Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread #Giveaway

Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread | A dense, moist banana bread generously topped with cinnamon sugar

When you need a little something sweet for breakfast, a thick slice of this Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread will do the trick!

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake #TwoSweetiePies

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake | A moist, buttery cake filled with vanilla pudding and topped with ganache!

When I asked my oldest what he wanted for his birthday dessert, he wisely replied, anything you need to make for your blog. I had selected this Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake for January’s #TwoSweetiePies, so it became a celebratory dessert!

13 Healthy Recipe Ideas for the New Year

13 Healthy Recipe Ideas for the New Year

Once all the holiday hoopla is over, it’s time to get back on track with some Healthy Recipe Ideas. Some of my favorite bloggers and I are sharing our favorites!

Most Popular Posts of 2016

As the days of this year dwindle, it’s time to share my Most Popular Posts of 2016. This is the first year where no savory dishes made the cut!

Deep Dish Apple Pie | Packed full of precooked apples makes for a perfect autumnal pie!

Deep Dish Apple Pie

I hosted our dinner club the weekend before Thanksgiving. This lattice topped deep dish apple pie was the perfect dessert for our autumnal feast.

Soft Chewy Cream Caramels | Homemade caramels cannot be rivaled!

Soft Chewy Cream Caramels

Soft Chewy Cream Caramels are a bit time consuming, but will get rave reviews!  For holiday gifts or your own consumption, they are a spectacular homemade candy!

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail | Pomegranate juice, Grand Marnier and Champagne dance together in this fabulous sparkling cocktail!

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail #Progressive Eats

I created this Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail for a holiday dinner club gathering, and it would be perfect to toast in the new year and more!

Easy Lemon Bundt Cake | Dense, citrusy and delicious! The shortcut will be our little secret!

Easy Lemon Bundt Cake #SundaySupper

We all need a few shortcuts this crazy time of year! This Easy Lemon Bundt Cake is a retro recipe from my childhood. Dense, moist and irresistible, it’s just as appropriate for a summer pitch in as it is for a holiday dessert!

Cherry Topped Brie Bites | Mini Brie topped with a cherry compote

Cherry Topped Brie Bites #SundaySupper

I pull out all the stops when I host my book club, and when I spotted mini Brie cheeses in the market, I decided to make these Cherry Topped Brie Bites. Cherry Topped Brie Bites The packaged bite-sized Brie was new to me and to a few of my book club friends as well. Ile […]

Mounds Bars | A fabulous bar from my childhood with a graham cracker crust, gooey coconut filling and ganache topping

Mounds Bars

My mom’s Mounds Bars recipe that turned me into a coconut lover for life! My family’s Mounds Bars Recipe In first grade, our moms had to send in two recipes for the class cookbook.  My mom’s contributions were a blue cheese salad dressing…which I didn’t appreciate till nearly 20 years later…and Mounds Bars.  I became […]

Orange Marmalade Filled Sweet Rolls

Orange Marmalade Filled Sweet Rolls #TwelveLoaves

Orange Marmalade Filled Sweet Rolls are composed of a tender bread dough rolled around a healthy dose of marmalade and brown sugar for a delightful breakfast treat! Sweet Rolls Whew. After a couple of yeast disasters, I thought I had lost my baking mojo. But I went to my trusty Red Star Platinum yeast and […]

Coconut Macaroons | Light and scrumptious with a crisp exterior and chewy middles!

Coconut Macaroons

These Coconut Macaroons are like no other I’ve ever baked or eaten. Though chewy, they’re definitely lighter than dense, but pack the same coconut thrill that comes from eating a more traditional version.

Tiramisu | A twist on the classic tiramisu with Kahlua and rum

Tiramisu #SundaySupper

Italian for “pick me up,” Tiramisu is an espresso and booze flavored dessert made with mascarpone, cream and ladyfingers. A topping of grated chocolate is just one more sublime component. Dreamy Tiramisu My search for the perfect tiramisu recipe all started after a family holiday to Vancouver, British Columbia. My family relocated to this breathtakingly beautiful, cosmopolitan Canadian city when […]

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Grab Some Nuts Day! Leave it to my friend, Kim, of Cravings of a Lunatic to organize a Grab Some Nuts Day! There are a lot of wise cracks that could be made with this theme, but I’ll leave them up to your imaginations. I was heading to Denver to visit my youngest sister, Maddy, who […]