I’ve been wanting to try making a pineapple upside-down cake for a few months now… but just didn’t have the time. The, Jessie’s (aka CakeSpy) new book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, came out and it had a recipe for the cake in it. I *knew* that meant it was time to make it!
But… you know me, I really just can’t leave a good recipe alone. hehe I had to put a JavaCucpake spin on Jessie’s recipe and make a few changes! Instead of cherries, I used fresh raspberries and also added some vanilla and spices to the cake batter… and so was born my Spiced Pineapple Raspberry Upside-Down Cake!
Today is also the first day of my husbands pre-deployment leave. What that means basically is that he gets some time off before his unit deploys to war. This time off is a blessing… and a curse. I am so very grateful to be able to spend a big block of time with my husband and family. We get to travel, sleep in, spend quality time together. But – that also means that shortly after this vacation – he’s going to leave me, our kids, our life and join a war to do his job – defend our country.
But, one this is certain. I will always have my family and my friends… my baking, my passion for bringing others joy with my blog… and you. My fabulous readers and my friends. I know these coming weeks will be great… the coming months difficult… but I also know that I’ll have you to help me through it. Thank you.