Holiday Baking: what a wonderful holiday family tradition! When my boys were little, it was one of our favorite activities – baking and decorating holiday cookies together. I just loved having a huge display of colors, shapes and varieties on trays for friends and family who came to visit. In those days, I didn’t know about “exchanges” where you could make a lot of one kind and come home … Read more The Annual Dilemna – Which Cookie to bring to the Cookie Exchange?
I volunteered for dessert duty for an upcoming event and since it’s not my forte, I started searching around for something new to make. I went through all the chocolate ideas, even one with homemade peanut butter truffles inside and decided to head back to something I am more comfortable with – vegetables. Yes, it can still be dessert if it is made with vegetables. … Read more Just ~ Plain ~ Good! Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Flavored Icing
I have been saving this recipe to try for quite a while now and I finally decided – this was the time! Everyone has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and I’ve even gotten copies of some that were so highly regarded that they were said to have sold for $250! Since I’m not a real sweet lover, I look for ideas that are a bit different and somewhat savory … Read more My new Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie contains a Secret Ingredient!
Carrots, carrots, carrots – what to do with all the carrots! When your vegetable drawer is overflowing with carrots, there’s nothing else to do but make carrot cake. Tired of that same old cream cheese frosted standard recipe? Well you’ve come to the right place. Here is the most amazing recipe for a feathery light, luscious & creamy, yet lightly sweetened four layer carrot cake … Read more Toss Your Old Carrot Cake Recipe, This One Takes The Cake!
Have you ever noticed that the only dessert items you are most often served in Asian restaurants are fresh oranges and fortune cookies? In the Asian culture oranges are very symbolic and are used in offerings and celebrations. They signify good luck and prosperity. Often miniature orange trees are displayed in homes for New Years celebrations to symbolize good luck for the coming year. This year, I attended … Read more Want Something New to make with your Luscious Satsuma Tangerines?
If you want to impress your house guests this holiday season, serve them an Apple Dutch Baby for breakfast. It is made with a combination of caramelized apples and a custard style batter. The whole process is done in the oven creating one large puffy pancake that is absolutely scrumptious! It all starts with melting some butter in a heavy skillet in the oven. I use my … Read more Your Holiday Guests will Swoon over this Breakfast Dish!
As a child, I used to fight with my brother over cinnamon rolls. I loved those Pillsbury “place and bake” rolls hot from the oven with melted icing on top. This pie brings back those fond memories, with a new twist on a healthier version. This amazing pie is made with a somewhat unique mixture of ingredients. And although there is sugar in the pie and frosting, all of the other ingredients are … Read more You Would Never Know that this Cinnamon Roll Pie is Gluten Free!
When it comes to dessert, cookies are my absolute favorite. There are many schools of thought on what makes the best cookie. Some like them thin and crispy. Others like them more cake-like. For me, the best cookies are thick and chewy and if they’re the chocolate chip variety then they have to have just enough chocolate chips to get a small taste in every bite. … Read more Warning: These Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are Addictive!