This is one of the best cakes I have ever eaten! When my mother told me about how she was at our local farmers market thumbing through a magazine and came across this recipe that said, “Recipe courtesy of Crescent City Farmers Market Vendor,” she just had to try it.  When she told me about it I was kind of leery; I am not leery any more.

I promise you will not be disappointed. It was a huge success at our house and I am sure it will be at yours too. Email your questions and recipes to  It makes my day to hear from you!


Athens Now readers… I would like you to meet Riley, in this issue we will share some memories made in my kitchen this past week. I must say, Riley and I out did ourselves with this recipe. We took your basic cheese cake recipe and added a little more of this and took out a little more of that. The recipe that follows is the outcome of our making memories in the kitchen cheese cake.

I encourage you to take time this summer and make this recipe with someone special to you. You will not regret the outcome. I also want you to be on the lookout for the next issue of Athens Now, where I will share my momma’s Green
Tomato Cake recipe and the story that is behind it. So save some of your green tomatoes from your garden; your gonna need um. Send your questions and recipes to Enjoy!




This is how recipes are born…… A few months back, two really ripe bananas were staring at me from my counter top. My first thought was to make my mother’s banana nut bread… My second thought was to add some fruit to her recipe. But, what would I call it? How much fruit would I use?

As I creamed together the sugar, butter and eggs, I decided I would wait to see the final product before I gave it a name. Thus, my Hawaiian Bread was born. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.Send your recipes and questions to ENJOY!