baskets of fuschia, my favorite hanging flowers, but this time he also bought two large Meyer lemon trees. We already had one that was still small, but these were large. I mean they had tons of blossoms and about… 

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Whole Wheat Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe - Andrea Meyers

The thing I like about coffee cake is that it isn’t just for breakfast or brunch, it’s also nice to whip up for a homey weeknight dessert. Our whole family adores the strawberry rhubarb combination in this coffee cake, with our homegrown rhubarb and fresh strawberries from Wegmeyer Farms, and the crispy topping and the… 

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Summer Fruit Trifles with Peaches, Cherries, and Blueberries

Andrea Meyers - Summer Fruit Trifles with Peaches, Cherries, and Blueberries

Summer is always a busy time of year for us. The kids are out of school but involved in activities, so Chauffeur Mom is still on duty. The garden requires daily work harvesting, watering, and weeding, and then there’s all those tomatoes, about 50 pounds so far, that need to be eaten and preserved. Put… 

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Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting and Toasted Coconut, and a Where Women Cook: Celebrate! Giveaway

Andrea Meyers - Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting and Toasted Coconut

2012 has already started off as a busy year. On January 1st I took a big leap of faith and did something I’ve been thinking about for a long time; I officially started my own business, a photography business. So while I’ve been busy wrapping up one project I’ve also been doing all the things… 

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Christmas Cakes

Andrea Meyers - Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake)

Making cakes for Christmas is a tradition that goes almost as far back as the holiday itself, and every family has their own favorite for celebrating. Here are some of our favorite types of Christmas cakes, and we hope you’ll share your favorites in the comments, too. Michael’s family makes prune cake, a moist, dense… 

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Wegmeyer Farms: Autumn Pumpkins (Mini Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Maple Glaze)

Andrea Meyers - Mini Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Maple Glaze

Wegmeyer Farms is off the beaten path, you might say. The last bit of road that goes out to the farm is definitely country with gravel, dirt, an old single lane bridge, and a number of deep ruts. But it’s a beautiful ride and well worth the trip to see their gorgeous hillside pumpkin field… 

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Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte) and Where Women Cook: Celebrate! Book Release

Andrea Meyers - Black Forest Cake

Last year I was invited to participate in a book project with Where Women Cook, a new magazine about women, the food we make, and where we cook. The book would have a celebration theme, and each of us chose our own thing that we celebrate, large or small or anywhere in between, and share… 

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The Farm Project: Ticonderoga Farms Fig Lovers Feast (Fig Bundt Cake with Honey Butter Glaze)

Andrea Meyers - Fig Bundt Cake with Honey Butter Glaze

The second farm in The Farm Project is Ticonderoga Farms in Loudoun County, Virginia, which has been in their family for five generations. They grow figs, pumpkins, bamboo, flowers, Christmas trees, tomatoes, and other vegetables on their 1,000 acres. In addition, they raise free-range hens and sell the eggs and sell organic honey from their… 

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