Let me just tell you, I am a fan of Darius Cooks.  His food is delectable, simple, and approachable.  If you are not familiar with his talent, you will soon learn more about him.

I have never believed that I was much of a baker, but after watching Darius Cooks whip up a vanilla cake in minutes and toss it in the oven, I had to give it a try.  After the first successful attempt at Darius Cooks Vanilla Cake from his cookbook Stories From My Grandmothers Kitchen, I decided to repeat the recipe, but this time I added bananas and warm fall spices (cinnamon and nutmeg).  I topped the cake with cream cheese frosting and blended the warm spices in it as well.  I love that Darius’ recipe can be transformed in so many ways.  I think next time I will try to take it a different direction and add citrus, or apple, or even pumpkin for the fall season.  

I am slowly working my way thru some of Darius Cooks recipes, and I say slowly because everything in his cook book looks so delicious, and the way my self control is setup, the daily workouts would be a serious struggle.  I just made the Butter Pecan Cornbread, two weeks ago and since then have made it 3 more times.  Other amazing recipes that you will find in Stories From My Grandmother’s Kitchen are Darius’ Ultimate Baked Mac and Cheese, and Cornmeal Crusted Pork Chops.  The food in this cookbook will absolutely be a crowd pleaser.  And for more amazing sweet delights and tasty savory options head over to dariuscooks.tv, where Darius has started showcasing other amazing culinary tasty creations.