Banana Granola Bars

Here’s the thing.  About 3 years ago I decided I needed to loose weight, I had gradually packed on 20 pounds since turning 40.  BOO. Well I lost eighteen, and now I’m almost back where I started nearly 15 pounds up from my ideal weight. Which mind you is not the same as my ideal […]

Simply Scratch – Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love receiving books as gifts, I love giving books as gifts.  I love books! Especially cook books!  So, to say I’m excited to share my friend, and fellow MichiGALnder (just made that word up, a gal from Michigan is a Michagalnder) Laurie McNamara’s cookbook Simply Scratch is a complete understatement!  I’m like freaking out […]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Maple Cream Sauce

Oh boy are you sitting down?  You really should be sitting down for this one.  This dessert is so simple, yet perfectly sweet, beautiful, and tasty in every possible way.  Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Maple Cream Sauce, one word, heavenly!  One bite and your head is going to snap backwards, eyes to the […]

Party Pudding Parfaits

The possibilities are endless with these fun cups of deliciousness. Everyone loves them, young and old, they are a favorite treat to celebrate most any holiday or special occasion! Pudding parfaits are perfect for the busy holiday season for so many reasons. One, they can be made ahead of time. Two, they can be served […]

Caramel Apple Squares

Caramel and Apples go together like popcorn and a movie!  They are fine alone but together they are perfect and comforting (and your fingers get messy too).  Caramel Apple Squares are wonderful to share, bake a pan and take a warm plate of these squares to your neighbors. Mmmm MMm mmm mmmmMM!  Excuse me a […]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

Disclaimer: I tried to stay away from posting anything pumpkin this fall, because well pumpkin is a bit over done. Dontcha think?  I love pumpkin just as much as the next person, probably more.  I apologize if you have been pumpkined to death.  I just had tah.  I couldn’t stop myself.  This cake is that […]

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bars

Everyone goes through different stages in their life.  High school, college, single, dink (dual income no kids), diaper years, whatever it may be at this moment in time I can bet, you are going through some sort of stage in your life.  Or phase.  You can call it a phase if you like.  The definition […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert with pretzel crust

Are you looking for a new goto recipe for all the summer potlucks in your future?  Look no further this sweet and salty cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries is sure to be your new favorite! June is National Dairy Month, what better way to honor America’s dairy farming families, who provide us with healthy, wholesome […]

Vanilla Bean Cardamom Scones

Easter morning always calls for a sweet treat of some sort, Vanilla Bean Cardamom Scones are the perfect sweet but not too sweet treat to enjoy with your Sunday coffee. I made these scones with Easter in mind. I normally make Braided Cardamom Bread for Easter morning, however since we will be away from home […]

Glazed Citrus Butter Bars

Some days just call for a bit of sunshine; and if getting it from the great out doors is out of the question then baking up a batch of these bars will certainly cast a ray or two of sunshine on your kitchen and sunshiney smiles across faces. Usually if I make anything but chocolate […]

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