Individual serving sized peach crisp is the perfect winter dessert. Continue reading
This Raspberry Marshmallow Dessert is a bright, delicious dessert great for any holiday table. Continue reading
Traditional blueberry pie can be made any time of the year using frozen berries. Nowadays, you can make it gluten-free, too, because of the great gf pie crusts available from Glutino and Bob’s Red Mill. Continue reading
I have been trying to come up with an alternative to milk and sugar filled sweetened condensed milk. I think this Non-Dairy Sweetened Condensed Milk is a great substitute.
Yes, this is another apple crisp. I believe there are about four or five on my site. I cannot help it. When I want an apple pie, but I’m too lazy to make a crust, I make an apple crisp. This time, I used almond meal in the topping. Continue reading
I loved Florida, but I am so happy to be in the Northwest again. We are close to family, the weather is so much more temperate and the food is amazing! I think I could eat berries all the time and here in Washington, with the help of my freezer, I can do just that! We celebrated our arrival with a Marionberry Pie. Marionberries are just domesticated blackberries. We will probably pick wild berries next year, but this year, I opted for store bought berries. I just couldn’t wait a whole year!!
This is a reworked recipe from the days when I baked for a Jewish temple women’s group in the early 1990s. Not being Jewish, I had never had honey cake until I was asked to bake 40 loaves. I had a hankering for some this year, so I made this Gluten-Free Honey Cake.
I found chestnut flakes at Whole Foods and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Grain-free granola bars! These are similar to an energy bar, but no refined sugar, no gluten, no dairy.
Well, I tried and I failed. That is my story and I am sticking with it. About a year ago, I decided to divide my blogging time with two blogs: one just for gluten free foods and this one for everything else. I found that I wasn’t cut out for that much online time. So, I am back to just one blog and you will find that there is a mix of gluten-free and regular food here from now on. As a “welcome back to sanity” celebration, I am starting this week off with Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bites (I’m using the term “sanity” lightly, of course).
Lemon Loaf Cake is a sweet and sour quick bread that can serve as dessert, breakfast or snack.
One day, a few years after I married my husband, he mentioned how much he’d like a slice of his sister’s lemon cake. It was the first time I had heard that his sister even had a lemon cake. What was this delectable sounding concoction of which my husband was dreaming? I immediately wrote a letter to my sister-in-law asking for the recipe. I am old enough and have been married long enough that snail mail was the “in” way to communicate back then. Once I got my hot little hands on the recipe, this Lemon Loaf Cake quickly became a staple in our dessert line-up. Continue reading
Chocolate Cutout Cookies make a fun holiday treat any time of the year.
So I am just going to keep it real here and tell you up front that I am NOT good with frosting. I have worked many, many years just to be able to frost a two layer cake without crumbs appearing all over the outside of it. Don’t be surprised, therefore, that these little chocolate cutout cookies look less than beautiful. I. Just. Cannot. Do. Frosting. My daughter and I had a great time making them, though. The whole family didn’t have any trouble eating them, either. Continue reading
Picture cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies; that’s how this chocolate chip pie tastes.
No one in my family is complaining that I am on a chocolate baking spree. We had a little break in the “monotony” while we celebrated Third Son’s 16th birthday. He asked for a strawberry cheesecake. Now we are back to one more week of chocolate before Valentine’s Day. I am actually making recipes that I marked, copied or saved years ago. It feels good to make my way through the list. It almost validates my 6 X 4 foot bookshelf crammed with cookbooks. Continue reading
This Easy Fudge Pie is a perfect way to end a nice meal.
I am all about easy desserts. When I am bustling around the kitchen making dinner, dessert is often an after-thought. I often get out my ingredients for dinner and while I am chopping vegetables I realize that I haven’t planned a sweet for the family. That is the time that I go into panic mode and start opening cupboards to see what I can come up with in 20 minutes of less without dirtying a sink load of dishes. Pies like this Easy Fudge Pie have saved my husband and children from moping around all evening bemoaning the lack of dessert. Continue reading
S’mores Oatmeal Cookies are filled with chocolate and little marshmallow bits for a special treat.
We love oatmeal cookies in our house. Some of the family likes them with raisins and cinnamon, others enjoy them with butterscotch, but everyone agrees that chocolate is by far their favorite addition. Adding marshmallow bits made them just that much better and turned them into S’mores Oatmeal Cookies! Continue reading
These Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with mini sized chips so there is chocolate in every bite!
There are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes. I think I have at least five here on this blog. No matter how many different ones I try, though, I almost always go back to this one. It’s simply a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie. And, it’s in my recipe notebook marked with over twenty five years of drips, spills and splotches from making the recipes it contains. I know I can grab that book and find all of my favorite, tried and true recipes. Perhaps that, more than anything ensures that I keep making this recipe. I don’t have to turn on the computer or get out a lot of books to find what I am looking for. Continue reading
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This #thankfullysweet fusion of Pumpkin Pie and Southern Banana Pudding is a one-of-a-kind Autumn dessert that will have you sittin’ up and sayin’ “howdy, ya’ll!”
One of the interesting things I noticed upon moving to Florida three years ago, was that most restaurants serve Banana Pudding for dessert. In fact, some restaurants only serve Banana Pudding for dessert, especially if they also serve barbecue. Those two foods go hand and hand in the South. It was only fitting, therefore, that when coming up with an Autumn dessert, that I chose to make a variation of this very popular local dessert. Continue reading
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School. Sports. Lessons. Work. Family Time. My day is full to the point that it can be overwhelming to think about coming up with a quick meal or dessert for the family to eat. At times like these, especially now that Fall weather is here, I start wanting comfort food, like Apple Walnut Rice Pudding. However, I need that comfort quick! Thank goodness for products like Success® Rice!
It’s a new week and my calendar is blessedly empty. I still have regular things like teaching piano lessons, volunteering at my daughter’s school and church activities, but there are no extra appointments, no company coming, nothing!! I feel so free! I am sure that by tomorrow the kids will mention a few extra things they need me to do, but for now, in this moment, I have an easy week ahead of me. So how do I celebrate? I make easy meals and easy desserts. These Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars qualify! Continue reading