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Cheryle Hanna's Aunt LaLa Lane Cake

"This is my grandmother’s version of a Southern Lane cake. Grandmother raised her own chickens which account for the large number of eggs. The colors make it a holiday favorite but the hubby loves it so we eat it year round. There is often bourbon in the bottom of the fruit bowl and I usually brush the cake layers with it. Of course it can be made without the bourbon, just add flavoring to the cooked, custard along with the fruit." - Cheyle Hanna

Soup Joumou

This Haitian soup-meets-stew is usually enjoyed January 1st for Haitian Independence Day. It's a celebration soup that boasts lot of robust flavour and heartiness. This version is inspired by the classic recipe but skips the traditional addition of noodles.

Pear Upside-Down Cake

Introduced in the 1930s, when cast-iron skillets were more commonly found in kitchens than baking pans, the upside-down, or skillet, cake has survived eras of modernization to remain a beloved dessert. Today, Martha puts a seasonal twist on this old-fashioned favorite, eschewing the classic pineapple for sweet and juicy Bartlett pears—large, bell-shaped fruits with smooth, yellow-green skin.


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