07/13/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Grandma Forman’s Jelly Cake is not a cake, contains no jelly and the recipe was classified information for most of the 20th century.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Grandma Forman’s Jelly Cake is not a cake, contains no jelly and the recipe was classified information for most of the 20th century.

My mother-in-law Helene used to tell the story of the first real dinner she cooked as a newlywed.

The highlight of the meal was a chocolate layer cake that she presented to her new husband Jack (who, thirty-five years later, would be my father-in-law) for dessert. He ate a piece; she asked him if he liked it and he said, “Yes, but how often can we eat like this?” (more…)