I hope it doesn't seem like I'm being lazy. I've googled all sorts of recipes and whatnot, I made this thread hoping we could share personal recipes or tips. I'm not the world's greatest cook but I know enough that we don't repeat the same meals in the same month. Anywho, just share personal recipes or tips that you tried or learned from your parents or partners. Rum Cake This isn't anything new, but I LOVE making rum cake. I buy a Duncan Hines Spice Cake in the box and follow the instructions with two exceptions. Instead of x amount of water, you exchange that with the same amount of Captain Morgan's rum. The regular rum, not black rum or anything, and all of my friends like the rum cake with cream cheese frosting. I'm telling you from experience, this does NOT work with other rums. When times were hard I substituted Captain Mo's with a cheaper rum and it was awful. I tried it with Bacardi rum and it was pretty flat. So that's the first variation, the second is that you put a small spoonful of icing into the actual batter. The rum adds some extra flavor but if you put a little icing into the batter it'll retain all the sweetness. If you're conservative with frosting you'll only need one can, but I always get two cans of frosting. A variation of cornbread that my friends all enjoy is honey cornbread with a cup of fiesta corn and ham bits. Wish I had more to share but, like I said, I'm not the world's greatest cook. Thanks in advance for any ideas/recipes shared.